fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2008
Hazy golden color. There is a strong aroma at first, piney resins, interesting hop. It has a strong body, with malt and caramel flavor, strong hopping, the spicy character of a Triple, some alcohol perception. It just gets too much in the end, when it becomes clear that drinking half a bottle is too much. The fact is that Belgian Ales should be about style, not power. BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Bottle: Pours a bronze copper color with a nice spunky head and creamy lacing. The nose is earthy and fresh with a nice american hop volley, a estery belgian yeast note along with some sharp carbonation and the usual stone brashness. Huge body and huge bitterness along with the spicy phenols. Fruity and light mouthfeel with a lingering bitter tail and a rounded finish. Good, much better than the 07. Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Clear, bright, very light orange-gold with a dense, fine, quickly-dissipating white head. Aroma of fruity fermentation esters with citrus noes--orange--along with yellow fruit hops notes alongside light sweet malt and some alcohol. Sweet malt and alcohol up front in the flavor surrounded by a fairly dense hops bitterness profile with some spice and yellow fruit flavors. The body comes across as strong, yet light, with a lot of carbonation and a long, bitter, slightly hot finish. joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2008
Draught at GABF 2008.
Clear golden coloured with a small white head.
Hoppy aroma of fruits, grape fruits and pine needles.
Hoppy flavour of fruits, grape fruits and pine needles.
Dry hoppy finish. ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2008
bomber from G&G. poured into a snifter. pours a bright golden color with good carbonation and bright white head. aroma is distinctly belgian, but with a hoppy twist expected from stone. scents of banana, cinnamon, cloves, orange, and a background of floral hops. flavor is truly something special. the very unique spice and citrus nature of a belgian ale combined with the hoppy bitterness of an IPA makes for a heck of beer. mouthfeel is smooth, with good carbonation and slight warmth from the 8.6%. very similar to Urthel Hop-It, but with a slightly higher touch of class and American hops making the difference. probably the best of the vertical epics to date. drink this one fresh and save one for next year.
ctvinson (2) - , Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2008 does not count
it was pretty good. better than the previous ones. makes a cool gift. they wouldn’t let me type the minimal amount so i’m supposed to say something about how malty or hopppy it was blah blah blah 2Below (1) - , Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2008 does not count
22 oz Bottle from local retailer. Pours gold with medium head and slightly cloudy. Initial taste is very spicy - nutmeg and clove. Quite hoppy as well. WOW is all I can say. Was going to save some for my wife but... Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Gold with a white head. Aroma is spicy, coriander, nutmeg, yeast, light maltiness. Much like 040404 fresh, taste is yeasty, light bitterness, clove, nutmeg. wxman (1848) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Pours a pale gold with a white head that’s OK. Coriander and citrus aroma. Sweet candy, citrus, pine, cloves and an assertive bitterness. French Farm Ale meets Belgian Trippel. Interesting. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2008
Bottled At SBWF08. Pours out in a slightly hazy golden color with a small white foam. Sweet, yeas, quite sugary aroma of oranges, red apples and apricots with notes of cumin and cinnamon. Full-bodied with a strong but still with unrefined and raw sugary flavours of candied oranges, soap and asprcots. Spicy finish of cinnamon with notes of flowers, tangerine and alcohol. I’m not overly impressed. A tad better than the 070707.