deyholla (8870) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to a generous trade. Pours a near clear dark brown with a yellowish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains with notes of molasses with backing oak notes. Flavor is sweet with sweet grains, light fruit, molasses and a bit of a metallic note.
mcberko (10565) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a cloudy dirty dark mahogany / brown with a small white head. Aroma brings out notes of wood, dark fruits and toffee. Flavour is similar, bringing out dark fruits, prominent woody notes and caramel. Rather aggressive booze as well, but itís not detracting. Not the most elegant barrel aged beer, but this is very nice.
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Cloudy dark amber color. The aroma reminds me of stale beer in the tray, not exciting, but also some malt. But it has a good body, some caramel flavor, light residual sweetness, a bit nutty, a bit woody, a bit sour; the alcohol feeling is pleasant.
It lacks a bit of malt depth, but itís an enjoyable sipper.
Gription79 (2716) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. There is noticeable alcohol in the aroma. Notes of coconut, wood, malty, molasses. This is a big, boozy, warming beer. Tasty.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour, tannish colored head. Flavors of molasses, vanilla, oak, dark fruit and some light tannins.
Alphadelic (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very murky brown. Fresh vanilla and jammy fruit. Caramel, vanilla
fudge, slick barrel yeast.
brianprentiss (681) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
solid old ale, lots of molasses and caramel, pitch black dark, little head to speak of. had on tap at brewery
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. Thanks to Derek for sharing... Pours a deeper mahogony toffee black hue and topped with a creamy light beige head... Aroma. phenolic overtones with semi-tart dark fruits followed up by a semi-spiced caramel malt backbone probably from the barrel. Some vanilla tannins thrown in for good measure. odd phenolic character that adds a mild infected note ... Flavors are somewhat better but still tainted with semi-tart and metallic dark fruit. Earthy bitterness throughout with the metallic note existing through. Lighter bodied and fluffy.
boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Breakside... Poured deep, ruby-red with a beige head. Nose contained oak and dark fruits. Thick palate, a but boozy with smoke, oak, charred wood, cherries, prunes, and big malt sweetness that countered the intense bitterness.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Called Old Woody by the restaurant. Can we get this changed to that. Barrel aged and with the character of the barrel in the aroma. Full bodied with a minor alcohol note. Malty note.