puboflyons (2143) - 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 Road’s young reputation. Some malts, some bitterness, but not a lot of interesting character. i sort of hoped for something more pungent and forceful. I didn’t 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 (2306) - 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.