kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Independence Day
Date: July 24, 2012
Source: Crabapple Bottle Shop
Appearance: clear dark copper, fine beige head
Aroma: the clear bottle fills the room with the aroma of skunk the second the cap is cracked and before it is even completely removed, idiots, once the skunk is swirled away sweet caramel emerges
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, light breadyness, touch of fruityness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
Dogbrick (6058) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Rogueone for sharing a bottle. The beer is a clear dark amber color with a thin off-white head that diminishes quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. The aroma is malt, oak and caramel. Medium body with flavors of sweet caramel, oak and bready malt. Slight hops in the background. The finish is clean with a short oaky aftertaste. Decent overall.
wheresthepath (1285) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle from Beers of Europe] Chestnut with a large beige head. Rich and oaky throughout, with butter and vanilla in spades. Some toffee, a little red wine, but mainly the oak. It may be a little sweet and sticky for some, but I do like these beers, even if their special editions such as this are simply minor variations on their standard theme. Good stuff.
QuezXLV (372) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is a nice malty scent but not too much oak barrel. The oak in the flavor is subtle but very nice. Bubbly on the palate. Bitter but short aftertaste.
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Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Notes of oak vanilla barnyard biscuit and skunk. Interesting beer that grows on you
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Ughsmash (6670) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured medium amber with a nice off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet vanilla, caramel, and buttered toffee with fresh green apple and earthy accents.. sweet overall. The flavor found sweet caramel, vanilla, and a little maple at the core.. dry oak throughout.. finished with caramel, vanilla, and lesser bourbon sweetness plus a little tangy pepper. Medium-bodied and quite sweet on the palate.. ok flow to it.. higher carbonation.. decent brew.
TheHopster (596) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle). A nice surprise from Todd to wind down the summer. Aroma and flavors similar to original but dialed down a bit for the summer season and mellowed by oak aging The mIld but rich and sweet malts make this one tough to session over the long-haul.
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vtafro (1863) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Vanilla, and fruit and berry like sweet aroma. Finish is mellow with light wood and sweetness. Flavor is complex but not overbearing, sweet and full of malt.
blackflag321 (312) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour into tulip. Big, fine, persistent head. Aroma: vanilla and whiskey. Taste: candied fruit, vanilla; sweet oak on the aftertaste. Very interesting, but I am glad I didn’t buy a six-pack.
alobar (2301) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber color with no head. Aroma of vanilla, dark fruit, and toffee. Dark fruit flavor with toffee, and vanilla with hint of wood. Nice beer!