DrnkMcDermott (2990) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought at Lemon Tree in July. It probably shouldn’t have been cellared this long, but let’s see. Pours a gentle hop nose. Amber to brown body, nice half-finger of eggshell foam. First sip is mild, but just a little more builds up on the Centennial hops. The malt gives the impression of starting toward phenol, but as of now, it’s just fine. A bit sweet on the tongue, but also a dry finish. Hops building in the aftertaste. Any oak impressions are around the edges, part of the aftertaste. The Mad Hatter with just a little something extra, yet excellent for a $5 bomber.
Dal9000 (470) - Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hops sweet that burst on the top of your mouth than fades quickly. Caramel malty slight sweet.
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ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: oak and wood, with some caramel malts and a hoppy mix of pine and grapefruit.
A: Reddish gold pour with 1/2 finger medium cream head. No retention and zero lace.
T: Slightly sweet caramel, pine, and floral hops upfront. Flavors follow through to the finish where some wood and toffee are added. Finish is kind of earthy with damp wood. At times a little alcohol is present at the finish as it warms.
P: Medium bodied and dry with a moderate carbonation.
O: Excellent beer for barrel aged fans. Very rounded and complimentary flavors. The oak presence and subtle bourbon notes are nice.
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: pretty good stuff. there is a lot of different aromas going on in here...but it’s different and tasty as long as it’s fresh.
Enwiebe (278) - - FEB 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/7/15. Bomber. Pours a nice light golden oak with min head and light lacing. The oak really rounded out the hop notes. Drank more like a really refined ESB. Very drinkable.
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crazy_cat_lady (343) - - FEB 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at beerbistro, but don’t remember when.
Warm brown colour with off-white head. Nice lacing. Oaky, slight bitterness. Quite nicely balanced.
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a clear dark amber with a white head. Aroma is caramel, herbal, hoppy, woody. Flavor is lots of caramel, herbal, woody. Lingering wood, vanilla, resin and herbs. Medium body, light to average carbonation.
Blairgus (4007) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2 dec 2014, bottle. Orange and hazy. Nose is dry pine hops and dry wood. Thin/med body and faintly fizzy. There is a slightly sweet granila malt, some peaches and pine hops, but the dry wood flavor really dampens the whole beer. It's ok.
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad IPA, but I did not taste much of the oak aging, and so was disappointed. Pretty much just tasted like Hatter.
johnnymusky (856) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not as good as i thought it would be....very similar to hatter.....too much biscuit and malt for my tasty....wood taste is minimal.
czar (7382) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours clear dark golden with a very nice off-white head, good retention and strong lacing. toasted maltiness, rye-like graininess with a caramel touch, fruitiness - oranges, apricots and berries, touch of coconut and other lo-fi barrel components, pepper, grass and bitter herbs. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily, balanced grassy-piney-spicy-woodsy-citrusy finish. slightly changes the original brew but does not necessarily improve it. still slightly above average ipa.