yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Firestone Walker Barrelworks. A clear amber colored beer with a small, off-white head. The aroma has lots of dark dried fruits, some faint spiced notes, alcohol notes and peach hints. Full bodied, soft and a bit too warming on the palate. Lasting flavor with alcohol, loads of wonderful dark dried fruits, a hint of vanilla and a little sweetness. Some bitterness too it seems. Yet another wonderful one. 130809
Easypour (5) - - AUG 2, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap in Pleasanton .
Sweet caramel with earthy hop floral and pleasant . Light almond vanilla .
Flavor is rich but not overpowering . Great food beer .
Hops have English character and play well with oak
One of my favorite beers to have as a local staple
beertholomeus (1439) - California, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy reddish brown with off white head. Toffee, caramel, alcohol and oak aromas. Toffee, caramel, oak, malt and alcohol flavors. Oaky finish..
Blairgus (3726) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
26 July 2013, tap at Firestone Walker Barrelworks in Buelton, CA.
2012 variety - brown, clear, no bubbles. Nose is nutty, syrup, milk chocolate, moderate alcohol. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Lots of milk chocolate, some chocolate bitterness, moderate alcohol.
2013 variety - light ruby, clear, no bubbles. Nose is fruitcake and grape juice. Full body, syrupy, and moderately fizzy. Sugary, malt balls, some powdered chocolate milk. Great! (I prefer the 2012 version)
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cards04 (2509) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice lgooden brown. Boozy and caramel aromas. Nice smooth mouthfeel with caramel sweetness and hop bitterness. Nice.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade with Farhaad. Thanks! Pours a dark coppery brown with a thin active khaki head that doesn’t lace too much. Nose is sweet toffee, caramel, citrus, boozy Bourbon and some oak. Taste is very smooth. Velvety mouth feel with a ton of caramel, some roasted characteristics, bitter into a long boozy Bourbon finish. Not overpowering but definitely pleasingly complex.
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice clear dark coppery color. Sweet, caramel aroma, taste of caramel and scotch with alcohol finish. It particularly reminds me of sherry-cask finished scotch (which I love).
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Brown pour, beige head, some retention/lace. Aroma of toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, toast, barrel. Taste is sweeter, toast, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, bourbon. Palate is soft, oily, sweet finish. Good.
madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4th May 2013
CBC. Very tired rating! Light haze on this amber beer, little pale tan head. Light and semi dry palate. Big vanilla wood and sweet malts. Very drinkable!
dalekliz (907) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a murky brownish-red with a white ring. Aroma of bourbon, wood, brown sugar, and malt. Taste of brown sugar, wood, hops, malt. Lingering rather watery bourbon wood with a light mouthfeel. Nice.