BBB63 (5740) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with a "barrel aged sticker" over the cap with an "A" written on it, the person I got it from said something about being an "almond" version... I dunno? Huge over carbonated head that does slowly fade leaving a deep brown beer in it’s wake. The beer displays a nutty, roasty, woody, smooth smoke and light tobacco character. Very faint if any booze and a hint of wild yeast horseblanet. The taste is mostly malty but has a dry ashy and (again) smooth smoke note too. Minimal if any bitterness and that is more coffee-ish that anything. Some faint sour chocolate covered cherry note as well. The mouth feel is ashy and tannic, very fizzy. I am very surprised by this beer, not the smoke bomb I thought it could be and there is a minimal barrel influence too (outside of some of that wild yeastie action going on). Really just a nice schwarzbier all told.
Reynolds314 (2077) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well they accomplished the goal of making this taste exactly like almond joys. Its really pretty delicious and still has that ultra clean lager finish. I dont know if I could drink more then a glass but its tasty stuff.
SrSilligoose (3117) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at jack’s abby. cleanest of the 4 barrel blowout varients. coconut was well integrated. i liked this just fine, but a bit too sweet to drink in larger doses. this and the szechuan pepper variant were my two favorites. more focused, cleaner beers. baconator and trail mix somewhat of a hodgepodge.
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at the brewery, this tastes exactly like an almond joy, coconut first then almonds