AirForceHops (3509) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
650 ml bottle purchased from Candia Road Convince Store, Candia NH. Dark brown color with thin white head in the snifter. Aroma shows light caramel, old raisins, burnt brown sugar and dirty malt.
Flavor is a real disappointment, no truly, major disappointment. It tastes like oxidation has settled in but itís not that old?? Cardboard, prunes and weak caramel. Very thin watery body. Ok, this was claimed to be aged in Some sort of barrel, what was it? oak? Bourbon? Rum? No... I get no barrel influence at all, nothing , nowhere. I paid $15.99 for this!! Yeah.... Never again, for any reason.
puboflyons (2220) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the wax-sealed 650 ml. bottle.
It pours a reddish-brown color with a small off-white head that fades fast.
Not much to excite me on the nose. Some sweet malts, black licorice, and a touch of booze. Nothing that jumps out to me as extraordinary.
Flavor. Well, kind of a disappointing considering Candia Roadís young reputation. Some malts, some bitterness, but not a lot of interesting character. i sort of hoped for something more pungent and forceful. I didnít hate it but it is probably one of their weaker offerings.
VikingMetalGod (39) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really decent wee-heavy with some light stout characteristics. Roasty and sweet. Dark brown to the point of almost opaque. Hight malt and alcohol give this beer a great character.
johnnnniee (2448) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the source.
Pours a slightly hazy dark brown with faint garnet at the edges and a smallish but long lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of dark sugars and a hint of smoke with just a touch of earthy wood and bourbon character. The flavor is mostly dark and burnt sugars with hints of fruit and a mild tannic wood bite and just a faint hint of bourbon. Lingering sweetness mixed with a touch of ethanol in the finish. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a creamy sweet sticky mouthfeel. Decent beer. The barrel treatment is extremely subtle, I really would have liked a bit more character there. 16 bucks a bottle is probably a bit too high of a price point as well.