mcberko (4811) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
skoisirius (1347) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown pour, tan head. Lots of dried fruit, oak, whiskey, vanilla, cream soda. Pretty damn good!
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the taphouse courtesy of Brandon, thanks! Clear maroon color. Aroma of rye bread and pumpernickel. Taste is rye seeds and carraway. Tasty.
writerljberg (404) - Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
douglas88 (5151) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Belmont. They had a good bit of this. Pours a deep black purple color with a small off-white greyish head. A big malty and rye whiskey nose. The flavor is complex and certainly reminiscent of AFTW: sweet berries, toffee, age, whiskey and oak, heat, something harsh and warm like a shot of whiskey in the throat, earthy, plum, smoke. Deep down this is a fruity smoky ale. The heat is a tad bit rough. Good brew.
boFNjackson (3897) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2013 Tap @ Breakside’s Anniversary event... Poured dark brown, near black with a thick, frothy, light tan head. Barrel notes on the nose. Smooth with a nice booziness. Not really any pronounced smokinesss, just a nice whiskey tone with some sweetness and alcohol warmth.
pdx77 (784) - Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Breakside’s 3rd Anniversary Party. Dark brown color. Smoky sweet aroma. Smooth chocolate, rye malt, smoked vanilla flavor. Woodsy finish.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at FredFest 2013. Pours dark brown with a modest beige head and a whiskey aroma. There is a medium-bodied dark malt flavor with lots of whiskey and a dry finish.