Kevin (2098) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap at the brewery. thanks for having our motley crew over brian. it poured a mahogany brown with a large taupe head that is very creamy. chocolate toffee and vanilla nose with the requisite alcohol. i really like this aroma. oaky taste(duh) comes through with plum and raisin and some more chocolate. a bark like finish with warming booze that is subdued. a lot of bakers chocolate taste. nice the oak works.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is caramel color with a big off white head...smell is sweet and smokey with some pepper spiciness...taste is a little sweet with lots of wood character...remarkably more bitter than its regular counterpart...
argo0 (11580) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft) Hazy dark red-brown body with creamy tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet,caramel, raisin, faint oak. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, chocolate, some raisin, light oak. Creamy medium body with a light alcohol burn.
MIBRomeo (2564) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2006 Had at brewery during GABF.
dark brown color w/ a thick tan head. Well laced. Smells of a big carmel malt oak and walnut.. butter & brown sugar w/ hints of bourbon and booze. Carbonated caoted and smooth but not overly creamy. Flavor is a very buttery syruppy malt w/ a dry lightly bitter finish.