BuckeyeBoy (8857) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2016
22oz bottle pours out a copper color topped with a small head. Nose is big whisky barrel some grape notes pit fruit sweetness vanilla and spice. Taste is more of the heavy booze barrel notes grape touch pit fruit sweetness. Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Pomegranate and sweet aroma come from this slightly hazy orange brew. The taste is tartish and pomegranate very full bodied and decent carb. Sweet and balanced decently. Very sweet. bigda83 (879) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle share. Pours a clear copper color with a small bubbly off-white head. Aromas of banana, clove, caramel, apple, wood, cherry. Flavor followed the nose perfectly and I didn’t get any pomegranate. Medium body, thinner texture, lively carbonation, and a finish on the sweet side. tmoreau (4734) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2016
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served displaying a hazed, orangey amber color, with a finger’s width of off white head foam that expeditiously diminished to a persistent ring, and a light layer of film. The nose was subtle across the board at first, so a period of warming reaped rewards. Noticed a bit of initial oaky/woodiness, with a hint of smoke? or I merely picked up on Wag’s last cigarette break. Alcohol lurked, with esters as cherry, grape, dried fruit, and pomegranate that showed some expression, along with a blend of citrus & malt sweetness, orange peel, spicy phenols, subtle, barrel induced vanilla, and a light vinous nature. Medium+ bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste was similar notes as the aroma’s, with some tart astringency, modest earthy bitterness, and booziness that built up a pleasantly lingering warmth. Definite Belgian yeast influences, with the barrel aging positioning this closer to a Barleywine than a Quad for me. JStax (7306) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2016
22 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer was a ha y copper color with a white head of foam. The aroma is over the top with boozy character. Strong whiskey notes. Moderate fruit, and lots of wet woody notes. Big body and moderate carbonation.
egajdzis (6830) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2016
Red brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, spices, wood, vanilla, and alcohol. Taste of dried fruits, caramel malts, sherry, spices, tobacco, wood, and a bit of alcohol in the finish. nealblind (2007) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 11, 2016
reddish gold pour. Aroma rye whiskey, cherries. Tastes banana, cloves, tobacco, dates sugar, oak, spicy rye. heat some syrup by also sorta dry creamy. GothGargoyle (2588) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2016
Light brown with a pale head. Aroma is pear, caramel, golden raisins. Medium-full bodied, fruity on the palate with a light booziness to finish. Taste is golden raisins, dried pears, honey. fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2016
Draught at Darby’s Pub, Vancouversebastokrator (133) - - MAR 20, 2016
Cloudy orange color with small compact head. The aroma is a bit fruity and sour, that’s the barrel. Good body, quite sweet; it doesn’t have much malt depth, it has loads of fruity esters given by that American yeast, a bit of character given by the barrels, the wine barrel being the better contributor, with mild sourness, vinous touch, a bit woody and astringent in the final. The alcohol us well managed.
Nice beer, I wouldn’t buy a bottle of it though.
Pours into a copper, cloudy liquid. It smells heavily of a variety of fruit. Taste is more of the same. The fruit flavor is kind of muddled together but maybe banana is most pronounced. There is also a hint of wine acidity, but otherwise the barrels don’t really come through. Slight carbonation and guess down smoothly. All in all it’s a decent beer but not necessarily worth the price tag.