Jow (4170) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2012 puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Blind Tiger, for VSK. Crazy sweet aroma, with fig, plum, maple syrup, and wort. Big, bright, brutish body, almost pure sugar, much like a desert wine. Could use some extensive aging to cool off and integrate a bit.
Tap at BT for VSK night. Pours brownish copper. Nose of syrup and booze. tastes of sweet maple syrup, brandy, plums, raisins, earth, leather, malt, and light woodiness. warming and sweet on finish. i could see being appropriate sipper on cold Maine winter night although huge quantities may pose issues. brystmar (1314) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2012
On tap at Blind Tiger for VSK. Super sweet overall with seemingly random spikes of puckering tartness at different points during the drink. Maple doesn’t work with the flavor profile, at least not in this quantity. Doesn’t work at all; time to go back to the drawing board, guys. Honestly might be the first time I’ve ever been disappointed with an Allagash beer. jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2012 Draft at blind tiger with Andy, Tom and Paul. Pours an amber body with no head, very minor lacing. Aroma is sweet and sour maple syrup, light oak and musk. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of maple, spice, sweet candy, dark fruit, and light oak.