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44 min ago

“A lovely light sour beer. Has a long sour after taste that is tart and light. Murky light gold color with minimal to no aroma. Startlingly original.” -- by jayzz

2 hours ago

“FIRST rating of this - that is a surprise. This had 12-21-12 written in red on the label - not sure if that is the release date or part of the name. The label also features a spooky drawing of an old temple. The pour is a foamy noir, and...wow! This is a first rate stout - a nice surprise from this small brewery. I tasted coffee, molasses, light fruity notes, and sweet, dark bread. The hops are present, but don’t cut into the malts, which are the centerpiece of this brew. Excellent!” -- by Slipstream

2 hours ago

“2013 white wax bottle. Thanks Erik. Chocolate, vanilla, custard, dark fruit and a whole lot of cane sugar. Almost dark lord levels of sweetness. Only thing that brings this down is the complete lack of carbonation. Bottle didn’t even hiss when I opened. A few bubbles when poured but no head. Really tasty stuff.” -- by rxeight

3 hours ago

“Very dark reddish-brown with a bubbly cream colored head. Aroma full of sour cherry and oak with notes of plum and cake. Some fruity sweetness, but mostly tons of delicious, and quite sour, barrel and sour fruits, and just a little sweet fruitiness. Medium bodied, dry, with moderate carbonation. Excellent. If only I had a bigger bottle...” -- by rougeau13

3 hours ago

“Pours a dark brown with a thick tan foam head. Has an aroma of roasted malts and even a little oak wood. Flavor is sweet chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, some bitterness underneath that, and some alcohol. Wonderful beer.” -- by chucklemation

3 hours ago

“5oz sample on tap at BJs in Woodland. Aroma has some sweet bourbon woody notes with light vanilla. Some chocolate is also there. Very quaffable. Slightly transparent mahogany body with a medium tan head and good lacing. Starts with a largely sweet bourbon flavor. More sweet woodiness in the middle with chocolate and vanilla. Ethanol is well hidden. Finishes with a chocolate sweetness. Very dangerous. Very drinkable.” -- by DYCSoccer17

4 hours ago

“Right off the bad this beer pours a gorgeous dark copper color with a thick, dense khaki head. Loads of lacing after every sip. Aroma is very much full of earthy and grapefruit hop, has a rich malt profile, and fairly strong booze. Flavor changes after the initial shock. At first it is very intensely bitter and strong alcohol. Then it turns to a great balance between intense bitterness from the hops and a heavy malt presentation. A little raisiny, a little fruity, mostly just too intense to really drscribe, in a good way. This one has me flabbergasted. Very great beer.” -- by 1guywith_aboat

4 hours ago

“Bottle to English pint glass. Pours hazy amber/orange, quick head, little lacing. Aroma...never came across such intense aroma from an ale. Hints of grapefruit, wild flowers, spruce, stone fruit and bread. The taste starts out sweet up front then the hops kick in creating an intense bitter flavor bomb. Full bodied, medium carbonation, a bit sticky resin mouth feel. Finishes quite dry with notes of pine, grapefruit, lemon, candy and well menthol, for lack of that note I can’t grab but comes from the alcohol content. This sucker is the best DIPA I’ve ever tasted. Nice job Sierra Nevada!” -- by joejames

8 hours ago

“Samean appelsiinin värinen, hyvin tiheä vaahto. Hyvin persikkainen tuoksu, jossa myös hiivaa. Maussa persikkaa, hiivaa, hieman anista ja humalan poltetta jälkimaussa.” -- by villevav

10 hours ago

“Just another perfect beer. I’m enjoying out of a snifter. Great look, taste, aroma. Awesome all around beer. "It’s all about the hops. "” -- by nathan30533

11 hours ago

“Un nez actif de cuirette sauvage, noisettes, bourbon émanant d’un liquide marron au collet fuyant. Au début le coté acétique doux nous accueille mais est rapidement envahi par un beurre de noisette coulant. Une impression de brown mal combinée ŕ la sauvagerie contrôlée donne un équilibre complexité malté/délicatesse sauvage rarement obtenu. Buvabilité incendiaire.” -- by Marheb

