boxofrane (1664) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 Draft at craft ale house. Pours clear orange with a small white head. The aroma has some fruity esters, yeast, raisin. The taste is sweet grape and a bit of dark fruit.
Elwood (2899) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a nice dark amber color with a short lived, light tan head. The nose is boozy with a lot of pear and malt sweetness. Sweet and hot on the palate. Almost medicinal with lots of apple brandy, pear, and butterscotch notes. On the sweet side and full bodied with a hot finish. A bit brash and in your face alcohol wise. A little time might help this one.
monk191 (607) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice, if a little boozy, tripel. Pours a beautiful red with visible sediment. Smells like apples and cherries. Tastes has a very malty start, with more apples and cherries, and some maple syrup. A quite boozy finish. Maybe a little too boozy, but good. Had in the bottle.
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radagast83 (3734) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split a bottle of this one. Poured a slightly amber color with a small sized white head. Aroma was notes of caramel malts, Belgian yeast notes. Flavor had some bready notes, sweet malts, caramel, alcohol is most certainly there. Lots of heat in there, with plenty of notes of sweetness. Pretty enjoyable.
chris__hartley (258) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours translucent (hazy) auburn-coloured with amber highlights; the head is bone and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: sweet mash, raisins, toffee, orange-zest, and a slight floral characteristic. The taste is heavy sweet that finishes with a light bitterness; there are notes of: toffee, orange-zest, alcohol, and marmalade. The palate is full bodied and sticky; it has medium carbonation and a long finish. Overall, it oddly has the flavour profile of a abbey tripel, however, the body of a quadrupel - and interesting victory indeed.
magsinva (826) - Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from DiarmaidBHK - tried this one a couple days ago and itís a solid strong ale. Beyond that it didnít make a big impression, sadly.
mjpeterson812 (47) - Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into tulip glass. Thin foamy white head that quickly faded to a thin white ring around glass. Gorgeous amber orange butterscotch color. As to aroma and taste...this is really complex! Aroma is alcohol, orange, banana, butterscotch, hop, fruit, floral. First sip I really noticed the high ABV but it quickly gave way to long lingering sweetness. Full body, thick sticky syrupy mouthfeel but not unpleasantly so. Carbonation is pretty active. Long sweet finish hoppy finish. The bottle says to enjoy as the ale slowly warms. Looking forward to see how aromas and flavors develop as it does.
AndyW68 (701) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice. Clear d rep amber with white head. Aroma of flowers and caramel. Taste is sweet and bitter alcoholic finish. Very sticky.
SuperTiti33 (230) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ambrée. Beau collet. Nez fruité. Cannelle. Abricot. Malt. Sucre. Bouche: très sucré. Épicé. Levuré. Fruité. Ananas. Mangue. Houblonné. Beau corps. Céréale. Gingembre. Muscade. Très bien.
Imperial_Scout (282) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber. Sweet spice, caramel, and berry. Sweet spicy and caramel taste. Crisp finish. Good.