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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Double Golden Ale Aged in Pinot Noir wine barrels.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bulk_Carrier (5034) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - FEB 11, 2017
This was poured into a snifter and showed a semi-dark golden color with a thin white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Mild stringy lace. The aroma traces some banana, dark fruits, light breadiness and yeastiness around some caramel malts. Light evaporated citrusy qualities show in a mild wine-like quality. The flavor blends the banana and dark fruits to the citrusy and wine-like quality. Mild blended wine to banana to dark fruit aftertaste with the same sort of finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation. Vinous grip on my tongue. Overall, this has to be one of the strangest American Strong ales I have ever had. Its not bad, just extremely different for the style and Im left scratching my beard on wondering if this really fits. Vinous qualities need to be a bit more controlled, in my opinion.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (7151) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 20, 2015
22oz bottle pours out a cloudy golden topped with a small head. Nose is wine barrel oak belg yeast spice and some candy sugar. Taste is more of the wine barrel notes spice belg yeast and some pit fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (20221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle from BevX360
Hazy light amber color. The vanilla barrel aroma marries well with the malt, mellow result. Good body strength, moderately sweet, nice malt flavor, with a clear oak barrel action, and light banana traces; the alcohol is well managed, but it adds a nice edge.
Quite good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (2585) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
Golden orange with a pale head. Aroma is honey, sweet orange peel, bourbon. Medium-full bodied, sweet on the palate with a slightly boozy finish. Taste is sweet orange peel, dates, dried fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (14380) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle - Light stone fruits and sweet honey notes. Cloudy gold with a decent beige head. Fruity, bubblegum, stone fruit, light booze and some nice sweetness. Although not my style, quiet nice

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (16609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out loads of pitted fruits, some caramel, and subtle wine notes. Flavour is quite sweet, with caramel malt, candied pitted fruits, and brown sugar. Not really getting any of the wine barrels. Its just a nice, sweetened strong ale with pitted fruits. ABV is well-hidden. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilnatp (692) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle. Surly Darkness Eve 2014. I am unable to find written tasting notes on this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6592) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2014
This one poured a golden color with a white head. Aroma was of Belgian yeast, candy sugar, red wine, and tannins. Flavor was lightly funky, barrel character, some sweetness, and grapes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15915) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle shared by Bobby. Pours orange gold white heads. Nose/taste of white wine, oak, wild yeast, lemon candy and tart fruit. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (7409) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle. Yellow pour with tan head. Light herbal, wine, malty aromas. Malty, citrus and light oak tones.


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