nick76 (4140) - 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 (2871) - 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 (7707) - Carlsbad, 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 (3085) - 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 (100) - 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 (4098) - 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.
TomDecapolis (4384) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours translucent golden with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of banana, clove, white wine, oak and vanilla. Alcohol burn of a fresh golden monkey has gone away. Flavor of banana, clove, peppery notes. Alcohol is well hidden. Very oaky/white wine. Well done.
rbrazell (1403) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Proof. Clear golden pour with a small frothy white head. Sweet Belgian yeasts, bubblegum, pale grains, butter, light spice, white wine, oak barrel with touches of vanilla. Sweet bubblegum, butter cream, vanilla, sweet oak, white wine and subtle spices. Low carbonation and slightly oily body. Not bad.
stumpyiliz (212) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amazing golden pour with a fat dissipating head. Aromas of the wine barrel are present on the nose with butter cream
Cookies. Tast is definitely a bready golden but the finish is white wine pepper and charred oak. Good one worth trying.
PorterPounder (5097) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl, Market Square Liquors - 750 ml cage corked bottle. Pours a sparkling light amber with a thin but persistent cloud of a had that leaves this trails of lacing. Very potent aroma with some definite wine characteristics, some white grapes, a hint of yeast. Flavor is full bodied and unique with a sharp wine accent with some definite oak accents. Some tangy dates and nuts make their way into the back end. Wine presence is very profound - not quite cloying, but could be a detractor for those who are not huge wine fans. Some maple syrup notes finish it out. Nice sticky mouthfeel. Pretty solid but I’m not a huge barrel age fan.