thegreenrooster (4448) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 13, 2016 argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear amber body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla/Bourbon, light bubblegum. Taste is moderately sweet, bubblegum, orange, some Bourbon, light vinous. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.
Pour is a thick looking murky brown with a small white head. Aroma is a minor oak, some caramel and maybe a little sourness as well as alcohol. Flavor is a nice fresh oak but there is a big alcohol presence after that. Finish is neither sweet or sour but there is a big warming sensation after each sip from the alcohol. I don’t get much of a tripel aspect from this, it’s more of a American strong ale with some bourbon barrel flavor. FlandersNed (395) - , Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2015
12oz bottle. Lightly cloudy pumpkin orange hue. Nicely sweet bourbon/malt nose. Fruit, smooth spice, oak, light whiskey and dried vanilla notes. Full body and moderate carbonation. jcnielsen (3412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with small white head. Fresh wood shavings, vanilla, butterscotch aromas. Oak, bourbon, boozy, malty flavors. I didn’t realize this was a bourbon barrel aged tripel when I was buying it, I thought it was a regular tripel. Oh well, but not much left in it related to a tripel. Solid beer, not really my type these days, but a nice change of pace. drsordr (2747) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle pour hazy orange copper with rapidly dissipating small head. Nose vanilla, caramel, biscuit, butterscotch. Taste initial harsh tannin followed by more pleasant flavors. Some base tripel sweet malt, fruit and spices balanced by vanilla from the barrel. Would be more pleasant without the initial harshness. smith4498 (3649) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle shared by Eddy. Pours clear pale copper color with off white head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, caramel, and yeast. Big bourbon flavor with some caramel sweetness, oak, and dough. Medium to full body with minimal carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel.
Westchesterco (2061) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a hazy effervescent caramel colored beer. It has the aroma of butterscotch. The taste is black licorice and a hint of peppermint that lingers on the palate Iphonephan (7028) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
From A 75 CL bottle shared at home. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Aroma of caramel. Flavors bourbon dominate. Not finding much Belgian influence here. But pretty tasty anyway. solidfunk (9033) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Too much barrel washes out most of the character here. Tastes of whiskey with light coriander and some booze. Pours cloudy orange without much head or lacing. Bitter, wooden finish here. Tap at rustico ballston. rxeight (3115) - Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2013 Extra from trev1179(BA) , it was a while ago. Bottle dated 04 10. I assume that means 2010. Nose is bourbon and cane sugar. Taste is more old ale than belgian. Very smooth, lots of buttery bourbon. Great stuff. radio_nowhere (1472) - Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2012 bomber into Trappist glass, cloudy golden-copper color with minimal bright white head. Aroma of sweet candy malt, caramel, fruity, slight vanilla and oak. Taste adds notes of dried fruits (raisins, apricots, figs), bubblegum, some citrus and light bourbon. Medium body, low carbonation, soft, kid of boozy, creamy, tannic with oaky sweet finish. Pretty oaky sweet tripel, aged very well.