AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Attractive ruddy brown pour, with no head. Oak vanilla nose and flavor, tha twent a bit boozy. Yet another BA sipper from stone.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Stone Bistro at RBSG, aged on French Oak. Pours a deep copper with a dissipating off white head. Cognac like aroma. Nice body and mouthfeel. Initial flavor of caramel, maple, and sweet raisens that moves toward a spicy and subtle pepper bitterness. Wood comes through on the finish. This beer warms the wind pipe. Not quite as bitey as the Brandy Barrel version, and a bit more simple (in a good way).
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG on tap. Has a smooth sweet, aroma. Not much of a head, with a moderate haze. Hints of almost burnt citrus. The oak flaver stood out in a very nice way. I was suprized at how much the flavors were effected by the different woods, or lack of.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap 06 version in French Oak. Pours orange with a tan 1 finger head. Nose is sweet and oaky and very nice. Taste is oaky and smooth with some booze but not a lot.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Bistro. Deep copper orange in color with a little head. Vanilla citrusy malty aroma. Fruity vanilla notes. Citrusy spicy malty caramel flavor. Piney hoppy notes. Medium bodied. Finish is bitter. Very enjoyable.
Surly (20) - Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A unique and gorgeous dark red, thick and foamy head. Aroma is fruity, hoppy and inviting. Bitter and spicy up front, pleasant and malty. A nice beer.
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a tall long-lasting beige head. Aroma of caramel, bread, citrus, vanilla, and pine. Flavor of hops (citrus, pine), caramel malt, and vanilla. This beer has heavenly goodness!
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ACBF 2008. Wow, this was the first beer that I had at the fest, and I guess in my head I didnít distinguish between the oaked AB and the oaked double, so didnít think this was anything too special. It sure was tasty though....
BasharTeg (5) - USA - MAY 14, 2008 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
What is there to say about this? Itís a glorious taste that cannot be described in "wine" terms.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted at the 5th Annual (2008) Triple Rock Firkin Fest. This American Strong Ale poured a medium amber color from the firkin. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel malt, earthy hops and a bunch of oak. A medium to full bodied American Strong Ale. The malts are caramel and fruity. The hops are grapefruity and floral. The oak flavors are mostly in the back end and the finish. Yeah itís double bastard and all that implies, but the oak aging has mellowed the beer a little, the oak and malts go well together here. Another beer that does very well as a live firkin ale. Very smooth taste. Nice soft carbonation. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is bitter.