lord_Duckworth (6) - - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
One of my personal favorite beers. Full flavored dark beer with a subtle flare of great after taste. Mmmmmm phaleslu (10239) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle at the Grand Tasting of RBWG. Pours a hazed pale gold with a white ring for a head. Notes of straw, pale and sweet malts, apricot, peach, and sugar. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet mouthfeel. Good tripel. Sledutah (7526) - Utah, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle shared at RBWG jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma and flavors are sweet malts, grainy and caramel, spices
750 bottle @RBWG-A-still-yellow/gold. A-wood/spice, lt malt. Sweet lt malt, wood/spice hops.
deyholla (11597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle at RBWG 2014, thanks! Pours a deep gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of apple and caramel with a bit of barrel backing. Flavor has caramel and sweet grains with a bit of barrel and light apple underlyinf.
Drake (13724) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #152. Bottle shared at the Grand Tasting. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bready malt, butterscotch, mild candied fruits, mild hops. Taste is stone fruits, bready malts, spice. Medium bodied, lightly boozy. italarican (1550) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle generously shared at the RBWG grand tasting. Lots of ethanol hotness with some pleasant bourbon notes. Caramel malt sweetness brings it back together. Some good spiciness rounds it out for a nice burr. Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle share at Hampton Inn pre-DLD party. Pour is pale orange with a small white head. Aroma and flavor are both of earth, wood, yeast, light fruit, and bread/biscuit. Some slight whiskey and barrel notes in the finish, but not too present. superspak (5581) - Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2014
750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 3/18/2012. Pours moderately hazy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass, with moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pear, apricot, grape, apple, lemon, peach, clove, pepper, candi sugar, light honey, bread, herbal, oak, light vanilla, light whiskey, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt notes with light-moderate barrel presence; and good strength. Taste of big pear, apple, apricot, grape, peach, vanilla, toffee, candi sugar, oak, clove, whiskey, pepper, light honey, bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of pear, apple, apricot, lemon, peach, vanilla, toffee, oak, candi sugar, clove, pepper, herbal, bread, whiskey, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, malt, and whiskey barrel flavors; with great balance of malt/yeast/barrel flavors and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick, smooth, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome barrel aged tripel. All around great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, malt, and whiskey barrel flavors; and quite smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering. Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2014 Corked and caged bottle thanks to Jstax...Pour is nice golden with a large head..Nose is nice vanilla, wet oak, bourbon, banana, spices, herbal....Taste is herbal, vanilla, nice bourbon, banana, spices, nice carbonation and a bit sweet..