dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
App: pours reddish brown with beige head that sticks around. aroma of brown sugar, hint of molasses, caramel. Taste is sweet with no bitterness. Palate is thick, sticky and chewy. Seems like it is probably a great beer for what it is but it isnít what iím looking for. Too Sweet. Really really sweet.
wchesser (1375) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2013. Deep brown, well carbonated. Caramel and bready malt heavy nose. Full bodied, some fruit and bread. Didnít get oak, whiskey, or any of the Pugachevís coming out.
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Pours a dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan film.
Aroma: Roasted and toasted malt. Chocolate and fresh hops.
Taste: Toasted chocolate like malt, dark chocolate.Mild spicy hops.Black forest cake. Slight barrel.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied active carbonation.
Overall: One of the best beers H24 has ever made, looking forward to the 100% barrel aged version.
AmEricanbrew (6211) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barrel aged version@2012 SD Strong Ale Fest. Clear dark amber color with ivory head. Nice dark toast, lagered caramel, dark fruit aromas. Medium body with average co2. Toast, caramel, medium sweet flavors with dry wood, spicy alcohol,,, smoooth finish.-----good
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with a cream head. Caramel aroma. Toffee and caramel flavor with light earthiness. Medium boldied. Toffee and caramel linger with light earth and light mineral notes.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Medium brown with a fizzy off white head. Malty cereal grain, toffee, and molasses aroma. Medium bodied palate. Tastes of sweet cereal grain, molasses, and toffee with some tannins from the oak showing through on the finish.
joeneugs (3949) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the Livermore Saloon. It pours a dark brownish red color with a khaki head. The aroma is a good balance of toasted malt with some cherry and dry notes of wood. The flavor has toasty malt with just a hint of roasted malt, cherry, earth and spicy wood in the finish. Very well balanced and warming. It was a delight.
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Barrel Party. Pours with a hazed brown hued body with a retentive tan head. Aromas are of brown sugar, oak, sweet malt, melanoidins, pencil shavings. A bit raw. Clean ester wise. Flavors are of currants, earthy, brown sugar, clean, molasses, lightly bready, barrel, melanoidins. Lots of oak. Warming, medium carbonation.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My co-favorite at the 2012 Barrel Aged Beer Event. Lovely milk chocolate taste in this medium nut brown colored barrel beer. More "alt-y" than Pugachev and easy to sip.
Getbetter (951) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle,amber in color, clear, no head, Chocolate and hints of bourbon,sweet.I like it a lot.
SHIG (3868) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Poured a light brown with reddish orange edges, the head was off white. Aroma was full of spice and malt. Taste was roasted malt with nice hot spice, hints of rye alcohol finish.