ephemeral8 (66) - denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
batch stamp: j.7.12
medium amber color, cream head. a little lighter than xh, but almost the same color. pretty foam again.
nose: much more pungent than the xh. cedar shaving aroma very pronounced. spiced plum jelly.
lots of whole cinnamon stick--spicy cinnamon and wood. a little caramel.
mouth: very mild approach followed by BITTERNESS. lots of strong cedary wood oils, sharp, biting, astringent.
sadly, this is followed by sweet rotten milk, which combines with the wood oil and fights with it in your mouth.
fortunately it doesn’t linger very long, except for some medium creeper tannins and a bit of caramelly wood char.
the cedariness is just overwhelming and unneccessary and gross. it’s unbalanced and overdone and just blech!
the label is unclear as to whether the cedar casks are already used or not. i would guess not since the strength of the flavor doesn’t seem to be tamed in any way.
JBill42 (11) - Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great cedar flavor and hop combination. A bit expensive. Had it in the bottle at a Sushi restaurant.
1901 (29) - IRELAND - DEC 9, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2013 Aontaíonn tú gan aon ábhar atá mídhleathach nó gráiniúil nó a sháraíonn aon chearta tríú páirtí a chur suas ná ceangal a dhéanamh leis. Aontaíonn tú gan aon ní a dhéanamh a chuirfidh isteach ar úsáideoirí eile leas a bhaint as an Suíomh nó a d’fhéadfadh difear a dhéanamh d’oibriú nó do shlándáil an tSuímh. Aontaíonn tú gan iarracht a dhéanamh rochtain a fháil ar fhaisnéis phearsanta Úsáideoirí eile.
Pyrmir (2432) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small bottle. Hazy orange with a big off white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, spice, roasted notes and faint woody perfume notes. Taste is malt, caramel, spice, toffee and woody notes.
Mjp12 (18) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange colour, quite sweet initial taste, but spicy finish rounds it off. Interesting .
Lowenbrau (1481) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from 1420. Pours murky orange, with nice off white head, dense and creamy. Some head retention, poor lacing. Nose is caramel, malty, some roasty and spicy aromas. Medium body, silky texture, average carbonation. Taste is warm, caramel, spicy, some buttery and toffee-roasty notes, dry ones (sake i think). Smooth, complex, well balanced, peculiar and enjoyable. Warm and hot aftertaste. Nice one.
JohnCook101 (207) - - NOV 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper with a large head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is fruity and yeasty. Much sweeter than I expected, perhaps a bit much so. Caramel, earth, wood, citrus, peach. Almost enough hoppy bitterness at the end to balance the sweetness, but not quite. Abv is pretty well hidden. Pretty good.
Fritz123 (566) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Kimono at the Swan Hotel Disney. Tulip. Pours a hazy golden amber with a two finger fast disappearing head. Some lacing. Aroma of cedar, bread, grass. The taste gives a hint if cedar, light hops, light citrus, and grass. Finish is cedar. Mild body, well carbonated. Clean finish. Decent.
tgncc (2506) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is caramel, cedar. The appearance is slightly cloudy amber, white head. The flavor is caramel, sweet, sly dude cedar Contrasts to the picnic table taste of cigar city. Taste of citrus. The finish is citrus, flowers,light cedar. Medium in body. Interesting.
marquisalex (111) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into pint glass. Coppery amber colour, quite hazy, thick, creamy off white head. A lot of woody aroma and flavour, apparently cedar (note taken). Hop seems masked by the wood. Very sweet open. Nice, unlike any IPA I’ve had before.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque copper. Little white head. Fruity pulp aroma. Bitter malty taste with a fruity, pulpy finish.