Breakside Alan from the Wood
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (20907) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1809) - Portland, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8148) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4199) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2013
On draught at Breakside’s 3rd Anniversary Party. Dark brown color. Smoky sweet aroma. Smooth chocolate, rye malt, smoked vanilla flavor. Woodsy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (8901) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
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.

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