waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Bottle. Hazy apricot colored pour with thin head and light lacing. Boozy aroma of apricot and dates, candy. Big and aggressive body, warming and burning. Fruity, baked bread, high alcohol. Better as it warms but over the top. mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Look, if you people don’t like strong beers, then don’t drink this. If a double dubble is a quadruple, then this is the world’s first sextuple - a double triple. This beer is incredibly smooth and well integrated for its size. Lemon and yeast on the nose, huge apricots, honey and a hint of belgian funkiness pulling up the rear. At a good price, too. Nice silk-screened label. hayduke (5204) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2013 This 22-oz. bottle was a joint tasting with Strykzone on Facebook chat. This poured clear deep gold with an off-white head and light lacing. Nose of ripe fruit, yeast, and honey Medium body and a slick mouthreel. Th flavor was sweet, almost cloyingly so. Some unidentifiable spice in the finish .A little too much alcohol and sweetness for me. I tried another bottle here in Idaho. This one needs to be sipped. Strykzone (7356) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2010
22 oz. bottle sent by Hayduke with whom I enjoyed a fun Facebook chat along with Rick, his brother. This beer looked like honey in the glass but with an off white head and some slow moving carbonation. Aroma was big tangerine, yeast, and honey with a hint of spice. Flavor was almost the same. Honey, candi sugar and yeast seemed to dominate which made for a cloyingly sweet beer. That sweetness lasted throughout. Later in the glass the tangerine came out. The spice kept teasing but never came out as hoped. This beer was all about honey, yeast, and tangerine. It was nice but just too sweet and too much alcohol (which thankfully was hidden) for me. Ratman197 (14826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of candy sugar, carmel, pear and spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of candy sugar, carmel, pear and spice with a crisp lingering sweet spiced finish.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2010
bottle pours hazy orange with a thin white head. Aroma is citrus hops, yeast, some pine notes. Flavor is interesting, starts with sweet grassy malts, citrus notes follow and end with a spruce and grassy finish. arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2010
It pours a golden red color with a small amount of head that faded fast. The Aroma is sour malt, sweet cherries, and yeast. The only thing I can think after the first sip is how sweet it is. It’s too sweet. The taste is sickly sweet cherry, caramel malts, and a hint of alcohol. No hops whatsoever. This is a heavy, sweet beer that is going to be tough to finish. Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 5, 2010
A pretty tastey ale with a very sweet beginning. Lots of caramel flavor along with slight butterscotch. Not brimming with Belgian yeast, but quite good. rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Sampled in a bomber. Drinks nice and crisp but really doesn’t really offer much else. For 11%, you really cant taste the high alcohol percentage but this is just your average brew. Fred82 (2324) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2010
Bottle at a tasting thanks to Marcdesthya.
Appearance : Hazy amber with a small head.
Aroma : Spicy and yeasty.
Taste : Spices with strong notes of star anise. Quite sweet.
Overall : Lots of anise in there. Like drinking a Sambuca. Interesting but not really along the lines of a regular Tripel. Interesting but not so good.