timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Smells mild of caramel, smoke, some hops and slight chocolate. Great looking beer - very dark brown with a cream colored head, good lacing and retention. Tastes very interesting - very smoky. Rich toffee/caramel, bitter chocolate. Chewy feel that lingers. Very interesting beer, glad I tried it
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jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Jerryís. Dark caramel with creamy tan head / Potent, but not overblown nose of smoked cedar dominating what seems to be good fruit / Medium body, a touch watery, but otherwise good balance and fair, bitter finish / Big smoke, salami, and cedar flavor dominate notes of caramel and citrus / Not bad, but clumsy, out of balance. (Note that my review differs from the previous. Seems that they changed the recipe. This one is pretty much a rauchbier.)
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Dark brown with a small beige ring. Some interesting fruit in the aroma. Berries. Fruot is tasted, too but so much more. Connamon, rich malts, coffee (?), just a bit of mint. Chocolate now. Good and interesting through a gew changes. And this was only a few ounces. Yes!
jandd1983 (2085) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a very reddish/brown color with a white head. The aroma was of citrus, some grapefruit with a hint of cedar. The taste was lots of citrus hops and cedar. A very good Amber Ale.
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewpub. This is indeed a red ale, maybe a bit of amber. The brew drinks with a very even keel, without as much distinction as the others Perennialís Iíve enjoyed. I canít discern any cedar or woodiness here. Instead, itís a standard caramel malt base, with a bit of a metallic finish. (#4500, 2/25/2012)
beernbourbon (1264) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Pour is a very murky pond-water brown with a small white head. Aroma is awesome. Huge amounts of citrusy, grapefruity hops balanced by a very crisp and notable cedar aroma. Also a touch of biscuit malt in the background. Flavor is also loaded with citrus hops and notes of cedar. Smells and tastes like I left a pomelo in my humidor. Very well balanced though. Some other cedar aged beers I have had are way too heavy on the cedar for my liking, but this one is great. A great beer.
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a very hazy, dull, muddy wood color with a finger of off-white head that settles quickly into a film but leaves big lace. Aroma of cedar, citrusy hops, caramel malts, nuts, resin, and a lot of leaves. Flavor of leafy hops, citrus rind, caramel malts, and a whole lot of cedar. Medium-bodied, with a leafy, woodsy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice amber ale. Love the cedar.