j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery on a visit with Max and Jess in 2014. Pours a hazed golden amber with a thin white head. Wood, orange, citrus on the nose. Medium bodied, big bitter citrus. Gentle citrus and dusty hops on the finish with long grapefruit.
samsmith33 (560) - - MAR 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is pine and citrus. Taste is similar, a little harsh.
Looks like a Budweiser.
egajdzis (5545) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus, pineapple, and wood. Taste of pine, citrus, grapefruit, light vanilla, wood, and a bitter finish. Light barrel character.
DrinkinWell (365) - - FEB 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4oz. from brewery. Pours jet black with medium head. Aromas of oak, vanilla, and chocolate. Sweet malts with hints of coffee beans, roasted malts, chocolate, and dark berries. Great beer!
Ed5388 (2515) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz sample at the brewery. Pours a cloudy caramel color with a foamy off white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, bourbon, and oak. Taste is bourbon forward, oaky, citrus, caramel, and pine.
dogfishho (659) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky brown color with minimal head. The aroma is dull piney hops with sweet vanilla bourbon character underneath. On the palate the hops are bitter but the flavor is somewhat subdued behind what feels like a barley wine. Big oaky vanilla caramel malt base. Lovely. Points off for appearance, but otherwise awesome.
conway (1986) - - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the brewery. Dark copper with a thick white head. Aroma is mostly bourbon with some woody and vanilla notes peaking out. Taste is mostly bourbon/vanilla/wood to start with some faint floral hoppy notes on the finish. As it warms hops start to gain an even footing with the bourbon showcasing some citrus notes. Rich smooth palate. This one takes some time to open up but it's quite enjoyable.
RGDave (113) - Lebanon, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Cloverleaf Tavern, Caldwell NJ. Poured a light brown color with a small but foamy off-white head. Aroma is confusing for an imperial IPA, but that’s expected with barrel-aged hoppy beer. Some vanilla, and oak, with a darkish orange scent. Body is medium with average carbonation and a hint of the bigger ABV due to the lack of hoppiness from the barrel process. Flavor of grapefruit, dry oak, some alcohol, with a lingering bitter finish. I like the regular Overhead better.
pineypower (2719) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4oz pour from the brewery. Pours out a dark copper color with a small trace of a wispy white head. Aroma is of bourbon, wood, light vanilla, subdued citrus and earthy pine bitterness. Taste is complex, nice woody bourbon, vanilla, light muted citrus hops, earthy pine hops, mild alcohol with some stickiness to the body. Great treatment on a world class base beer.
dmac (4625) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft poured by Michael himself. Poured a chunky deep super dark apple cider brown with a smaller foamy off white head. Aroma is solid, lots of vanilla,super fresh orange zest, wood, lime. Body is medium with average carbonation and no real heat from the decent ABV. Flavor of grapefruit, dry wood, vanilla candy, orange meat, some alcohol and even a faint hint of old banana for some reason.