rdixon77 (409) - Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks drowland for the share. Great Unchristmas beer. Copper color. Aroma of fruit, caramel, oak, sugar, red wine. Taste was also complex with stronger sweet caramel and molasses, cinnamon, booze and a touch of sour. Crisp mouthfeel.
Terminus (3087) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at cuginos floorisant MO jan 2014
Pours almost black with a fizzy tan head and sparse lacing. Nose is woody oaky slightly salty metallic chocolate nibs. Flavors are choclate woody slightly salty coca. Hmm. Body seems thin yet hides the abv very well. No heat whatsoever. Finish is long woody chocolate and caramel. Like a wood aged tootsie roll or something. Finish is actually very dry was not expecting that at all. The wood really shines on the finish. Solid but I prefer Prairies belgian offerings.
wlajwl (3483) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is dark fruit, barrel aging/fruit, raspberries, malts and a good hint of tartness. The flavor is raspberries, malts, mild/medium sweetness, dark fruit and an acidic and a warming alcoholic finish.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/12/13. 500mL bottle from John’s. Thanks, pepsican. Amber pour with a small khaki head. Nice aroma, seems barrel aged as opposed to oak, sweet booziness, vanilla, nice sweetness, a touch of funk and tartness. Nice flavor as well, lightly sweet, oak, vanilla, touches of roast, light funk and tartness.
Experiment_Ale (439) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Tyler’s. pours black with thin grey head. Aroma is air light roasted malt,
brokensail (9852) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Taps Petaluma. Nice brown pour with a light haze and a tall khaki head. Lots of wood, toast, toffee, and nuts on the nose. Light sourness, some chocolate, red wine, and lots of dark fruits. Notes of caramel, brown sugar, and vanilla, too. Crazy. Flavor is kind of all over the place as well. Nice malty sweetness but also that slight tartness. Quite vinous with a big red wine character. Sweet toffee, brown sugar, caramel, and dark fruit. Notes of chocolate, plenty of drying oak, and some toasted nuts. Pretty enjoyable, but certainly not my favorite Prairie beer.
bytemesis (2433) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy deep chestnut ruby, quite beautiful. Medium tan creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma is spicy, cinnamon, orange zest, molasses, toffee, allspice. Flavor is medium sweet, light zesty bitter, dark sugars and fruits taking a backseat to the spices. Some light woody tannins and vanilla notes as well. Light astringency, perhaps a bit tart on the finish. Gets more spicy and less balanced as it breathes and warms.
maus10 (40) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle, head fizzle quickly. Smells of alcohol and oak and funk and dark chocolate. Taste is very rustic and oaky with a tart funk, almost like tasting leather, and a sweetness reminiscent of burnt caramel ever so slightly. Very interesting beer!
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SmokeyDaBear (150) - - JAN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. Smells extremely weird with oaky hints. Bitter to taste.
Phatdog1 (169) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wax topped bottle in trade, with thanks to soonerchamps. Poured a murky brown with a small beige head. Initial aroma of yeasty bread with some molasses, then lots of wood and booze. Flavor of tart dark fruit, a bit of sour. Oak very present, slight boozy finish. As it warmed up, it evolved to a buttery finish. I wonder if time would help this, it tasted a bit green to me. Odd little brew.