Dedollewaitor (13374) - 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 . .
madmitch76 (13079) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22nd July 2011
Opaque dark brown beer, good fluffy pale tan head. Mild cedar nose. Softish palate with fine carbonation. Strong sweet cedar and rich toffee - caramel malt. Very mild chili. Finishes smooth but with the cedar turning quite bitter and leaves a lingering bitter woody aftertaste. A bitter sweet woody treat!
Christian (10757) - 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
brokensail (9853) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Growler @ Bobby’s, shared by GT. Mahogany pour without much/any head. Aroma is cedar, pepper, and herbs. Tomato skin, celery, dates, smoke, and brown sugar. What the h? Flavor is better than the aroma, thank goodness. Cloyingly sweet. Dates, brown sugar, caramel, and syrup. Pepper/spicy cedar notes, celery, and some booze.
hopscotch (8465) - 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!
daknole (8348) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour. Cedar, brown sugar, maple syrup, and a hint of black pepper. Flavor is sweet, vanilla, honey, light hops, cracked pepper. Kick ass beer. Thanks Dave!
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Handbottle thanks to Ibrew2or3. Usually don’t like rating handbottles, but this beer is retired and everyone else has rated this as a handbottle; so this is more for fun than informing anyone about this beer. Thanks Dave for the tick! Flat, clear deep red pour. Nose is heavy V8 juice, celery salt, similar to Bud Light Chelada. Taste is a little better with black peppercorn, sun dried tomato, Bloody Mary mix. Palate is thicker, sugary.
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - 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.
sebletitje (6238) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating # 3900, 31/12/2011. Cheers to Dave, his own CCB farewell beer to finish the year, and thanks for bringing this all the way from Arizona to Belgium. Started off nice, sadly, this is another cedar treatment that just shows signs that too much cedar kills the cedar. In this case, all the good profile of the Hunahpu peppers are drowned in an overpowering load of cedar wood.
Pours amber-mahogany with a light quickly disappearing off-white head.
Aroma of light caramel malts, toffee, chocolate malts with cedar bark that is subdued adding only a touch of typical cedar spices.
Palate is complex leading to a brown sugar mouthfeel with some toffee/caramel sweetness coupled with some chocolate and scarce cocoa nibs, added touch of dark fruits. The whole profile expands into a warming peppery finish that is pretty much ruined by a punch of cedar woody/spiciness. The peppers linger in the aftertaste with a sticky sugar notes on the lips.
After a second glass, everything disappears and is swallowed by a vortex of cedar spices. Only a mild touch of cocoa nibs and pepper heat save the day and bring a faint reminder of the Hunahpu profile.
douglas88 (5480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hook up thanks to the Barley Wine master David. Pours a dark red/brown color with a medium white swirling head. The aroma is huge amazing cedar and huge sugary sweet caramel and candies. The flavor is also dominated by sweet candies and caramel, almost sticky it’s so sweet but the cedar is just so awesome and massive. Brown sugar. Damn good.