Iphonephan (2202) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared from a 75 cl bottle. Fairly clear dark gold with a thick white head. Feint coconut aroma. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. More coconut in the taste along with some bitter hops. Unlike any other tripel I have ever had, but pretty decent.
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
750 ccs from Capone’s, Smith’s, and Craft Ale. First off, the corks were as cheap and dry as I’ve ever seen. Mine was dryer than Joan Rivers’ honeypot, and broke in half, forcing me to get a wine de-corking apparatus. Bill and Ron, get better corks, guys. This beer was just released and is less than a week in the bottle. The corks shouldn’t be this cheap and dry. The pour was clear dark straw with minimal off-white head and a lot of carbonation. Nose was heavy vanilla, white chocolate, white wine grapes, popcorn butter, mild hopcitrus. Tastes dry, floral, hoppy and ctric, with some mild oak and butterscotch. Not much funk here, some late green grapes and vanilla notes, but this one proves that throwing a great beer in a barrel doesn’t always produce a better or even good beer.
Beerman6686 (3535) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a hazy bright darker yellow with a white head. Aroma was of yeast, light candy sugar, oak, and white wine. Flavor was similar, very oaky and a bit funky almost with the wine complimenting but not overpowering the base beer.
Brewdork (145) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with a wisp of a white head. Yeasty aroma with notes of grape, oak, and a hint of bubblegum. Flavor follows suit, with little alcohol profile despite its 9.5% ABV. Nice overall, but I was expecting a bit more somehow.
nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is wooden with citrus, yeast, incense, and malt. The appearance is amber gold with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall a nice beer.
Palidor19 (2841) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is very rich with a flavor if spice and fruits. The beer it's self is very above average with a spicy overall. The malts are good but the hops have an astringent end.
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GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL at grape and Grain Exchange. Clear orange pour. Weaker white head. Served in incorrect glassware. Nose is sticky candies, sweet orange, mild oddities like salted tomato . Taste is spicy, chalky, slightly medicinal with cough syrup. Palate is slightly harsh. Prevalent alcohol.
burg326 (2707) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Hunhapu, poured a light golden color with aromas of light yeast, spice, bread, banana, and some dry wine. Flavors dollow suit wifj some light oak in the aftertaste. Dry afterfinish wih some peppery yeast and banana, nice beer overall.
kirk36 (91) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wine front and forward, then the triple shines through though not as wallpaper paste tasting as alone. I do enjoy the golden monkey and consider myself elite when drinking this. However, the aging in the wine barrels tones down the triple but in a good way, I would buy this again!
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thornecb (3964) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep clear amber into a tulip. White conglomerate head with medium retention recedes leaving spot lacing to mottle surface. Grape and oak aromas. Soft with sweet wine and caramel flavors upfront turning to oak and marshmallow before the lasting hot, sour fruit finish.