Beardaxe (128) - - OCT 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
An excellent, unique beer. Pours deep black, almost like an imperial stout. Not quite as thick, though. Enticing, sweet aroma. Strong carbonation. The wood aging on this is exquisite. It infuses every sip and is always there but is never overwhelming. Just the perfect amount. Fairly sweet but not cloying. Hint of smoke, and not much else. ABV is masterfully hidden. Great beer.
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Lognar (33) - - SEP 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
(4/29/13) Pours a thick dark brown, a finger of dense mocha foam.
Malt sweetness and a bit of bitterness, along with a woody/sawdust aroma from the Palo Santo wood. Very pleasant nose on this one.
Really unique. Sweet bready malt. Balanced bitterness. Creamy caramel and vanilla. Earthly, woody dryness on the finish. A bit of boozy heat comes on the finish as well, but it is quite pleasant. The Palo Santo wood adds a really unique, dry, sweet, bitter, nutty characteristic.
Medium to thick body. Very creamy.
Easily the best brown ale Iíve had. The Palo Santo wood just adds to the brown ale characteristics. It tastes almost as if it is bourbon barrel aged because itís got the heat, the caramel and vanilla, and the woodiness. For 12% this one goes down very easy, dangerously easy.
Beergeek23322 (1736) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/12/2010. From bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas with dark fruit and caramel. A little sweet from the wood.
jbdpsu82 (94) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thick brown color with a caramel head that never leaves. Smells of vanilla, malt, and wood. Taste is roasted with some woody finish. Smooth and not too boozy. Great beer
BeeZales (9) - - SEP 22, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Brown sugar and cinnamon toast aroma. Opaque pour with thick, beige head. Warm mouth feel and subtle flavor with a big flavor kick at the finish: licorice and toffee.
TylerGreenDC (140) - - SEP 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at ChurchKey. Wow. Aroma of sandalwood and rich, dark cherries. Flavors start slowly then explode in the back of the mouth brown sugar, licorice, toasted cinnamon. A wonderfully funky achievement.
jdobbs (225) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick rough texture and light body, average carbonation and astringent. The finish lingers with alcohol warmth, prune, vinous notes, hints of caramel, peat, brandy, liquorice sourness and tobacco. Comments: Very nice and left a glass lace. It reminded me of a Flemish sour ale.
michcam8 (243) - Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 12oz bottle to glass. Looks like an impy stout in the glass, dark brown/red with a dark tan fluffy head. Good looking beer in the glass. Aroma is of dark fruits, bread, toast, carmel malts and candy. Taste is somewhat sweet, with fruit flavor, not overwhelming, carmel, and vanilla. This beer reminds me of a quad style beer, although lacking in the yeast flavor. I enjoyed this and at 12%, the alcohol burn/taste in non-existent. Would recommend.
wrstlr152 (8) - California, USA - SEP 16, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Overall a 7 in my opinion. This beer has somewhat of a strong after taste. The more I drink it the less I notice it by at 12% alcohol by volume itís definitely a strong tasting beer.
rlangevi (2) - USA - SEP 16, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark with a thin tan head. Smells like a combination of smoke and red wine. Fruit and wood flavors come through. Gets better as you continue to drink it.