ekoerper (574) - Iowa, USA - OCT 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the tasting room. Aroma: caramel, vanilla, oak, lots of toasty malts, some spicy and citrus hop notes. Pours a hazy light brown color, off-white head with good retention, leaves nice lacing. Flavor: abundant toasty oak, toffee, caramel, vanilla, notes of chocolate and a touch of dark malts, biscuit, some fruity and spicy hops, medium bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Very enjoyable brew, complex and drinkable.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia, PA.
Pours a slightly cloudy, dark copper color with amber edges and a one finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Sweet malt aroma with a touch of grassy hops and a subtle oak barrel presence. Hints of caramel, toffee, rye and biscuit followed by floral line notes and toasted oak.
Medium bodied and surprisingly hop forward with spicy, earthy bitterness that lingers over the sweeter notes and oak barrel into a slightly dry finish. Decent amount of dry bitterness with grassy pine flavor that’s coutered by caramel malt, toffee and hazelnut. Sutle toasted oak presence that isn’t as strong as the nose suggests.
JPDurden24 (1385) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the Hungry Monk, Pour was a little too clear or unfiltered, but the taste was ok. Caramel malts, some earth and solid tastiness overall. Good, but not great.
anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak woody caramel aroma with weak hoppy hints. Fruity malty woody hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy woody finish.
Ratman197 (8532) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Hops and Pie poure a clear amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and light fruitiness. Palate waslight bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering malty finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8576) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, citrus and pine hops, and cookie malt. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness, fruity esters, supporting malt and a dry finish. Light body and carbonation.
peteinSD (1183) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewery. Semi-hazy golden caramel pour with a slight froth of tan foam. Aroma is soft and subtle with lightly toasted malt, a bit of nuttiness, and minimal malt sweetness. Taste is more robust than the aroma with roasted malt, dry toasty notes, nuts, some supporting hop bitterness, and a clean, dry finish with a hint of malt sweetness. Even, balanced, and quenching. Good beer.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a clear orange body with a small white head. Aroma of grain, caramel, and mustiness. Flavor of grain, earth, wood, and caramel with a dry finish.
jethrodium (356) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Firkin at Beer Revolution. Pours a cloudy bronze amber with a small fluffy, white head that has very good retention and leaves a ton of lacing on the glass. The aroma is caramel malt, some earthiness, a decent amount of oak as well as some breadiness. The taste is biscuit, caramel, some earthiness, and a decent amount of oak. It has a bready finish with a light bitterness. Relatively dry. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation. Quite enjoyable. I liked this significantly better than the regular double barrel ale.
zdk (1789) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the cask at Get Real NY - Tons of oak on this. Maple syrup and sugary malts. Smooth body, though a bit light, thin hops on the finish, ton of wood. Decent.