gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewpub, on January 21, 2011
Clear deep golden to copper color, white head. Sweet, citrus, unripe berries, bitter taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Some vanilla and coconut mixed with tropical fruit and alcohol in the aftertaste. Sweet, oak, hoppy scent. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355mL courtesy of Travlr. Poured a hazy light amber with a towering, ultra-rocky, yellow, creme head. Massive retention and lace. Aroma is candy corn, melon, cantaloupe Taste is bitter melon rind, sweet residual sugars, some odd sweet melon character. Soft carbonation. Really no hop character so I’m not even thinking IPA while trying this. It’s yummy but a bit too sweet and fruity.
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured clear light-medium orange with a fluffy cap of off-white head.. nice lacing on the edges. The aroma picked up a whole helluva lot of spicy oak that partially complemented and partially obscured the floral and citrusy hops.. fairly sweet.. odd, but I dug it. The flavor opened with softer caramel and mapley malts, not the oak or bitterness I expected, but those jumped in shortly afterward.. again a hair too much impression from the oak, but not necessarily unenjoyable.. citrus, pine resin, and floral hoppage gave a nice bitter kick.. warm on the finish with lots of hops and lots of wood. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. I enjoyed it.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the tap room. This brew pours a hazy orange color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of oak, grapefruit and malt. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, wood, vanilla and malt. The finish is fruity with a nice oaky citrus aftertaste. Good beer all around.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber ber with a cream head. Big oak and vanilla aroma. Big oak and vanilla flavor with light citrus. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Vanilla and light citrus lingers with big oak.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Night of the Barrels at EBF. Pours a hazed golden orange with a thin white head. Big citrus, oak and wood. Sweet candy. Medium bodied, big earthy citrus. Tannins, chewy wood. Long wooden tannins, with some sweetness and bitter grapefruit.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of gatorguy92. Pours hazy gold/amber with a lasting white head. Smells of pine, perfume, spicy, floral, sagey, dry vanilla. Tastes of pine, pspice, wildflowers, peppery.
jtclockwork (6213) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Drowland. Pours cloudy apricot. Nose of citrus, oak, spicy hops and caramel malts. Taste has lots of spicy hops, some oak and light citrus, caramel malts and a mild pine finish.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brass Tap for the last Wednesday of the month Cigar City Event (that happens every single month). It pours hazy copper with white head and some spotty lacing. The aroma is full bold knock you over oakiness and oaky spices and followed by sweet citrus candy and malt covered oak planks. The taste is just as oaky with loads of wood, spicy oak, dry vanilla bean husks and then moving into plenty of sweet malts, citrus goodness and then growing pine hops. I get lots of spice and sweetness and citrus candy.
Plovmand (6022) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a fluffy off white head. Thanks Hopscotch! The aroma is oak, citrus, bread, sweet malt, peach, sweet caramel and flowers. The flavour is citrus, pine, grape fruit, oak, fresh wood and sweet caramel. Weird but still very tasty mix of fresh wood and loads of hops.