BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours with a tan head and a hazed orange body. Aromas of vanilla and light alcohol. Some caramel, pretty mild/thin aroma. Flavors are fruity, estery, caramel, vanilla, light barrel. Medium bodied, dry, slightly higher than average carbonation.
NickTheElder (25) - California, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Hophead22. A very murky beer like a dark rust color. Tastes of dark dried fruits (dates). Refreshing clean finish, very good beer.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Hophead22. Pours a muddy orange brown with a small off white head. Aroma is somewhat mild with some dark dried fruits and vanilla, but oak characteristics are pretty mild. Flavor is clean and a little fruity. Really not alot going on and it doesnít seem as malty as the original. Some vanilla is there. Medium bodied with very little carbonation. Easy drinker. Pretty tasty, just milder than expected.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from Evan and Ben at Hangar 24. Hazy gold/orange pour. Sweet and smooth, light fruitiness. Pretty good.
GMCC2181 (1479) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by wolf. As soon as I popped the cap... foam came up all over the place and didnt settle down for two minutes. Muddy red/brown color, good head. DUH?!?! Nice aroma of malt/barley, sugar, some dark fruits and some of the oak coming through. Wow...smooth...really easy to drink. Nice taste as well. 13.4.... No way, to easy to drink for such a high alcohol beer. Taste is sweet but balanced, dark fruits, touch of oak. Carbonation level was high but it didnt take away from the beer at all. Overall I thought this was a great beer and was impressed. Thanks wolf for sharing and tim (hophead22) for sending it!
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub in Denver. Clear red/brown - white head. Light malty, red berries, caramel, light sweetness, oaked, light wood, vanilla notes, whiskey, licorice. light cardboard. low carbonation.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpun in Boulder.
Clear orange red coloured with a small off white ehad.
Sweet aroma of caramel, whisky and liquorice with nmotes of oak.
Sweet flavour of caramel, whisky, liquorice and oak with notes of cardboard.
Finish of whisky.
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at San Diego real ale festival. This scared me at first when I took a sniff and smelled a strong presence of oak wood barrel and undeniable whiskey characteristic. But, I fearfully threw back a sip and was instantly gratified with a strong alcohol and woody flavor that made me wonder how could this be a red ale? Anyways I calmly finished my sample and marveled at the strong oak and whiskey notes it sent to me but this is something Iíd definitely need to try again to further my understanding of it.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at PP Real Ale Festival. Pours red with a crisp, thin, light brown head. Smells malty and wine barrel-aged sweet. Tastes like malty, barrel-aged grape juice to me. Medium body, subdued carbonation.
hapjydeuce (910) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the Real Ale Festival at Pizza Port Carlsbad on 6/13. Amber-red color with small beige head and light carbonation. Fruity ginger spice and peppery caramel aroma. Red wine notes come out in the flavor with minimal oak influence. Leather, cherry and grape tones as well. Thin bodied with hidden alcohol and it leans sweet.