redave (166) - squaw valley, California, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Found this at Fresnoís BevMo. Label was so worn, i wonder if this had been in a box/case that had traveled across the nation, more than twice, Iíve never seen such weirdly worn labels before.
I decided to get it anyways....
Appearance, rather dark amber, kinda woody like ha
Very thin head, not much lacing, off white head.
Aroma, not much, some malt perhaps.
Taste, not exactly like the DIPAís Iíve known, in fact Iím pretty sure this is mislabeled, Isnít this really just a barrel aged IPA [single]?
Some wood, rather green like, some other interesting flavors in there however. Just not quite there, though...
Someone described this as an English Strong Ale, not a bad description.
Iíd try this again, but i wouldnít pay a lot for it. Seems like the Bevmo price was Ok...
Interesting attempt however.
JoeLovesHops (12) - - AUG 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle, bought on sale; pours a beautiful golden color, somewhat cloudy, and it has a gorgeous hard: very creamy. It has almost no aroma. When tasting, my first thought was: this beer is past itís prime (probably why it was on sale), but it seems to have an amount of average flavor for an imperial IPA: a decent amount of hops and malt. I do like the mouth feel of the beer. Overall:I like it, but to me itís an average Imperial IPA.
miyauchi38 (1094) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
kaser (5502) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark Orange with tons of head after. Ripe apricot and vanilla flavor. Unique and poundable. Had this poured in small glass from draft at the American Beer Classic 2015.
AWISLguy (2408) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Binnyís in Highland Park. Pours an unclear amber with an orangey head. Some spotty lacing. Aroma has sweet fruits, malt, a toastiness, some wood. Taste is of sweet toffee malts, some grapefruit, some grain, spicy pine and heavy resin. Somewhat dank and somewhat oak-y. Medium bodied with just a touch of alcohol presence. Finishes with length, and bittersweet. Interesting flavor, unfortunately not in a positive way. Decent, nothing more. 13.3
slowrunner77 (9661) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"an "amber ale" listed as a BSA on ratebeer for some reason, but listed as a wood-aged double ipa on the breweries site. kind of a poor example of any of the three. a little fruity, no belgian aspects. the wood either mutes the hops too much, thereís not enough, or itís a little old. an ok beer that i wouldnít seek out."
Dogbrick (11180) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Tied House. The beer is a slightly hazy dark amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Hops, citrus and malt in the nose. Medium-bodied with flavors of piney hops, citrus and grainy malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a short resiny hops aftertaste. Average overall.
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Created a perfect layer of fluffy foam head where as the liquid was a dark tea brown hue that seemed to glow. As for the nose, there was a delicate presence of caramel malt and a background of citrus fashioned hops. The flavor is crisp and has a nice balance to the grained caramel like malt and a taste of hops that are very different. Has a bready profile with perhaps a lurking touch of oats.
bytemesis (6450) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours clear reddish amber, small creamy beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is faint herbal, cedar, caramel. Flavor is same, baseball and woody. Medium boss
AmEricanbrew (6659) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear dark amber color witrh fleeting ivory foam. Dry caramel, tea leaf aromas. Medium body with soft co2. Lightly sweet spicy caramel flavors with some black tea leaf, drying cardboard finish
UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy brown color with some indistinct sweet aromas immediately noticeable. A little nutty and toasty with a very strong alcohol flavor. The faintest bitterness lingers afterwards.