turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured amber with a decent head and lacing.
Aroma of sweet malts and fruit with a sweet hops and citrus flavor.
Easy drinking beer .
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ahh barrel aged brew.. tasty. aroma of the malt and a hint of hops. very smooth flavor but also well balanced and not overly assertive. this would be drinkable in quantity, but to do so would be dangerous methinks ;) definitely worth trying this if you can find it.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Starts with a large, frothy, long lasting light brown head that forms over a dark amber body.
Bready malt aroma accompanied by light flowery hops.
The flavor starts sweet with some acidic bitterness in the finish.
Light, quaffable, but not overly complex. On the thin side.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pleasing and well balanced english pale ale. Nothing to get excited about, just a well made beer.
KPMycoskie (15) - USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. San Diego, CA. Initial flavor smooth, with good-strong maltiness to follow. Rich amber color. Subtle but flavorful hop character. Distinct smoky-oak undertone.
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Tap @ San Diego Brewing Company. Clear light copper color with cream off white head. Very light aroma. Canít really smell anything. Taste seems a bit watery and light in body. Some sweet malts with a slight hop bite hit first. Then pale malts surface about midway. Ends with a bit of bitterness. Didnít get any barrel-wood notes at all.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dark amber color with an off white head. Toffe and caramel, some light hoppiness on the aroma. Flavor, malty, caramel with some bitterness on the tail end.
JonnyC22 (164) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2006 Really cold bottle. Overall just a solid beer with a very crisp finish. Nice...could drink forever. Whereís the draft down here?
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured to a hazy copper color with medium off-white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left little lacing. Aroma was a faint, hoppy fruit smell, but it was difficult to get anything much. The flavor waqs mnore of the hoppy, apple-citrus fruit, but I could not pick up any of the oak barrel taste or aroma. Not a bad beer though, and Iím glad I tried one.
hopdog (9735) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle acquired in trade with DarkElf (thanks!). Tasted side by side with the normal Double Barrel Ale. The Batch 1000 poured a deeper, hazy amber color with a larger sized off white head. Lots of little floaters. The regular was lighter and clear with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of wood, oak, light vanilla, earthy, and some caramel. Softer tastes of caramel, vanilla, and citrus. The regular version was going south a little. Had a light cardboard aroma with lighter oak, caramel and vanilla. The 1000 was definitely better.