Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewery. Honey and tannic undertones with a malty backbone. Slightlly bitter and musty with a strong hint of dried cherry. Finish is a little sticky with a bittersweet bite. The oak brings out the already tannic, woody, and aged flavor. Very nice. Excellent.
Rastacouere (6164) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Great Divide. Immensely enduring beige head keeps the goal over the hazy caramel colored ale. Beefy, chewy cereal, caramel and biscuity malts are gently offered compliments by polite earthy and floral hops. The peachy and plum whispers fit into the vanilla laden like old mates. Medium bodied, silky smooth, no acidity, engaging light carbonation. Exceptional barrel-aging work that never appears aggressive, they might be one of the greatest at this.
Kevin (2182) - 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 (12647) - 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 (2570) - 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.