DrnkMcDermott (2776) - 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 shouldnít have been cellared this long, but letís 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, itís 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.
jaymobrown (1647) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super pleased with this beer. It does have the IPA hops but the barrel aged makes it smooth with some yeast and biscuit flavor with caramel and alcohol. Lovely.
EyeAmBaldman (188) - Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a light mahogany with an off white head. Bourbon on the nose. Taste is all bourbon and very little hops. Too much bourbon on the palate.
BeerInHeaven (134) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 bomber. Thanks Shawn! pours a deep clear copper with a medium to smallish, but persistent beige head. Aroma is floral hops. Hint of oak. Taste is hoppy and bitter, but the oak barrel aging mellows it a bit. Nice long pleasant bitter finish and linger. Great beer!
unclemattie (4119) - Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage 2013. 500ml bottle, foil wrapped. Light brown/copper color. Tan head. Aroma of wood, old oak, cooked sugars, toasted malts, & hops. Vanilla as it warms. Tastes is of bold sugary malts, bitter hops, harsh oak tannins. Lingering flavor of oak tannin bitterness lasts to the end of this beer. This beer tastes like what the liquid of a juiced piece of oak would-be. (4112)
CpyNPrnT (304) - Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of citrus, some oak. Taste is citrus and medium oak, some light malt. Alcohol is noticeable and great! Really good beer.
emacgee (3958) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Firkin at Hop Cat. Soft pale blonde pour with one finger of white head. Floral aroma with some sweet citrus and sharp oak. Very floral sweet character in the flavor with the oak playing a nice supporting role. Medium light body witha soft carbonation.
alliance100 (588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Hopcat GR - cask - pours a medium orange . Floral aroma with a faint oak note . Taste is a bit of woody vanilla mixed with some herbal hops . Probably my fav of the Hatter series .
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koleminer20 (542) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. The pour is a dark clear copper with a thick white head and some moderate clingy lacing. The aroma has a little bit of vanilla up front, and then quickly fades through a dark malt character. There is a light bitterness on the backend, but there is not much of a hop character at all. The flavor presents a little bit of a woody vanilla on the front end, and moves through a nice malt profile with just a touch of bitterness from an underperforming hop presence. The mouth feel is a little thin, but there is a nice carbonation, and the aftertaste is a little lingering and nicely bitter without a resounding hoppiness and resin
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Chudwick (1972) - 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 (792) - 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.