20 hours ago

“375 cl. bottle sampled @ Barley Legal Tasting Room. Dark murky reddish brown, far darker than base with little tanned head. Nose is pure sweet vanilla oak, very thick & sweet, caramel, concentrated sugar, thinking bourbon sweetness here even though it is probably brandy that I am picking up on. Lots of barrel here, nothing but vanilla oak, crazily thick, sweet, sugar, maple, caramel, sticky fruit syrup, liquid cane sugar, light tannins & very faint very tannin rich wine in the back. Sticky, lower carb. Awesome, one of the best ones, best one in a long time.” -- by 77ships

21 hours ago

“This is a really good milk stout! Pours with a nice large thick fluffy creamy light tan head and lots of lace. Aroma is Roasty coffee cocoa multi toasty. Flavor is like aroma, very well-balanced. No off flavors. Body is perhaps a trifle fending for this style of beer but still very good. I was skeptical, but this turns out to be one of the best Bearcamp brews. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone” -- by drpimento

1 day ago

“Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1 pint, 6 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 6.5% abv and there is a brief description of the beer. Appearance: The body has a light golden color with good clarity (the second glass was very hazy) and some active carbonation. Sitting on top is a thick just off white head which settles down to a wispy thin film covering that laces up the edge of the glass. Some of which hangs on the sides of the glass.Smell: The aroma is a little light overall but it has very nice juicy and fruity hops over pale bready maltiness. Pineapple and canned fruit cocktail notes stand out.Taste / Palate: The flavor is packed with sweet juicy hops backed by supportive light bready malt sweetness. It has notes of pineapple juice with canned fruit cocktail (peaches, pears, green grapes, about 3 cherries per can and sugar water syrup) and a splash of lemony citrus. This turns to citrusy hop bitterness in the finish which lingers for just a short time. I like that it doesn?t linger too long. It just helps to remind me that this is an IPA and should take another sip. The body and carbonation feel just right and very drinkable.” -- by generallee08

1 day ago

“12oz bottle, not aged. Clear strong copper color, no lacing (no surprise at this ABV). Boozy but actually milder than I thought it would be for the strength, actually not too hoppy to enjoy. Well-balanced, quite a feat at these stats. Just fantastic, just strong, what a treat, not an everyday beer.” -- by Caytinator

1 day ago

“Draft. Yes, what a pleasant surprise this was. Cloudy light brownish dark amber. Lasting white ring around glass. Really improved upon the base (which was quite nice to begin with I thought) and added some great complexity. Caramelized or granulated honey. Oak. Charred wood. Toast. red wine barrel character really complimented and added to this beer. Balanced red and dark fruitness. Alcohol hidden well. Great flow across palate. Fairly dry. Perfect sipper. One of the most unique beers I’ve had and very interesting. One of my favorite AZW beers to date.” -- by beerbaaron

1 day ago

“Poured with a mammoth light brown fluffy head and some lace. Almost opaque but actually clear garnet color. Aroma is roasty malts with a very fresh hops. Lose a lot of malt and the flavor and body it's mostly the hop. Great drinking beer though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone” -- by drpimento

1 day ago

“Enjoying this brew in honor of my lovely girlfriend's birthday, this barrel aged stout is absolutely delicious, exceeding my already high expectations. This was a random gift from a friend of a friend, and am I thankful to have tried this! 2013 vintage bottle pours a ridiculous dark black color with some dark tan head, looks like liquid dark chocolate. Aroma likewise is of chocolate but also vanilla, red fruit, and of course bourbon whiskey. Taste is amazing, fresh dark chocolate, oak, roasted malt. Finishes with a sweet caramel/toffee, almost like I took a bite out of a chocolate bar. Also bourbon accents like I just took a shot of Jack Daniels too. Just awesome, the only subtraction is for the boozy/alcohol bite that I would rather not have, but it's not overpowering. Oh and the mouthfeel/texture is perfectly full-bodied, smooth, and rich. I'll never be a stout fan but this is among the greatest beers I've ever tasted! If I ever find it again I'll be sure to buy and keep in stock for special occasions! Great dessert beer too.” -- by eRock_2013

1 day ago

“Drank from the bottle because I’m on my porch and forgot my glass in the kitchen. Aroma is delicious! Banana and Clove. I can’t say I smell any hops, but I sure taste the nice balance bitterness. Palate has a really bright carbonation that finishes slightly sweet with the banana Clove lingering. Really good Belgian!” -- by thetmaxx

1 day ago

“had a can of this from whole foods really hoppy with a good fruity citrus taste a nice bitter finish that left me wanting more” -- by pricey290483

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