olr1984 (835) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from 2012 pours a hazy dark orange brown with a tan head. vanilla oak aroma. taste is the same with sweet malt and wood finish.
DrewFace (408) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy brown color. Aroma of oak and vanilla, caramel malts. Flavor of caramel malts, some mild oak and vanilla, even some booze. Very tasty.
beechner224 (366) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from DrewFace. Cloudy pour. Aroma is malt sweetness. Taste is smooth sweetness with some dried fruit. Very nice beer.
Homer321 (881) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Batch. 2013. Bottle thanks to drewface. Fruity esters. Like apricot. Peaches? Sweet flavor. Nondescript sweetness in the flavor. Not bad but lacking. ---Rated via intercellular device
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AdamJackson (1992) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy very burnt orange. Creamy head.
Orange rind and cloves on the nose. Grape skins. Not a lot of Fred left in taste outside of the sweetness and caramel. The oakiness is insanely strong. Lots of tannic campfire notes. Almost medicinal but nothing crazy. I think an older bottle of this would be great. On tap is a bit interesting.
Smurf2055 (1245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark mahogany with a light tan head.
Smell huge bourbon vanilla, oak.
Taste oak, caramel, char, and toffee, very sweet and a bit hot.
Medium to full bodied.
Favorite Fred variant.
Prufrockstar (621) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Murky dark brown with tan head, lasts nicely leaving pretty fine bubbles all around the edge of the glass. Aroma: brown sugar, honey, plums, toffee, caramel, HOTD, oxidation. Taste: sweet up front, finishes a little dry, mild bitterness, flavors last forever. Some alcohol. Full body, good carbonation, slick, almost syrupy texture. Overall: a real nice sipper.
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Chalsk (1005) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle with Damico and Buff. Pours a cloudy brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of toffee, pine, dark fruit and vanilla. Sweet malty caramel taste with spice notes and vanilla. Full body with a nice creamy mouthfeel. Damn tasty.
Ktwse (1366) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 vintage. Rating #1000 and a very worthy ale at that! Pours clear amber with a finger of off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, muscovado, butterscotch, light alcohol, dried fruit. Taste is boozy, deep sweet, loads of fruit! Long alcohol warming finish. Full-bodied and creamy with soft carbonation.
bytemesis (2409) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 2009 vintage. Pours cloudy hazel with a small beige creamy head and nice lacing. Aroma is toffee, caramel, pine, oak, bourbon, dried fruits. Flavor is quite sweet, light oaky astringence, dried fruits, dates, a bit of cherry perhaps. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Another yummy barrel aged offering from HOTD. I just wish they were easier to come by!.