Chudwick (2416) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ten minutes after rating this beer I was reminded of the alpha king by FFF and decided to increase my ratin for taste and aroma
2013 vintage bomber into le Listermann shaker from Starkbier Fest - nose is pre brewed hops, heavy on the tart citrus. Sips adds slight bourbon and something that made say oh, in the same way one does when seeing an accident and itís almost certain someone got hurt. Berry hoppy but not that bitter. I like the BA aspect but it doesnít work with this beer. Little taste overall. Light to medium body. Never again.
sfontain (842) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle, Giant Eagle Market District, Dublin, OH; $5.99. Lovely reddish-orange-golden color; ilghtly hazy; creamy one-finger head; medium lacing. Aroma floral and fruity, apple/pear, caramel, oak. Flavor is maybe just a touch overly sharply bitter but I could definitely get used to it; the fruity/floral thing is overshadowed by the hop bite, unfortunately; but the oak remains strong through the slightly dry finish. Heavy carbonation is halfway between coarse and silky; medium mouthfeel just the tiniest bit oily. Really nice beer and possibly underrated.
lukedarock (245) - Howell, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not what I thought I was getting, ipa isnt quite the right style, darker less hops and very smooth, something just doesnt click right with this beer
metalhead0043 (159) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle for 6 bucks. Pours dark copper with a white head. Looks more like a Barleywine than an IPA to me. Aroma is caramel, oak and a little hops. Taste is vanilla up front with to caramel, oak and a little smoke on the back end. Medium body with a nice creamy mouthfeel as well. Iím not quite sure how this fits into the IPA mold. It lacks the typical hoppy characteristics that most IPAs have, but itís still quite a good beer. Iíd be interested in a higher ABV version. A nice, easy-drinking iPA.
Beerdedone (2933) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours orange amber with a small off-white head. Hoppy aroma of pine, caramel, citrus and oak. Flavor of toasted malts, caramel, wood/oak, vanilla, pine needles and had a crisp and oaky finish.
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty and interesting beer. The hop profile is good, but the aging only imparts a more malt forward finish, like an English IPA. I can't pick up any noticeable flavor from the barrel.
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ColovianTrader (417) - - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little subdued for a barrel aged beer, but good flavors. Lots of caramel, sweet brown sugar, toast, citrus hops and oak. Hints of maple. Not as hoppy as I hoped, but refreshing and enjoyable.
Cybercat (3983) - Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful clear chestnut with a thick, fluffy, and rather persistent ivory head. Aroma is quite hoppy and fruity, as much apple and pear as citrus, sweeter than most IPAs I have sampled. Oak and bourbon hints come out in the hoppy, lively flavor, as well as a hint of caramel; fruit notes are not as prominent as in the aroma. Texture is smooth and creamy, yet fairly fizzy, leaving a nice hoppy and woody finish. Get your Hatter on!
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, pours a good looking copper color. Taste of sweet malt, oak and light hops. Pretty drinkable.
cards04 (2217) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an orangish brown with white head and lots of lacing. Aromas are all oak. Bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Flavors are boozy bourbon, sweet vanilla and oak. There is some nice hop bitterness at the end.. But this a bit too dominated by the bourbon.