dnm (1) - - MAR 31, 2013 does not count
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
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OKplus (355) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - A thick 2 finger tan head sits on top of a hazy burnt amber brown. Good retention and big patches of lacing.
S - Toasted malt, soft wood notes, and pine. Vanilla is pronounced along with brown sugar, cherry pie filling, maple, and toffee.
T - Vanilla coated grapefruit provides bitterness right away. Roasted almond, toffee, amaretto, with woody undertones that become more prevalent towards the finish. Finishes with a dry spicy bite. Aftertaste is of citrus, mint, and slightly woody.
M - Medium creamy body.
Very complex nose on this one. The oak seems to bring out the pine and hide the citrus in the nose. The oak is defiantly there but doesn’t overpower the rest of the beer. It adds complexity without making it too dry.
Serving type: bottle
sheep (93) - FINLAND - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle, enjoy by 05/03/13. Pours a chestnut brown color with a small cream-colored head. Aroma is incredibly pleasant with notes of figs, raisins, brown sugar, malt, toffee, a hint of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is first up slightly sweet with some dried fruit and toffee notes, taken over soon by a hoppy bitterness and lightly roasted malty notes. Ends with an earthy, grapefuity twang. Palate is light and juicy with medium carbonation.
stoutnick (164) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2013 Dark red brown. Aroma is hops. Taste is hops, sweet malt, and slight wood. The mildness of the oak smell just brings a new variable to the arrogant bastard falvour. Much prefer this to the basic brew.
sic1314 (959) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a hazy amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet phenolic roast malt. Medium, creamy mouthfeel, flavour of the roast malt, quite sweet with a bitter finish.
mikkopen (662) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle. Dark reddish brown colour, thin tan head. Very nice fruity aroma with vanilla, malt, resiny hops and woody notes. The flavour is dominated by resiny hops, with citrus, caramel notes, malt and a hint of vanilla in the background. Quite tasty, but this would be much better with a little less overpowering hopping - the oak is hardly noticeable in the flavour and everything else is forced back, too (this coming from a hophead).
Shanebrews (63) - - MAR 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an excellent beer. The color is akin to Oktoberfest. The aroma is both floral and herbal. The taste is rich and malty, but with proper hopping for style. My one complaint is that though the oak certainly adds to the quality and character of the beer, I cannot sort it out of either the nose or palate.
Balazs (654) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured ruby-amber with a small, lacing tan head. It being oak aged jumps right out of the aroma. Hints of raisins, vanilla, ash, earth, herbs, bubblegum, honey are also present. Earthy taste that moves right into sharp bitterness. Dense body, fairly smooth on the palater, with lots of carbonation. Lasting dry bitter aftertaste in the tarty finish.
Sevenlee (884) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, chocolate, citrus, hops and woody notes. Taste is moderate sweet leading to a light bitter hoppy finish. Good stuff.
dogbomb (632) - ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg. Dark brown honey tones. Thick offwhite head. Oaky and smokey with a little bacon on the nose. Tiny bit of honey. Honeyed bacon with some juice orange and grapefruit. Touch of alcohol but not as much as expected. Strong citrus sweet finish. Lovely.