Travlr (14210) - 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.
Sarlacc83 (1084) - Portland, 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 (6615) - 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 (4184) - 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 (1461) - 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 (7001) - 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.