BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one pours a murky crimson/chestnut color with a small eggshell head that left a bit of lacing. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, citrus, oak, and dark fruit. Flavor has notes of wood, vanilla, honey, buttermilk biscuit, plum, raisin, and bourbon. Just a touch of alcohol still noticeable. Holding up nicely!
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø’s
Cloudy amber-brown color; generous head. It has a very nice aroma from the vanilla oak, with malt too, beans, walnuts. Sweet flavor, malt and caramel, with the expected oak presence, and a light sourness; good bitterness level. A bit too much, but very good.
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during AZRBWG courtesy of BOLTZ7555. Pour is deep hazy amber with a beige head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, butterscotch, oak, apple, pear, and light herbal notes. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of toasted coconut and vanilla. Seems to be holding up fairly well.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sampled during the 2011 RBWG weekend Thanks to whoever brought this, pours hazy orange with a thin white head. Aroma is orange marmalaid, wood, toast. Flavor is caramel malts, sweet cooked oranges, oak, thin vanilla.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBWG 2011 Grand Tasting. Pours hazy tawny, thin tan head, ropey lacing. Nose is smoked honey, butterscotch, spicy fruit, cognac, apple butter. Flavours of brandy, apple butter, oak. Very tasty brew.
Sledutah (4658) - Utah, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by boltz7555 at RBWG 2011, thanks
Appearance: Slightly hazy amber with a small beige head and some light lacing
Aroma: Sweet caramel candy, herbal and oak
Taste: Caramel, ripe fruits, woody and oak
douglas88 (5925) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to the RBWG crew. Pours a cloudy copper color with a beige head. A smooth dusty caramel nose, some herbal notes and oak. A smooth, somewhat hot flavor of oak, caramel, dusty dry malts, light sweet fruit. Very nice.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(sampled at RBWG). Pours a hazy caramel color with off-white head. Aroma has a hard candy aspect with an herbal (spearmint?) note. Taste had a nice sweet malt balkbone. Medium bodied and slick texture. For me, the herbal component was distracting.
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty woody vanilla and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish woody vanilla finish with dark fruit hints.
Theis (13360) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear red/brown - white head. Bourbon, wooden, vanilla, coconut, high wooden, sweetness, berries, fruity, peppery, dried fruits, ryebread, nice malty. A lot of american oak.