railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2006
i was surprised to see on tap.this was my firsy triple and it was very good.i just had a a sample so could not get a real good rate on it.i am going back today to have a glass to re.rate and i know from just a sample it will be delicious. CHEERS to barnaby Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Tap: 5-30-06. Dark ruby-mahogany, decent off-white head. Aroma is full of dark fruit, residuel sugar and faint smoky malt. Flavor tons of raisin, fig, prune. Huge residuel sweetness through the middle. Faint banana near finish. Big body, creamy-smooth mouthfeel. Very nice....quad? tjthresh (1871) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2006 Served in a snifter at the brewpub. Poured a dark mahogany color with zero head. The aroma is very vinous with cherry and grape notes in the forefront. Some chocolaty character. Lots of fruit character in the flavor. Again cherry, grape, dates and fig. Chocolate and a subtle alcohol burn. Very easy to drink. Very dangerous. Thanks to Barnaby for the company. MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2006
Served from a growler Thanks Styles.. Poured with a light white head slight loss of carbonation from a few day old growler to be expected though nice ruby brown appearance. Aromas were initially dark fruit and cherry then a nice whiff of alcohol . Flavor was big with cherry and fig a noticable presence of alcohol definitly. Some shocolate in the finish but not ot big .. I would like to try straight from the tap one day egajdzis (6502) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2006
Poured an amber color with a medium sized, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, yeast, nuts, orange peel, and some banana. Taste of caramel, nuts, citrus fruits, earthy yeast, coriander, orange peel and black pepper.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2006
12oz bottle hand bottle traded by Duane! - Thanks! Pours dark brownish ruby with a short tan head that fades fast but leaves a little lacing. Nice full aroma of yeast, raisins, plums, and other dark fruits blended with caramel malts and some candi sugar. Pleasant smooth flavor of raisin, caramel, some yeast, pears, plums, and even some bannana. Palate is sticky sweet yet smooth and easy to drink. No sign of the alcohol except the warmth at the dry finish. Beautiful tripel and another fine beer from this brewer.. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2006
Growler: Courtesy of Styles. Aroma of plum, banana, light raisin, slight yeastiness, and hints of apple. Pours a dark reddish-brown with moderate transparency and a small off-white head. Lots of sweet dark fruits througout. Lots of grape with light plum and raisin. Yeastiness lingers behind all the fruitiness. Hints of chocolate of chocolate in the finish with only the slightest hint of bitterness. As it warms alcohol becomes slightly noticeable. frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2006
Served desnse whisky/garnet colored with a quick, tan head that was soon a thin halo. Thin streams of carbonation struggle against the thick body. Fruity apple, pear, banana, cherry... a veritable fruit cocktail of aromas above white wine, clay and mild caramel notes. Flavor finds syrupy honey and malts with fruity Cognac or Rock & Rye or simply Banana Liqueur. A dry, hoppy finish showcases citrus. Thick & warming, I’m hoping against hope that this stays on thru late autumn (or maybe we’ll see a resurrection in a BA version). I was pleasantly surprised that they let me grab a growler of this.
hopdog (12492) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2006
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On tap at the 3F Brew Pub. Poured a deep mahogany color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of plums, raisins, overall fruity with a very light spiciness. Tastes of raisins, plums, apples, very light chocolate and very light candi sugar. There was a sweetness present, but not overly sweet that I tend to notice in American made tripels. Light alcohol in the finish, but overall well hidden. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2006
On tap at brewpub and served in a snifter: Crimson hue with a small frothy head and little lace, some oily legs. The aroma has notes of current and fig, mild smoke, earthy yeast esters, light cardamom, and some phenolic vapors.
Wow, very different tasting with a fruity fig forefront supported by a malty base. Some chocolate and sugary background. A sharp bite of alcohol before a subdued spiced finish. The mouth feel is lush and oily, medium to full-bodied. Slight bite and moderately warming on the finish.
Interesting to say the least, not normal for sure, I DIG IT!