Christian (9697) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Near black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of chocolate, fruit and complex spice, elegant cedar notes, something you could just sit and sniff forever. Sweet malt, toffee, dark sugar flavour with interesting notes of cedar and peppers. Complex and interesting though too sweet
Dedollewaitor (12287) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Odense Summer Tasting, 2011. Pours cloudy amber with a small off white head and lacings. Nose is sweet. Toffee, cocoa, pepper and alcohol. Heavy and prickling . .
Shaftie (213) - , Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one came in second for Barleywines @Dave’s going away for me. Dave thanks for the share. Yet again, no notes were taken and www.r8beer was giving me issues. Great stuff thou, best Wx4 varation I’ve had.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Handbottle… Farewell to ibrew2or3… This beer rocks!… Pours clear and dark with burnt-orange flashes when held up to light. Little to no head. For me, the aromatic highlights are peppery cedar, chilies and gooey caramel. Full-bodied with a sticky mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor is sweet and woody and peppery-warm. The cedar seems to have sucked a lot of the cloying sweetness out of this Warmer Winter Winter Warmer Batch #2. Bittersweet, peppery-warm finish. A world class treatment that rubs me in all the right places. Not for everyone. Big time thanks go out to ibrew2or3 for sharing a small portion of his keg with me!
markwise (3803) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Dave, you will be missed. Pours deep brown-amber with a small off-white head. Nose is cedar, sweet malt, earthy vegetal notes, and some hops. Flavor is similar and starts with cedar then calms down into some sweet malt, toffee, caramel, some spicy pepper that fades, then more sweetness. Interesting and more balanced than it seems from the description.
HonusWagner (892) - Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good old Dave. Ye shall be missed.
This was a pretty weird one, all kinds of flavors all over the place, a cedar version of WWWW given the Hunahpu treatment is just absurd. Taste is notes of cedar, strong caramel sweetness, chili spice finish. Not a huge fan of cedar or the mesh of cedar and caramel malts, but interesting enough to merit an above-average score.
gkost (1589) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler courtesy of Dave. Pours a ruby brown. Nose is sweet sugars, earthy, wood. Flavor is cloying sweet, spicy, sugary, wood, citrus.
Ibrew2or3 (5758) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one creeps into the glass like a floppy deep shag rug thrown over a tricycle with dark mahogany body and deep purple hues supporting a nice mocha head. The aroma is rich with sugar coated ripe dark red cherry bits simmering away on a stove, condensed sweet orange juice, sticky pine resin infused malt syrup, some cedar notes and chili pepper meat in the background. The taste is thick with malts and cherry sweetness but quickly cut by a lively level of cedar and chili pepper spiciness. Those notes do a great job digging deep into this beer’s huge slippery sweetness and they create a bold medley of notes that are just holding together. Beneath the bigness of these notes lurks a mix of thick citrus hops, some molasses and chocolate all banging around amid the flavor vastness. This is a fun beer. I dig it although your results may vary.