adnielsen (9134) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ the rake dungeon, big thanks to pepsiedcan and the state of Iowa for the cred boost. Pours a touch hazy, ruby red/orange appearance with a thin light brown head. Heavy whiskey and booze in the nose. Lots of grainy wood, tannins, vanilla, and oak to go along with some caramel and grassy hops. A little twangy. Pretty high booze. The flavor is also pretty overwhelmed by the barrel character. Lots of vanilla and oak. Kind of thin. Moderately high sweetness and moderate bitterness. Warm finish. Ehhh.
BVery (6427) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from MGM in Burnsville. Orange amber pour. Really nice aroma of whiskey and wood. Smooth woody taste. Awesome at $3.99 / bomber!
beersighted (105) - - JUN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a sweet, red ale aged in Templeton Rye barrels. My aversion to red ales is obliterated when the nasty nickel flavors are masked by rye whiskey.
jmohno (1078) - Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red light head. Some lace. Wisky aroma, sweet caramel malts, a little barleywine ish but not hoppy. Some stale or oxidized malt aroma. Wisky in taste, some dry woodiness, sweet malts but overpowerd by a dry kind of tartness, alcohol notes. Its kinda like a shot of wisky in an amber. Im not a wisky drinker but it ultimately reminds me of my Grampas basement when I was a kid an sneaking around in his liquor bar and smelling all the bottles he had. Good amber and barrel age forward if you like that. Not getting any Belgian funkiness like the rest of their beers so this must have a neutral strain of yeast. Not getting much vanilla though which I was looking forward to ,just caramel malts.
TheHOFF43 (1752) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large format bottle. Pours a dark red with quickly disappating head. Aroma is whiskey, vanilla and wood. Taste is similar, dry and woody. Pretty solid, sweet caramel comes in late.
Shaunmaloney (29) - Kasson, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber at binkies. If you like rye whiskey, this is your beer. I am a fan of this but not for everyone. Templeton lingers, thankfully. Great combo, will check in with these guys more often. Cheers!
heemer77 (5102) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Up Down in Des Moines. Deep reddish brown hued beer. It was $7 for a small glass. Boozy woody nose with notes of caramel. The tastes was tons of Templeton and old wood. There is some note of something like mineral oil throughout each drink. Meh, one of Peace Tree’s weaker efforts. Nothing to balance out the barrel aging, the beer is just lost.
Westchesterco (962) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Taken from notes:
On draft at blue moon brewpub in Omaha Nebraska. It is a cloudy amber color with a slight head. The aroma is Bourbon smell and the taste is strong Bourbon flavor with slight raspberry notes
Iphonephan (3303) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Crescent Moon Alehouse in Omaha. Pours a cloudy amber with a thin off white head. Whisks nose. Flavors of whiskey, vanilla and oak. Medium bodied. Creamy mouthfeel. Bitter finish.
UDBeernut (1732) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
first iowa tick courtesy of pepsican. pours red, thin cream colored head. nose of whiskey, pitted fruit. taste follows, whiskey lingers. also slight sour of finish. medium body.