Marheb (2824) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 Magnifique couleur orange limpide avec une tête épaisse qui disparait peu à peu. La vanille et un bouquet sobre d’amertume en arôme, léger mais bien balancé avec la robustesse du chêne. Au goût on se retrouve avec une version moins riche de la ’’Burton Baton’’, plus mince en bouche et moins amère. La vanille est définitivement puissante. Efficace.
anders37 (18740) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ SBWF 2010. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glowing, pale orange color with a thin, off-white head. Aroma is strong with an almost syrupy hop quality, what you’d expect from a double IPA. Very smooth in the mouth and on the palate, with only a very subtle oak character. A little grainy in the finish. A really enjoyable beer, not a show-off... humbly delicious. Great job!
beerbastard (761) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear beige orange. Woody pine like nose. Oak and hop bitterness overpower any malt character. It has a dry oak astringent finish, too much. Rumble lacks the maltyness I’m looking for.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Rustico - Alexandria.
Served in a pint glass. Pours a moderate to semi-dark brown color with a tan head. A good amount of lacing to start off with, but it doesn’t have the type of staying power that I expect for a cask IPA. The nose brings forward the oak a bit more than the hops, which are certainly restrained. There’s nothing from the hops that really jumps out; I could say maybe a little bit of earthy and floral hops, but the oak really takes over.
The same thing can be said about the taste, as while I get a decent amount of bitterness, the oak characteristics really carry through and I believe there’s some earthy hops underneath, as I can certainly say I’m not getting citrus or tropical, but that’s about it. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy with a good amount of bitterness and some slight oak tannin. Drinks fairly well but is somewhat disappointing.
Serving type: cask
Reviewed on: 10-29-2010
jrallen34 (3488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass. An oak aged ipa, not a great idea, at least this attempt...Pour light brown, watery and clear, a nice light tan head that has great retention, light lacing...Aroma is all malt and way too sweet. A malty ipa to start (apparently) and the oak aging just enhances that. Vanilla and caramel dominant the nose, its ok in doses but too much and you get an overload of the senses...The taste carries over all the sweetness and makes it undrinkable. No oak shows. I couldn’t drink more than half the bottle.
Interesting idea but dry hop the hell out of this after barrel aging and you might be on to something.
gvmdw7 (188) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer has an interesting taste and smell. For an IPA, it smells more of malt than hops. The wood neutralizes the hoppiness. Tastes of strawberry and wood.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Uptown Brothers, Denver 16/09/2010
Hoppy aroma. Bronze coloured fruity and hoppy pine flavour with a hint of dryness in a bitter and nutty malt finish.
jlruthven (583) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours dark orange with thin, resilient head. Hazy, unfiltered. Nose at first is a good deal of hops, orange, tangerine and a little bit of spruce, but as it warms the oak starts to cut through. Same with the taste: about a third of the way through, some wonderful oaky vanilla tones begin to peek out. Very clean finish, very balanced.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5245) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 12oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-amber color with some small floaters and a small soapy orange-beige head that faded and left minimal lacing. The aroma was sweetish and piney with light grapefruit and a hint of caramel. The flavor was tangy with toasted caramel, brown sugar, piney hops and a sour off undertone. The finish was long with pine and almost rancid caramel. Thick body and fairly undercarbonated. There was potential here but something went off the tracks. Ok.