Travlr (19489) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of argo0, thank you sir! Hazy chestnut color. Aroma of booze. Taste is also very boozy.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by le crew du Montre’al. Pours a bruin orange toned body with a white head and light lacing. Mlaty sweet with whiskey and rye. Some light plum and scotch like notes. Sweet malty with a whisp of smoke and a dry toffee finish. Nice.
hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… Dime-n-Hetfield’s "All the Way to 1K" Throwdown!… This beer rocks!… Clear, burnt orange ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Fantastic retention. The nose furnishes milk chocolate and caramel with a trace of bourbon and a rumor of woody funk. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. The flavor presents sweet caramel and bittersweet bourbon. Finishes bittersweet and mildly minerally. Kudos to Glouglouburp for providing this bottle of world class beer!
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Hopscotch. I’m not that into scotch ales but this was a pretty damn good beer. Dark reddish pour with a good oily lacing. Aroma was definitely scotchy and bourbony. A lot of the aromas came through in the flavor as well. Not overy boozy and it was surprisingly easy to drink.
HonusWagner (1974) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A beer that I most remember for the fact that I said "hm, you couldn’t tell this is aged in any kind of whiskey barrel, let alone a JD barrel." Other than that, I dunno. It was pretty sweet and caramel and scotch ale like, which isn’t particularly interesting to me but also isn’t bad. Remarkably low on the alcohol taste, which is good, I suppose.
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Saturday night hotel tasting after EBF. Pours a clear orange and ruby color with a thin beige head. Toast and malt, candy notes. Lots of malt, sweet and toasty. A bit of alcohol coming through, lingering on the finish with warm caramel notes.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[3603-20110219] Bottle. Fragrant spicy malt aroma. Hazy, dark amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Caramelized peat spices and roasted fig malts in the flavour. Medium-full body. Tasty, an interesting balance of flavours. (7/3/9/4/16) 3.9
(Le Trou du Diable Night @ Volo, Toronto, ON)
GRM (3581) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, savoured on March 2 2011; eye: burgundy, clear, no effervescence, tiny beige head; nose: oak, malt, light fruity; mouth: oak, malt, slight fruity, finale in oak with presence of malt, medium body, average carbonation, vinous texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, savourée le 2 mars 2011; œil : bourgogne, claire, pas d’effervescence, petite mousse beige; nez : chêne, malt, léger fruitée; bouche : chêne, malt, très léger fruité, finale en chêne avec présence de malt, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, texture vineuse; en résumé : bien
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011-02-19. Hazy brown body with a foamy tan head that fades. 3+ Aroma is dominated by wood, gives the impression of freshly cut oak. 7+ Flavour is less intensely woody, but still has a prominent oak character. Sweet sugary malt core is secondary to the wood and balances itself out fairly well at first. The wood character is less harsh/rough than in many barrel aged products but for my own tastes I still found that the pervasive wood character continued to grow in prominence as the glass went on, eventually overshadowing the base beer more than I’d like, and lingering long into the finish. Smooth average plus bodied palate. A nice beer but I’d personally rather have the pleasant malt base brought to the forefront more. Bottle at Volo, Toronto
Sammy (10556) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good sample given to me by Le Trou Du Diable crew at Volo event. Aged in whiskey Smoked malt, some bourbon, easy rinking. Pretty good for the style.Above average mouthfeel.