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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheWife (20) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2010
While in Indiana visiting family, I had a bottle of this. It pours a clear reddish brown with a medium head. There is a strong after taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MeadMe (1320) - Riverview, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2010
A: Pours a nice dark amber with a tall tan head. Okay retention with some lace. S: Aromas of sweet caramel malt, and doughy bread. T: Candy malt sweetness for sure. The bread is there with notes of sweet fruit and a dash of citrus. M Medium in body D: Okay brew

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3030) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2010
12 oz bottle
A pick up from a recent run to Kentucky/Indiana I grabbed several different releases from Oaken Barrel. I hope they are all as well thought out as this amber. It blew away my expectations in almost every way and it would be very tempting to buy a sixer if I were ever back in the area. Don’t pass on it for being "just another light beer".

Aroma / Appearance - The short lived beige head collapses into a carbonated blood red body. Vibrant orange edges glow brightly in the sunlight. The nose is a mix of stale sawdust and chocolate dipped cherry bites. The oaky hops give this a nice presence without overwhelming the eager nose.

Flavor / Palate - Wood chips, melted cheap waxy chocolate, and noble hops ground this as a solid sessionable beer. The hops definitely make themselves known but do not dominate. I could easily have finished two or three of these while kicking back. Oaken Barrel seems to be a brewery worth keeping an eye on.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1342) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2010
12 ounce bottle. Served in a Sam Adams BL glass, the beer pours a red/amber color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. It smells mostly like caramel malt, along with some pine hops and a nutty aroma. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like caramel malt, piney hops and a bit of a fruity taste. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and creamy with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it’s easy to drink and enjoyable. It wouldn’t be hard to drink a few of these at a time. I think this is a good overall brew, I’d pick it up again in the future. It’s definitely worth a try if you come across it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhops (428) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2009
draft, amber, medium head. Some hops, malty and sweet, not that impressive but has some character.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6616) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Draft from Scotty’s Brewhouse in downtown Indianapolis. Pours amber with small cream colored head. Light nose- malt, hops, and a sweetness I couldn’t place. Flavor was malty with a dash of hops and fruit with a little bite. Light-medium body with dry, slightly bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6100) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Had at a random bar near the hotel at my brother’s wedding in Indianapolis. Not bad, but nothing special.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2009

Source:12 oz bottle.
Glass:Pint.
Appearance:Clear amber pour with a thin off white head.
Aroma:Sweet malt with an earthy note.
Flavor:Sweet caramel and toffee with a vanilla finish.
Palate:Medium body with solid carbonation.
Overall:Excellent. Was surprised by this.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Pours lightly hazed amber with some white head. Light toasted malt nose with some herbal hops. Strong malt flavor. Medium body and a dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 6, 2009
From StFun via trade. The pour was amber. The head was off-white, borderline creamy and the lacing was thin rings that held on for dear life. The aroma was malt, pepper, ashtray and slightly metallic. The flavor was peppery and malty with some light citrus. Thin in body and super dry.


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