Ratman197 (8873) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Odells Tasting room poured a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of oak, vanilla, roasted malt, light coffee, light milk chocolate and light fuittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of oak, vanilla, fruittiness, roasted malt and dark chocolate with a smooth lingering oak finish.
NielsenRatings (8124) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on tap at the brewery in Fort Collins. Pretty much a coal black appearance. Strong aroma from the oak and high alcohol content that’s pretty enjoyable. Smooth, thin body with a deep oak infused flavor. Stout flavor us a bit muted by the oak flavor but the oak flavor is delicious Sk it’s not necessarily a loss.
notalush (4588) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Despite the apparent heftiness of the base beer, the barrel (and original beer it contained) take over this beer quite a bit - quite a bit of vanilla and oak, a whiskey-ish quality - a startling amount of acidity - surprisingly dry, with a fair amount of toasty, dry chocolate on the tail end - a surprising, bright, almost citric fruitiness throughout that actually works pretty well - that acidity, though - a mixed bag.