sthlm (1255) - Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2013 [Bottle] Pours reddish brown with a decent beige head which fades fairly rapidly. Definite barrel presence in the aroma with a good deal of whiskey, mild to moderate alcohol, decent fruitiness too, with blackberry and black cherry. Taste definitely improves with warming, with lots of cherry and oak. Some diacetyl shows up, but not enough to ruin the beer, and it is quickly followed by a nice barley backbone. Alcohol is once again fairly restrained at first, although gets significantly stronger as it warms. I got some strawberry jam taste towards the end of my time drinking the beer. Average mouthfeel and finish length. Overall, a nice beer which goes down easily for the abv. My only complaint is the slight diacetyl, but regardless, Brau Brothers are definitely upping their game. Old rating: 8/4/8/3/15 = 3.8
Re-rate: Peach is very dominant in this bottle. Didn’t get any diacetyl this time, and alcohol is quite restrained. Overall, I think I prefer the Rye Wyne, but this is really solid. Bumping a couple of tenths, and further increasing my respect for some of the beers Brau Brothers are turning out these days.
arminjewell (5232) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark brownish red pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, cocoa powder, hints of slight caramel, toffee, molasses notes, lots of spice, hints of earth. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, spice, lots of dark sugars with caramel and molasses, slight grassy notes with hints of oak, bourbon, and slight vanilla, finishing fairly bitter, dry.
SudsMcDuff (5374) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sunny label, 5 year olds love it .. . Pours a murky brown .. Mild foam .. . Dirty fruit and overtoasted malt .. . Not that enjoyable .. . .
"Hey Daddy there’s a lady jogging over there."
Sorry son, we need room in the trunk for groceries but good eye, son, good eye.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Poured an amberish color with an off white head. Whiskey, dark fruits, some earthiness, some wood, and some brown sugary sweetness.
conway (907) - - AUG 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copperish amber with a big white head. Aroma and taste are both dominated by the barrel. Some strong fruitiness and prominent malt. Medium mouthfeel. Something is a little off about this one but it's not horrible.
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budznsudz (378) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish orange with a lasting sticky head. Aroma is strong barrel, plums, figs, and roasted malt. Taste is dark fruit, belgian yeast, chewy toast, and strong barrel character. Delicious.
5000 (5645) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Deep reddish caramel in color, moderate frothy sandy head, fairly nice lacing.   Moderate whiskey nose, slight dark pitted fruit.   Noticeable alcohol.   Very vinous like on the tongue, dark pitted fruit, with whiskey like warmth on the backside.   Seems like a bunch of whiskey infused raisins or something.   Not as big in body as I would have liked.   Lots of dark pitted fruit and alcohol on the finish.   Tangy/tart finish.   Loads of alcohol linger.   Really needs some malty sweetness to balance this one out.   Its decent tho, but HOT!
eachnotesecure (58) - Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared a 750 of this with friends today. The smell is a bit off putting, but it tastes alright I guess. I don’t get a ton of barrel from this and while I get some sweetness from the whiskey, it’s not very good.
Rando7 (672) - Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours orange brown with one finger muddy white head. Aroma of dark fruits and faint whiskey. Taste initially sweet with whiskey and malts, dark fruits. As it warms the sweetness fades. Finish sour. Palate thick.
Initially flavor excellent but just couldn’t maintain it. I just don’t think the underlying quad is strong enough to support the barrel aging. I love quads and barrel aged beers so had high hopes that this couldn’t quite live up to.
Hercamund_Hops (29) - Rooster Poop, Nebraska, USA - APR 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2013 4/4/13 11.5% LOOK: amber with light khaki head NOSE: nice! The whisky is there, warm orange hops, creamy orange like sherbet, hint of strawberry, a little bready, some spicy notes and some wood, apple, buttery brown sugar, buttered popcorn, some maltiness, lemon seed oil TASTE: heavy, a little sweet, some alcohol taste but quickly kept in check with some very nice buttery creamy citrus flavors, sweet woodiness and cast iron on the finish FEEL: heavy and smooth with slightly dry finish OVERALL: different and pretty complex, I like this one! ...Slightly chilled to room temp ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Minderbinder (1316) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of malt, fruits, yeast, green apples, alcohol. Taste is of malt, fruits, sligth acid, some alcohol. Palate: Medium body. Overall: Pretty good, reminescent of wine barrel-aged stuff.