davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2012
750ml bottle into a tulip. Long time want of mine, thanks for the trade OsNJCB! No idea on the age on this beer but I assume somewhat fresh.
A - Nice and clear amber body. Lots of rising carbonation. Initial pour yields a three finger high white head. Settles down to a neat cap with thick edging. Really tiny bubbles. Decent lacing with great retention. Has some alcoholic legs after swirling.
S - Huge Calvados presence. Tart and sweet apples, a layer of spice, oak and vanilla tannins. A bit of an earthy and lemon presence from the base beer, but it seems like the barrels are taking over here. Some burning alcohol. Smells like a barrel aged sweet apple liqueur.
T - Tart apples and some earthy spice followed by a large alcohol presence. Notes of oak, vanilla, hay and Belgian yeast. Rich butterscotch and caramel in the aftertaste. Mouth feel is silky, creamy and coating with a high level of carbonation.
O - Wow. This beer is out there. The rich butterscotch flavors in the aftertaste just plays so wonderfully off of the initial tart and sweet apple flavors. The spice and yeast from the base beer just adds to the complexity. Its boozy, but in the best way possible. Major props to Captain Lawrence for making such an interesting and unique beer. Crazy delicious. secretstash (8) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2008 does not count
just got back from cl brewing shared with bastard dead guy and 2 others you can smell the apples when you crack it you can nose the hops right away under the apple the brandy is very up front on this. Alcohol warmth is very nice glad that i shared this one with 6 peps as a foot note sorry adam you missed another one i just couldnt wait GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Extremely smooth candy apple taste. Heavy bodied but clean. Drinks really smooth. HimerMan (4) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2008 does not count
First off - what a phenomenal place with very friendly people and an incredible atmosphere. Truly top-notch. TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Beer pours a cloudy medium copper with a nice mildly off white head with a HUGE aroma of the applejack liquor.
Immediate taste of apples, applejack, oak and their American tripel - as familiar with their extra gold.
This is an incredible beer, that has amazing potential to age. The only downfall is with the big alcohol taste that is present in the palate. However, this does not get in the way of the beer. I feel this will age incredible well in time to come.
If you have the chance to try this beer, you must - Cheers to a great beer and to the great people involved in brewing it!
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2008 Nice golden pour. Nose is mostly apples and alcohol. A very warming tripel with apple flavors in the aftertaste. Has a spicy oak flavor to the apples. Tastes like a roasted apple with brandy flavoring. Quite an interesting beer, will drink this one again. Can’t wait to try it about 6 months from now.