barleyPops (1137) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. poured a reddish brown with a quickly fading tan head. some lace chases its way down the side of the glass. I love the bourbon, oak aged flavor, but in this beer the malt and hops are barely present and the balance seems a bit off. kind of sweet and easy to drink, hard to believe the abv is 10.5%. all in all, a nice brew!
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks! Very dark ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Minimal lacing. Milk chocolate, oak and red wine aromas. The high ABV is very well-masked by rich, malt flavors with traces of oak and vanilla. Nicely hopped. Full-bodied and astringent with lively carbonation. Lengthy, tangy, dry finish. This beer is world class and a bit underrated IMO.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep obsidian (some ruby through light) with aroma of big barrel aged malt, oak, vanilla, bourbon, and chocolate. Nice manly aroma, like my ass after working in the yard all day (well, much better than that). Tastes very malty, with a firm barrel/oak aged element, plus vanilla, chocolate, dark fruit. Smooth finish, with some tartness. Not as full-bodied as other beers of this genre Iíve had, but complex and balanced. Did this one preceed Heresy? I think it may have.
Kinz (3104) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somehow I almost forgot to put in my rating for this! Thanks to BBB63 for this one! Pours a very dark brown, almost porter like, hint of ruby at the edges, small head. Aroma was quite woody, with a roasted note. Flavor was dominated by tannic wood qualities. Not totally over the top, but definitely to the point of a tinge of sourness that you find in very young red wines. Bit of coffee as well. A bit more subtetly with the oak would make this a real winner.
raymow (767) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cool label (as usual) and a decent brew. Nice color and flavor, but itís lacking something...Iím just not sure what. The best oak barrel aged beer that Iíve had is Weyerbacher Heresy - if you havenít tried it yet, do so immediately!
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This a ok English Strong Ale. Coffee, and roasted malt flavors. Finishes crisp, clean, and dry.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2005 pours a murky reddish brown brew.Nose is a nice blend of oak-vanliia and malts.Very well done.Roasted malts are ther but so are some other characters: some vanilla and some thing a little sour, like sour fruit.good brew
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2005 Thick black pour with a medium tan head. the aroma is very nice and inviting. Smells thick, sweet, and creamy. Quite a different character. Very full feel as it coats the mouth with a milky smooth sensation. Vanilla icing and a sweet milky flavor. Some oak character rounds out a nice beer. 2004 aged bottle sampled in Nov 2005 Itís a different beer after a year. Tangy and sour. A slightly discernable roasted malt is noticable underneath a fruity (cherry) sourness. Has some odd sour character that I did not expect. not sure if its from alcohol, or the aging in the oak. Itís not unplesant, just not expected. Not changing my rating, it will stick from the original sample as I think that is the best representation of what the brewer wanted the beer to be.
NaturalIce (127) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is by far the best high gravity beer Iíve ever tasted. The pour is about like Guiness, dark body beautiful head. Taste knocks you away, slight coffee taste and I donít even like coffee, but this is amazing. Great beer.
Crash (526) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark in color donít ask me what. Slight coffee taste but, not enought to make me stop drinking it. There was also a sweetness that I didnít really decide on.