wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled on 4/14/2009 #2067
Tasted in summer 2012 with the Nashville crew. Pours cloudy, bright orange with an average white head that leaves average lace. The nose is sweet caramel, maple, vanilla, candied orange peel, and some aged hops aroma. The flavor is the same, focused on the sweet malt and barrel treatment, with some coconut added. The body is medium with light carbonation and a long sweet caramel, maple, vanilla, and coconut finish.
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle, this is a surprise. I thought that this would be an oxidized mess. The aroma is sweet, toffee, soft hops character, prune, sweet fruity alcohol. The flavor is sweet malts, fruity alcohol, raisin, toffee, earthy, fruity hops. I am impressed with how well this bottle has held up.
Kevin (2037) - Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
more from the cellar. fuck, i know i have notes on this from years ago. i even recall cursing the cost of these bottles...anyway...dark orange hued amber body with minimal head. smells of booze and pears. flavor is well...shockingly sweet....lots of vanilla...lot of "oakeyness(sp)" christwagons this is thick. one of the definitions of vinous fuckers. very hot, even after all this time. really thick, and not a whole lot of pleasant flavors blended together. hate to say this, but if this needs more time at this point than this is just not a good beer.
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a pretty solid, very complex ale. Golden, crisp, lots of dark fruits, grassy hops, earthiness, and some port.
alexsdad06 (4535) - Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared at a tasting. Pours a clear dark golden amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor had a nice caramel malt, vanilla, oak, light citrus with the tannins coming in at the finish. Very smooth and easy to drink with the abv not being much of an issue. I have mostly enjoyed this entire line of beers.
brokephibroke (274) - Mead, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 3950, aged 3.5 years. You can’t have your cake and eat it too, no? Nowhere near the "pop" as no. 1. Deep copper pour with a flimsy tan head. Not much carbonation at all. Candy and malt dominate the nose and mouth, oaky feel about this ale. Finishes sweet and warming.
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The sweetest and most oak character of the woodcut series to me. Opens with no pop, very little carbonation and no head. plenty of barrel here, slight brown sugar & raisin, tannins with a bit of a syrupy mouthfeel. Some vanilla but not as strong as other in the series.
brokensail (9940) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is a light amber color with a finger of off-white, almost khaki, head. As with all the Woodcut series, a very heavy oak aroma. Lots of sweet caramel malt and golden raisin fruitiness. There’s a hint of vanilla, some apple, and a touch of citrus. The flavor is on the sweet side with caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and vanilla. A pleasant fruitiness of raisin, pears, and apples. Light citrus peel and quite a strong dose of oak.
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
7th July 2010
Hazy amber beer, not much of a head. Soft silky palate, low carbonation. Smooth semi sweet vanilla oak gives way to creamy fruits - with orange leading the pack. Finishes soft and creamy. Drinks well below 11.0%! Lovely!
fletchfighters (1010) - AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange copper color. Lots of vanilla, oak, lychee, and carmel in the nose.
Taste follows nose. Just like a lighter barleywine. One the sweet side.
strength is palate. Lots of oak and vanilla. Quite coating but quite oak dry finish. Low carbonation and in and out of mid to heavy body.
Good stuff. Slow sipper but good stuff