Artichoke (86) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Three finger head. Fruity aroma, you can taste the Belgian yeast, but this is a garble of flavor. Not so much malt would like it to be a little sweeter, its a bit dry, almost like a tannin. Not bad.
marcus (7682) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours murky golden with almost no head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a slightly sour caramel malt flavor that is a bit oaky with some vanilla. Lots of carbonation, but with a dry finish. The Belgian yeast is noticeable but not overwhelming.
bhensonb (12596) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared by Marcus. Pours translucent gold. Aroma of light pitted fruit. Med body. Very light oak in the flavor with some yeast - fruit -ester. Extremely pleasant balanced finish. And a bit of earthiness in the finish. Quite nice.
anders37 (19559) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 304/432. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody yeasty spicy aroma. Fruity malty spicy woody bourbon flavor with hints of citrus. Has a fruity malty spicy woody bourbon yeasty hoppy citrus finish.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet bready malts, Belgian yeast, citrus hops, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, some spices and a bit of booze.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet bready malts with some citrus hops, coriander and other spices, a touch of lemon zest, and some vanilla. Through the middle, oak and Bourbon come through with some fuller Belgian yeast flavor, some fruity esters, and some more spices. The finish is a mix of sweet bready malts, oak, Bourbon, citrus hops, very mild bitterness, Belgian yeast, and some booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a warming, dry, and spicy finish.
D - Very drinkable. The barrel character is nice and balanced and not overpowering. Adds nice complexity to the base beer.