madmitch76 (18947) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2nd February 2013
Cloudy brown beer, very big cream coloured head. Palate is airy and mildly crisp. Fresh vanilla wood. medium sweet. Mild malt cream and minerals. Hops are very nice - lime and pine with lesser peach, apricot and other tropical fruits. Mild fresh hop sting and the hops are turn a little grassy. Finishes crispy. The abv is very well hidden in this sumptuous treat of an oak aged beer. Gorgeous.
Travlr (16791) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy dark golden color, small white head. Nice aroma of vanilla, white wine, summer fruit. Taste is sour and bitter vanilla and citris, with rising white bread dough. Nice.
bhensonb (12749) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Wine and Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours clear orange/amber with a slight beige head. Aroma is tropical fruit. Not strong tho. Med _ body. Flavor is woody, tropical and light stone fruits, toffee, and it coalesces into oaky astringency. Pretty tasty.
argo0 (12433) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle, thanks Travlr. Medium beige head. atop murky amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla, coconut, some mango. Taste is moderately sweet, vanilla, some Bourbon, oak. Medium-full body, light resin.
bu11zeye (12353) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy dark orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of mango, papaya, guava, pineapple, celery, and passion fruit. Flavor of pineapple, guava, mango, oak, vanilla, toffee, and almonds.
Ratman197 (11508) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a cloudy amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of oak, carmel, vanilla, almonds, light tropical fruit and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, oak, vanilla, toffee, almonds and light fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering oak finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10908) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is brown sugar, figs and dates with cookie and caramel malt. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters and a sweet. Full body and medium carbonation.
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brownish pour, very small head. Sampled at Odell during GABF week. Aroma is sweet and sticky with loads of barrel notes. And the flavor? Well its sweet and fruity but more than anything this is like chewing on a fresh barrel. Yeah, CHEWING on a barrel. Woody as hell. Some vanilla and brown sugar, but more barrel than most any beer I have ever tasted.
adnielsen (10145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Steve’s Foco. Thanks to Art for sharing. Murky darkish orange appearance with a white head. Tropical fruit, pineapple, fresh wood, vanilla, and coconut aroma. A little goopy, thick mouth feel. Pretty fruity, mango, pineapple, tannic, light white grape flavor. A touch sweet. Not all that boozy. Fine.
Dogbrick (9809) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle #00662. Pours a slightly murky copper color with a medium foamy off-white head that dissipates steadily. Sticky rings of lacing on the glass. Ripe fruit, oak and malt in the nose. Full-bodied with flavors of pitted fruits, roast malt and woody yeast. The finish is fruity with an oaky aftertaste. Decent overall.