BlackHaddock (4738) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of six beers on a flight at Bru Grill and Market, Lake Forest, Orange County on 21st May 2015. Impressive stuff, really enjoyed this. Amber pour with a minimal topping. Aroma and taste was a blend of sweet malty molasses (caramel and toffee notes) and floral hops (with a bitter edge). Interesting and different, the sort of beers I love to try. The alcohol is hidden well by the depth of flavours but you know it is there and it adds to the enjoyment and suits the brew nicely.
kaser (3832) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge beer. Cloudy thick orange pour from bottle at home, from Blackwells. Honey, pine, oak, aroma. Oak, carmel, hoppy, floral, and a little whiskey flavor to it. A lot going on in this beer. Pretty pleasant.
Nocturne (1082) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Mid amber shade. Dense off-white head. Smells hoppy, wet, leafy, juicy, faintly floral. Rye is there. Really clean tasting, fair old bitterness from the hops. Feels a lot more like a double IPA than I expected, less malt backbone and the hops are leading it. Drinks real easy. Good stuff.
rollsrace (65) - - SEP 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, this is a strong beer, strong alcohol taste that is. The color is amber. It has settlement floating in it. Reminds me of a strong pale ale without some of the bitterness. Tasted on 3/17/2014. Picked up for $10.55 a pint.
Garrold (2362) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Marketplace Alehouse and Deli, Doncaster. Hazy gold. Thin, sticky, white head. Very resinous. Fusty, bloomy, orange. Taste is big bitter. Plenty of boozy sweetness. Big, chewy, resinous palate. Finish is all of that, with a light booziness. Very nice indeed.
lusikka (6984) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle as "Cismontane Dos Cone Es American Strong Rye Ale Aged on Oak Chips". Pours an amber copper colour with a thick white firm head. Aroma is very intriguing with English toffee, pine, herbs and wood. Flavour is very rich and thick with massive floral bitterness, heavy pine notes, grapefruit, bread, toffee, mild tart wooden notes, orange zest and herbs. Full bodied and oily mouthfeel. Alcohol is dangerously well hidden. The bitterness here is just awesome. 140 IBU is very present. Brilliant.
olio (7371) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle as "Cismontane Dos Cone Es American Rye Ale Aged on Oak Chips".
Pours clear mahogany color with a large off-white head. Lots of caramel malts and ripe fruits on the nose, oak, subtle toffee and faint hops, alcohol comes through a bit too. Very oaky flavor, some rye notes, caramel, some fruit notes and resinous hops. Soft carbonation, alcohol fairly well hidden, dry malty finish. The oak chips don’t really fit here, otherwise tasty.
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
23rd July 2014
Bottle ’Aged on Oak Chips - 11.5%’. Clear deep red -amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is slightly soft and airy, Mild fine carbonation. Slightly sweet malts with a dark toffee streak. Touch of rye spice. Very light marmalade. Light woody bitterness and a little soft vanilla oak. Finishes smooth and semi dry. Woody and hoppy bitterness linger on. Flavours come together very well indeed and it’s very easy drinking. I had no idea this was 11.5% until I polished off the bottle and was wondering why my world view was a little fuzzier!
fiulijn (16214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Birratrovo, Como
Cloudy amber color with red hue; large creamy head. Strong aroma of sweet caramel and fudge; fruity (strawberry jam); lightly yeasty and feety. Full bodied; round mouthfeel; good malt and caramel flavor, a touch of fudge, moderately sweet; strong bitterness with orangey fruitiness and piney resins.
Nothing new under the sun, just a plain, bold and good American Strong.
Dogbrick (9196) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at House Beer. Reddish-amber color with a medium creamy white head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, ripe fruits and hops. Full, chewy body with flavors of sweet malt, fruit and earthy hops. The finish is incredibly sweet with a lingering caramel malt and subtle aftertaste. Decent overall.