MrChopin (2527) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
murky amber, tepid no head. Bright citrus rind nose, cherry, syrup with lactic hints. Heavily sweet flavor is cherry and grapefruit mid before abv heat, sweetness and bitterness emerging. Thin and sticky. Lighter nose and profile bogged down by sweetness and undercarbonated body.
nimbleprop (3000) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours a caramel amber with one ring of white head. Nose is sugary, malt, honey, flowers, spice, clove. Flavor is heavy spice, ginger, cardamom, some booze, candy sugar, malt. Full, slightly hot finish. Big, but not offensive.
GT2 (5659) - Riverslime, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL white wax thanks to beerandblues2. Pours full haze amber, weak head. No real formation. Nose is heavy lavender, thick scoops of caramel, plastic phenols, odd chemical air freshener. Taste is heavy caramel, brown sugar block dissolved, sweet and rich dessert. Palate is very sticky for style, which I’m assuming was supposed to be saison. But because this is so far from saison in any way, someone has correctly switched this to non-saison.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Beerandblues2, thanks - I think. Clear deep amber color, almost flat. Aroma of boozy caramel. Taste is sweet, syrupy and strong.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cumin, spices, cracker and biscuit malt with earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness with heavy spices and fruity esters, alcohol notes and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazed amber pour with an off-white head. Strong spice aroma of cinnamon and clove. Very sweet aroma of brown sugar, caramel, and fruit aromas of pear and apple. A little bit of citrus and some yeast. The flavor is very sweet and sugar forward. Caramel, brown sugar, and lots of sweet fruits. A bit of citrus, lots of cinnamon, and clove. A bit of alcohol and light yeast on the finish.
Elder_Gnome (2) - Gnomeville, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was quite the interesting beer. Longtime fans of Trinity brews; tried this one on whim. Three people tested the bottle, myself and a friend (fans of strong IPAs, herbal-flavored beers and more adventurous brews) and my wife; generally a fan of lighter beers and wheat-beers.
ALL of us enjoyed the flavor. At 13% ABV we drank it chilled in a glass chalice. Predominant flavor? Sweet, slightly spicy and berry.
Not a subtle beer, but good. Reviews ranged from "an oddly enjoyable alcoholic version of the soda "Big Red" ..." - to "a berry flavored, carbonated beer" - berry and honey flavors are more predominant than any spice or chocolate flavors the beer might claim to have.
This is a fun, funky brew and probably won’t be for everybody; but it is a unique beer and easy to enjoy at least by our crowd’s taste...
notalush (4173) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Falling Rock - dark brownish amber - frothy, off-white lace - aroma of raw sugar, cocoa, roasted pumpkin, light chili pepper - flavor is cloyingly sweet - a lot of raw cane sugar flavor - cocoa, light cinnamon, zome honey - some chili heat in the finish - very sweet and one-dimensional, despite the fact that there are like, ten adjuncts in this thing - pass.