jsporrer (746) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown with a medium off white ring of foam. Light carbonation and plenty of lacing. Aroma is semi sweet with light spices, with a hint of bready dough. Medium body. Taste is very earthy with subtle spices and a smooth finish. Pretty good but not great.
tnkw01 (1728) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy, reddish-amber with a medium sized head. Aroma was very strongly oak with smoky notes. Taste was also strongly oak with smoky notes. Sweet upfront with malty flavor sin the middle and notes of vanilla in the finish
Quick3Beers (986) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy brown from a bottle, thin white head, very minimal lacing. Maply smell, smokey flavor with vanilla notes as well. Good beer.
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
355ml embossed bottle. Lightly hazed amber. Huge, juniper. aroma of smoke, maple, light tartness. Flavor is smoky, oaky, vanilla. Very weird brew.
EvanFriend (480) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes of vanilla, oak, a hint of smokiness (though not so much as I would’ve liked), and booze. Good beer.
rxeight (2630) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. 1/14/16. Aroma is peat. Taste is oak. Very oaky. Some peat. Touch of vanillin. Very thin for 11%.
Wordsworth (147) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2016 bottle poured into snifter. Pours a clear, red amber with a thick, stubborn khaki head and persistent lacing. Aroma is oak, vanilla, cherry, light peat. Flavor is vanilla and a touch of caramel up front, and a malty finish with hints of sweet cherry on the end. The faintest hint of bitterness lingers on the palate. Mouthfeel is slick and a tad creamy. This is a hybrid scotch ale and barleywine profile, and is very good. Not as robust a palate as you find in other Dogfish Head varieties, but delicious and worth a try.
Emeister84 (2174) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of soft maple, lightly smoky, cherry. Clear bronze with a mostly lasting beige lacing. Smoky, somewhat sweet, malts dominate. Medium-full bodied.
zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of tart cherry and light oak. Light biege head light reddish orange body. Smokey oak flavors with some warm vanilla light tart cherry and minor maple. Smooth on the palate.
echudy (151) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kind of a funky sweet smell, with nothing I can quite pin down. Deep amber color, almost purple. Has a sweet almost cherry flavor, with sort of a clove or spice flavor. I think this changes nicely as it warms up.