wedgie9 (2633) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled on 8/15/2008 #1854
Tasted in summer 2012 with the Nashville crew. Pours cloudy crimson/orange with an average beige head that leaves even lacing. The nose is more caramel and maple than anything else with vanilla and some cinnamon spice. The flavor is very complex with caramel, maple, cinnamon, prune, vanilla, cola, and some toasty bitterness. The body is medium with average, very smooth carbonation and a long cola, vanilla, cinnamon, and maple finish.
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared by Boltz7555 at RBWG 2011 from notes. Pours a dark amber brown with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, big oak character, vanilla, dark fruits, golden raisins, some spice, warming with a hint of booze, always happy to try this series of beers.
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a cloudy amber with medium beige head. The aroma is caramel, vanilla, oak. Medium mouth with nice caramel, toffee, figs, light booze, very good.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Bottle from BOLTZ. Pours a hazy amber with thin head. The nose is very oaky, with honey and peppery spice. The taste is malt, spice, vanilla from the barrels and booze. Medium bodied. OK beer.
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Scott. Thanks man! Pour is hazy orange with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Orange peel, caramel, oak, fruity, light lemon, and grass in the aroma. Taste is rich toffee, caramel, brown sugar, bread, grassy, and tangy with a light alcoholic burn on the backed. Light body with medium carbonation. Really cool stuff and has held up well.
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Stephen’s house. Thanks doodler! Pours a dark reddish appearance with a tan head. Vanilla, coconut, orange citrus, caramel aroma. Quite a bit of oak in the flavor. Lots of vanilla, grainy wood flavors. Light citrus and caramel. Not all that oxidized. Plenty of oak.
arminjewell (9256) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 750 ml botte, thanks Scott! Hazy orange red with off white head, aroma is dough, grass, dark berry, hints of grain, caramel, hints of grain. Taste is a mix of nice grass, grain, hints of yeast, bread, hints of grain, finishing bitter, dry.
RobertDale (5441) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. at a bottle share. Pours reddish brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and vanilla. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, vanilla, dark fruit, and wood. Holding up well.
markwise (5187) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle generously shared at RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy brown with an off-white head. Nose is big malt, some light brandy, some oxidation, wood, brown sugar, and light vanilla. Flavor astounds for an older BA beer, it’s still maintained a fair amount of goodness: big malt, some fruit, some oak, some vanilla, and hints of brown sugar. Medium in body and still very nice.
SpringsLicker (3456) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Grand Tasting RBWG.
Clear brown body with an off-white head.
Rich aroma brown sugar and dark fruits.
Sweet, very low hop bitterness.
Smooth sweet sipper.