douglas88 (5140) - 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.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - 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.
BOLTZ7555 (2600) - 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!
Rustyham (1685) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great strong sweet Arome of prunes, raisins and caramel. Flavor is much lighter, fizzy, pale flavor. Mouthfeel is light and mellow.
burg326 (2756) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at RBWG, poured an amber cor with aromas of sweet malts, oak, light vanilla, and a touch of oxidation. Flavors were malts and oak with some light sigar on the back end. Thanks to whoever brought this fine beer to the tasting.
edmajorjoe (80) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, long-lasting head that is thick, rich, and frothy. Amber/mahogany in color. Sweet, fruity aroma.
Bockyhorsey (2607) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ Tucson Gathering courtesy of Flaco Alto. Had a wet sawdust aroma Peanut gallery came up with mahogany colored body with beige head. Flavor of oak wooden barrels with some sweet fruits in the mix. Did have an alcohol burn on the palate. Thanks Sebastian.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle # 840 Shared by JCB! Thx Jason! Muddy brown pour with a fizzy beige head and spotty lace. Big bourbon and oak aroma. Loads of vanilla tannins dark fruit and alcohol. Dry finish
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Musty Nose & woody, maybe even a slight sweet hint as well...even a touch of strawberry...and the nose grows fruitier and frutier. Beer pours amber/brown with a full sheet of head atop. Thick mouthfeel. Bitterness nice and strong. I sense some licorice notes here as well amongst the other musty, plasticy stuff going on.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy red amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, wood, citrus, toast, dark fruits, and alcohol. Taste of more wood, vanilla, dry tannins, citrus fruit, melon, and a yeasty, somewhat alcoholic finish.