Enniskillen (2060) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
From Bistro BA Fest 2009. Aroma is lightly funky, lightly malty, candy. Taste is sweet, candy, light yeast, lightly hopped. wetherel (1888) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAY 6, 2010
On tap at Stone Oaquinox. Sweet and sour. Light amber color. Hint of booze. Creamy white head. Some phenolics. Pretty good. JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
On tap at Stone Oakquinox 2010. Dark amber pour, off-white head. Sweet malt, dark fruit, floral hops, brandy sweetness, and light spice. I very nice beer, Valley always seems to impress. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3L bottle shared by DrBill at Woodshop 5.0 (2/20/10): Pours a transparent golden brass with a nicely-lacing froth of white head. Aroma of soft semi-sweet biscuity malts with some floral grapefruity hops and lemon citrus with some hay funk and light earthiness. Starts with good fullness and lightly sweet Belgian malt with some fruity cherry and cranberry notes before a drier funky brett finish. Good complexity throughout. bb (9695) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Apple and sweet malt aroma. Brandy and sweet malt flavor with yeast and spice. Medium-plus bodied. Sweet appley malt with yeast and spice.
yespr (46805) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2010
3 L bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is citric to light acidic. Fruity and barnyard notes. Soft carbonation. Smooth malty and light fruity base flavour. Smooth fruity flavoured finish. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Thanks to whomever brought this bottle to the Woodshop 5.0 tasting
Clear golden pour with a nice head, slightly sweet flavors. Tasty. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Bottle @ Woodshop 5.0. Pours a glowing orange with a good sized off white head, nice lacing. Aromas and flavors of sweet honey and some herbal hops. Smooth and creamy in the finish. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Tasted at the 4th Annual Bistro Barrel Aged Beer Fest on 11/14/2009. This Belgian Strong Ale pours a medium orange gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, touch of honey and orange. A medium bodied Belgian Strong Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal. Fruity and sweet, the brandy barrel adds a very nice sweetness to this beer. I like the flavors in this one more than the bourbon barrel version. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet. SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Draught at the Bistro Barrelfest 09. Blond with a thick, lasting head. Fruity and lightly woody aroma. After some beers that were heavy on the malt and wood, this actually caught me a little off guard. The brandy barrel was subtle in the nose, but added a light spice that worked well with some more yeasty estery and phenolic notes. The flavor was lighter on the sweetness and grainy in the finish like, with some fruity yeasty flavors coming cherios in with light grape and vanilla. Lighter in body, which was one of the most striking qualities to me. lean and very drinkable for a 10+% BSA. Good, but for some reason the grainy note in the finish and the overall mix kept it from being one of my favorites of the day.