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Breakside Alan from the Wood

Breakside Alan from the Wood
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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A limited barrel-aged release from our barrel room in Milwaukie. This smoked strong ale ages in rye whiskey barrels for five months. It is a tribute to two legends of the Oregon beer community: writer Fred Eckhardt and brewer Alan Sprints


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (880) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bomber pours murky brown. Aroma is Sweet dark fruits, oak, and light pine. Taste up front is really nice sweet candu malt and oak, finish is a bit harsh, solid though

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3299) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to Chris. Pours a cloudy amber with small frothy off white head. The aroma is yeast, banana, clove, and rye. Sweet roast, light caramel, raisin with sweet finish. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3277) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2014
22 oz bottle. Murky brown with beige foam. Nose is caramel, wood, whiskey and tobacco. Medium body with a clenching tang. Taste is sherry, whiskey, tobacco and prune with hints of smoke.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (4784) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2014
To borrow from KISS - "You wanted the Best you got the Best the Hottest little Beer in the world!" Terrific color, flavor and finish. This was a true treat and a compliment to both Alan and Fred. Cheers Breakside.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (661) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a dull, dark, brown, little to no tan head. Aroma lots of rye, some woody smoke. Body somewhat thin, but a lovely well-balanced warmth prevails in the finish, sweetness and an almost citric tang. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (5942) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2013 22 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark brown / black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out loads of bourbon, oak, some chocolate and a little leather. Flavour is similarly complex, with loads of bourbon, wood, vanilla, a little cocoa and leather. The barrels are used to such perfection here. The bourbon and oak are pretty front and centre. An awesome replication of Adam from the Wood.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1571) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Nice little find up in Portland, OR a few months ago. Brown pour, tanned white head. Hints of smoke, rye, cherry wood and maple on the nose. Flavors are a bit sweeter up front with hints of cherry fruit, but moves quickly into a smoked out rye blast that is actually a lot mellower than one might expect. Hints of oaked whiskeyt and bacon on the finish. Quite the smooth brew. Not overly done thankfully, but could be a little bit louder as far as my palate is concerned. Good brew though overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8867) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Brown pour, tan head. Lots of dried fruit, oak, whiskey, vanilla, cream soda. Pretty damn good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Draft at the taphouse courtesy of Brandon, thanks! Clear maroon color. Aroma of rye bread and pumpernickel. Taste is rye seeds and carraway. Tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
writerljberg (635) - Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle from the local New Seasons. A: Dark wooden brown with a firm, if receding, creme colored head. Good lacing. N: Coffee, oak, caramel, bourbon, cocoa, cola, bubble gum. All over the place. T: Huge caramel sweetness and tons of cola as a kind of bittering agent. Some butter. M: Medium body and well carbonated. Oily. O: Decent, though I’m not entirely sure what they’re going for here. Strong Ale? Barleywine? Worth a try, but not spectacular.


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