bb (8588) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7917) - 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.
AmEricanbrew (6737) - 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
joeneugs (5866) - 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.
badlizard (5533) - 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.
SHIG (4675) - 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.
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.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
thanks to Tim for the hookup on this, and in the new 4th Ann glass to boot. You rock! Pours dark brown with a huge light tan head that leaves a nice lacing the length of the glass. Aroma is really nice and have tremendous depth. Big toast and nutty malts, the rye whiskey is apparent but finessed well as it only complements. Flavor is extremely rich, caramel and light roast notes blend with nutty character and big wood in the finish. This is awesome stuff, and one of my favorites from this brewery.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish brown hue. Mild licorice aroma. Malty, prune and licorice flavor. Mild easy drinking body.
wchesser (1920) - 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. Didn’t get oak, whiskey, or any of the Pugachev’s coming out.