JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml from . . . I think my Ft. Collins pusher? At any rate, these Woodcuts are starting to see diminishing returns, as there’s not a whole bunch of variation even with the changing styles. Perhaps that’s because the strong, sharp, nearly mentholated oak quality in these brews has tended to be overpowering. Here we have a handsome amber pour with a thick head and sticky lacing. But the massive boozy nose tends to crowd out any subtlety. Body is medium, palate is slick and a bit hot. The taste is better and more complex than the nose would suggest. After an initial wallop of intense young wood, there’s a decent imperialized lager cum wheatwine lurking in there.
Headbanger (3255) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle corked and caged #2791 5/10 (Courtesy of RSRIZZO)-48° in Lager Glass-Pours a slightly hazy orangish copper with a small tight off white head. Aroma of oak, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, and vanilla. Taste of oak, vanilla, caramel, toffee, ginger, and dark fruits. This full bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty. Nice job.
onceblind (3966) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy orangish-copper with a small yet lingering tan head. Aroma is incredibly complex. I got apricots, raisins, oak, cinnamon/nutmeg, a touch of bourbon and vanilla. Creamy and smooth mouthfeel, entirely pleasant to drink with it’s lingering pleasantly sweet aftertaste. Taste is complex and difficult for me to figure out - vanilla, nutmeg, lots of oak, darks fruits, almonds, toffee, with the sweet gentle bourbon finish on the back, leaving a nice sweet but warm palate. Bitter enough to balance but hidden enough to let the complex malt profile shine through.
jakenunes (7) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle # 4433 Date May 2010
Aroma: Caramel, vanilla, big wood
Appearance: Unfiltered, dark amber, little head or lacing
Flavor: Complex, caramel, vanilla, amaretto, a little golden raisin, and alcohol
Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, viscous
Overall: This beer is magically delicious. I wish it had a little more carbonation, otherwise...awesome!
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle from Coaltrain. Bottled 5/2010. Bottle# 2980. Sampled 10/11/10). Clear amber color. Medium off white head. Moderate oak aroma, with light vanilla. Flavor of the same, with light sweet malt. Avg duration. Moderate alcohol finish. Thin texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
Beersiveknown (2791) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Free sample @Cask pub, Pimlico
Fairly sweet, nothing spectacular. Dark brown. Little wood character.
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours to a really carbonated dark chestnut colored body with a thin white head. The aroma is very malty and has some noticeable sherry. Very malty flavors for a Pils. The palate is medium full bodied and nicely textured.
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Jeff for opening the bottle! Poured medium orange with a loose cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up warm darker fruits & apricot with dry woody character accenting.. didn’t smell too lively or welcoming, but no real flaws noted. The flavor found warm caramel, molasses, and darker fruit at the core, with tangy oak around.. prickly carbonation and dry woodiness around.. the barrel stood out toward the back, and was fairly enjoyable. Heavy-bodied with a prickly & grainy feel through the palate.. just OK feel and flow.. aiight brew.
AmEricanbrew (5673) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color with a ring of ivory foam. Fresh cut wood chips, evergreen mint, cinnamon, vanilla aromas. Medium bodied with soft co2. Sweet caramel, oak, pine sap, honey, black pepper flavors--
arminjewell (6104) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour, Aaron with the hookup again. Pour is oddly dark reddish with eggshell white head, aroma has notes of lemon, bread, caramel, some oak, toffee, slight spice and earth qualities as well. Taste is some nice caramel, toffee, lemon, bready biscuit, some grass and earth, some nice sweet pils malt in there as well, with a touch of booze, some spice at the end, with a nice balanced finish. Really nice and complex.