hapjydeuce (996) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at O’Brien’s, barrel-aged beer night. Appearance is a hazy brown color with orange edges. Not much head, just some lace swirls and microbubbles around the glass edges. Very pleasing aroma of cinnamon, butterscotch and caramel malts with some funky barnyard; along with detectable raisin and light hops. The blend is fantastic in this beer! Each component comes together nicely. Starts off with a hefty malty backbone with orange citrus, cinnamon, raisins and other dark fruits from the Angel’s Share. A softer red wine nose is barely detectable, with a nice tart and bitter finish from the Cuvee brett and cherry influence. Finishes with lots of oak wood and toasted bread notes. Very well balanced sourness makes this one really enjoyable. An intriguing one to be savored. Hot damn Tomme!
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ O’Brien’s barrel aged beer night. Aroma was faint smells of sour cherries. Flavors were some wood, sour, and sweet. Awesome creation.
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2008 On tap @ O’brien’s. Pours a cloudy amber with minimal traces of head. Aroma of cherries and and some some sweet malt. Flavors of sweet malt, tart cherries, oak, and dark fuit.
BeerandBlues2 (11974) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8th Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines. Pours clear brown with a small, fizzy, off-white head, diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (grain, hay, straw), average hops (herbs, grass), average yeast (earth) with notes of raisin and cherry. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 15, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap@O’Brien’s barrel aged beer night: Cloudy burgandy color with a wisp of off-white foam. Aroma is sour cherries. Flavor starts with some Angels Share sweetness followed by the Cuvee Tomme acidic sour cherries then a tangy peppery spicyness, some oak, a dark fruit sweetness and a semi-dry acidic finish. Medium body is creamy with lively carbonation.