conway (912) - - 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 (2306) - 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 (3543) - 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.
jtclockwork (6259) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours clear orange with white head. Nose and taste of citrus peel, mango, bourbon and malt. Medium body.
vtafro (2187) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Orange pour with tan head. Ruby brown pour with tan head. Some oak and overhead like aromas. Flavor had more of an oak and wood flavor hinting at vanilla than the normal draft.