jrob21 (2170) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brickstore as part of their 12 year anniversary celebration. Pour is a murky brownish red color with zero, I mean zero head. The look is not incredibly appetizing. Luckily the beer drinks better than it looks. The sweetest beer I had today. Some chewy malt backbone with a touch of bittering hops. Oak aging adds a touch of hotness and a bit of wood and nuttiness to this beer. Creamy malt texture and relatively drinkable. The hot alcohol is slightly dis-orienting but other than that this is a really nice creation.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the second annual Bistro’s West Coast Barrel Aged Beer Fest: Pours a transparent orange bronze with a thin ring of wispy white head. Aroma of big fresh grapefruity hops and a touch of fresh American oak. Body starts fairly full and toasty malty sweet with lots of fresh citrusy hops and good oaky balance. Finishes crisp and bittersweet and very drinkable. I loved the clean oaky flavor in this.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft @ bigwood fest - couldn’t resist one of my fav laqunitas brews now oaked aged; rich, ruby brown with slight tan head; big brown sugar aromas with slight malt and alcohol hints; creamy texture and sugary flavor mix of malts, oak and molasses; prefect balance of sweetness and alcohol; yummy
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Portland’s 2007 Holiday Ale Festival--Brown and slightly amber body. Nice off-white head. Caramel, oak, and hops punch. Biscuity and biting. Smooth creamy finish. Class act beer!
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Holiday Ale Fest 2007. This is one where I think the regular versions is a much nicer beer. The barrel character overwhelmed, thinned out the flavor, and left the finish very bitter. I prefer the malt flavor I got out of the original, it felt like it all battled with the oaked flavor in this.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild vanilla and brown sugar on a big sweet barleywine nose. Hops and oak come thru on the palate with notes of caramel, toffee, bubblqum and biscuit. Sweet hoppy finish.
IrishBoy (3686) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Bistro’s West Coast BA Fest, 11/10/07; Nose of ivy, hops, and oak; hazy rust with a ring of straw bubbles; flavor of hop bitterness, light woodiness, caramel, and ivy hop bitterness.
Odeed (1773) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(on tap @ the ba bistro fest)alot more hoppy then the original brown shugga.plus some brown sugar,molasses,and oak added to the mix.