ThanksYeast (33) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much oak aroma, hoppy yes, but that’s about it. Malty hoppy, slight phenolic oak...not bad but better stuff out there
kerenmk (3808) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Ran and Dale’s. Thanks Melody! 2013 bottle. Subtle oak and smoke, a little red fruit. Woodsy and bitter and a little dry. Dry mouthfeel and full-bodied - a little bit oxidized but good nonetheless.
Percy0103 (470) - MEXICO - FEB 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 660ml. A clear dark reddish beer with some sediments and a small foamy head. Deep oaked aroma of malt, spices, alcohol and firewood. Taste is bitter with a strong malt finish. Robust bodied with some carbonation and astrigency. Rich aftertaste of malt and spices with an alcoholic finish. A proper American Strong Ale.
Sdaniel90 (748) - Mexico City, MEXICO - FEB 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 660ml. Deep reddish with heavy sediment and a lively, frothy brown head. Rich roasted caramel and fruity aromas. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Sweet malt character with a stinging dry hoppy bitterness. Absolutely delicious, this is how beer should be.
cobaink2 (346) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with almost no head. Dark Amber color. Tastes of rich malts. There is lots of herbal flavor in there. Lots of resin from the hops on the back end. Just a tad of oak that I can detect. Not bad but I’m my opinion just a slight upgrade from the base.
ElCapitan22 (327) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown color with nice lacing and has excellent head retention. Smells oaky and of bourbon. Tastes malty and of alcohol. Definite bourbon coming through. A real solid beer.
donandres (265) - , Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 22 ounce bottle to wine glass(from Costco 4 bottle pack)
Bottled 10/15/2015 enjoy by 10/13/2016
Appearance: Dark orange brown, dark amber large head, some lacing
Aroma: slight aroma of hops, toasted malt stronger
Taste: Bitter throughout, some sweetness
Overall: Very good to excellent beer
cmacklin (653) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Pours a clear, orange brown with a huge, creamy, long lasting, beige head that laces nicely. Strong hoppy aroma of grapefruit, oak, caramel malt, fruit and pine needles. Sweet malty flavour of caramel, oak, grapefruit, dried fruit and pine needles with a dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Nicely done.
jflopsu (1028) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber-brown. Has a strong malty and oak aroma. Taste is a mix of hops, malts, and smokey oak. Have a very dry and lingering malt aftertaste with hints of bitter hops.
Brentv (604) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bomber, pours red with a one-finger yellow head. Aroma and taste of caramel. Taste is in-your-face bitter caramel, some citrus with a gentle sweetness. I would expect to find some vanilla notes here from the oak, but they don’t really come through - perhaps because everything else is so big. Medium mouthfeel. Bitter finish.
ametras (1121) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Clear reddish copper with a foamy tan head. Flavors are toasted cereals, caramel, berries, resinous/piney hops, oak and vanilla with spicy and earthy notes. Harsh bitterness. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, sticky texture.