AmykalH04 (34) - - JUL 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Vigorously poured with a 1in head. Brownish red in color with a tan head fading and leaving a nice lacing.
S- A very nice oak character.
T- Hoppy and oaky. Not one over powers the other and they work well together.
M- woody if there is such a thing.
O- I definitely feel like the regular version of this is better. The oak gives it a nice difference but doesnt add much in a positive way,
kchampagne (93) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Color is a deep amber color with a good amount of carbonation that keeps the mouthfeel light. The taste is heavy with malty sweetness and a good amount of bitterness on the back end. This is a great beer, but it may be a bit much for someone new to the style.
FestDecBeet (98) - - JUL 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Look: pours a cloudy light brown. Just a little darker than amber. Off light tan head that disappears quickly.
Smell: oak. Hops. Alcohol. Tobacco.
Taste: oak, alcohol. Tobacco, like an unlit cigar. Black pepper.
Feel: thick mouth feel. Leaves a film on the mouth. Fairly heavy carbonation.
Overall: don't like this near as much as am regular arrogant. Not sure if it is the oak or what but not quite as good.
First drank: home 7/15/14
hackobock (1198) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours clear ruby red with a smalle dense tan head. Aroma is caramel, dried fruits, oak, black berries. Taste is medium/heavy sweet caramel, black berries and dried fruits, medium bitter with a light oak note. Medium bodied, average carbonation.
eaglebones (15) - Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful copper-red with a huge beige head and lots of lacing. Aromas of malts, dark fruits, and oak. Creamy, medium-bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Sweet flavor up front followed by strong bitterness from hops and oak. Very nice beer but not for the faint of heart.
Mark_Eck (472) - - JUL 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lightly cloudy, brownish amber color. Aroma is caramel and malts. Taste is sweet with a bitter finish.
dinkle50 (943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy, deeply red pour. Single finger tan colored head. Aroma of vanilla and wood. Medium mouth. Taste is full of caramel with a bitter finish. Alcohol burns strong. Very extreme. Full of burnt sugar and toffee. Lace is present.
martjoobolut (589) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,355L bottle. Pours dark amber-brown with tan head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is intense caramel, oak, dark fruits, and hoppy citrus. Taste is heavy sweet and bitter, caramel, malt, wood, and fruits. Finish is intense dry bitter with wood. Alcohol is only slightly noticeable. Overall: very nice brew.
jtclockwork (7974) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Etched bottle from backlog. Pours dark brown. Tan head. Nose/taste of dark cherry, toffee, caramel, sugary bread, oak and brown sugar. Medium-full bodied.
jerd16 (185) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is burned toast, dark berries and oak. Interesting despite muddled hop-notes. Taste is driven forward by cherry notes and then consumed by toasted malt and woody pangs. Bitterness is grainy and unrefined. Becomes a little torturous towards the bottom of the glass. It’s a very savoury-oriented beer and is inaccessible to anyone other than the most ardent drinker.