BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Oakquinox. Not sure where my ratings disappeared to (its checked off as if I uploaded it from my notebook). Pours with a hazy bronze body and a small tan ring. Fruity aromas, esters, cherry, plum, red wine (smells cabernet to me). Vinous. Flavors are fruity (estery) a touch chalky (weird), red wine, cherry. Very chewy. Vanilla, candi sugar. Full bodied, light tannins, medium to light bubbles.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a mahogany color with a finger of off-white head.
S: Smells intensely of coconut to me. A lot of vanilla to it with a fair amount of wine. Quite a bit of caramel and toffee, some brown sugar too. Dark fruits, mild spice, and a touch of tart cherry.
T: Sweet malts and fruits with just a mild tartness to it. Caramel, toffee, and brown sugar sweetness along with a nice vanilla flavor. Some decent wine notes and a fairly strong oakiness.
M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.
O: Surprisingly good. I liked all the different flavors going on in this one.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oakquinox. Dark orange, tan head. nose is light fruits, Cabernet grapes, vanilla and oak. Flavor is grapes and grainy malt and oak, pears and apples linger. Medium body and carbonation. A very unique variant that works well with wine barrel aging, quaffable and complex!