jcwattsrugger (11454) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Salvation on oak-on tap-pours a light tan head that’s rich and thick. Color is a cloudy orange. Taste is spiced and syrupy.
Ratman197 (11100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured a cloudy gold with a small white head. Aromas of fruit, oak,vanilla, spice and carmel. Palate was light bodied. Flavors of oak, fruitiness,vanilla, spice and some vinous notes with a dry finish
BeerandBlues2 (10713) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Avery, GABF week 2009. Pours cloudy dark yellow with a large creamy off-white head, mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, hay, straw, meal), average hop (flowers, perfume), heavy yeast (horse blanket, barnyard, earth) with notes of apple, pear, pineapple, and wine. Full bodied, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and sourness.
hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft... Mid-GABF ’06 at the Falling Rock Tap House, Denver... Mostly clear golden ale with a small, frothy, off-white head. The aroma is malty, spicy and fruity with all the usual suspects regarding tripel esters and phenols. Only now the nose is a bit more vinous and woodsy with a hint of vanilla. Moderately tart, moderately bitter, fruity, spicy flavor. Full-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes watery and vinous.
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2011 On tap @ Falling Rock. Slightly cloudy, red-orange appearance with light tan head. Boozy, lightly vinous, quite sweet, fruity, tart nose. Pretty sour, sweet sugary, red fruity, woody, vinous flavor. I think the age really make the sourness and fruitiness forefront. 2006 version.
3fourths (8554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 GABF week @ Avery. 2005 vintage. Cloudy unfiltered honey orange color, soft white head. White wine nose, crisp notes of grapes and sweet mead. 9% is easily noticeable, comes across slightly boozy and hot. At times it’s too sweet, but the cider and mead character is quite nice... some melon and orange fruit notes present as well.
Camons (7523) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Falling Rock, Denver. Vintage 2006 version. Pours reddsih golden with a small white head. Aroma of oak, fruit, green apples, sugar, cream, honey. Taste is slightly sour and fruity with oak, honey, grapes, yeast, honey. Thin body, no carbonation. The oak aging works really well adding a clear oak and grape flavor wich suits the beer really good. 080411
bb (7382) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Yeasty, malty aroma with a bit of tartness. yeasty, tart, earthy, slight almost berry flavor. Medium bodied. Yeasty, malty, tart, vanilla flavors linger.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the second annual Bistro’s West Coast Barrel Aged Beer Fest as "Salvation Crucified": Clear golden bronze color has a nicely-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet biscuity Belgian malt and a hint of mint and orange peel along with a light fruity tartness. Body starts with a nice oaky chardonnay complexity and sweet Belgian maltiness with a good balance of coriander and clove spices toward a crisp oaky vinous finish. Nice choice of barrel and good balance throughout.
Ernest (6699) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2005 Boulder Strong Ale Fest.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is moderately malty (cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, lemon), with notes of banana, clove, grapes, and wood.
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Still needs more aging time, but showing the most wine character of the three so far. I hope Adam is patient with these oaked versions, especially the Salvation and Reverend, which stand to gain the most from this process IMHO.