tyler_durden (116) - ITALY - JAN 26, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great beer. It pours golden clear with a good head on top. Acasia wood make the beer sweet like acasia honey but there is also a good bitterness that balances everything very well.
obguthr (3917) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Obligatory peanut hull and overripe orange that appears to typify the series, to me anyway. This time it features brown sugar. Chunky amber, mediym head. Astringent Orange peel. Less woody character.
tia (939) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RG 19. Bottle. Light brown with foamy cream head and light lacing. Smells like cotton candy and caramel and grapes. Tastes sweet with a light bitterness. Light bitter finish, warm.
Butters (3789) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering 19. Damn! another one that is just so similar. Has more of a ’green wood’ character, but not as spicy as the american. This one is more foresty than the others. But overall, none of the woods really stand out. All i’m seeing is that the base beer holds up pretty well. Still, very glad that these guys tried this out.
HopTsing (427) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle poured a light brown brew with a white head. Malty aroma. Full bodied with a dry malty flavor with a hint of pepper.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by maniac at the 19th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a clear amber color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of berries, toffee, herbal hops. The taste is tart fruits, vanilla, caramel, herbal hops. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
travita (4053) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is golden in color, clear, and a thin white head. the smell is hops, wood, alcohol, and fruits. The taste is hops, fruits, more alcohol, and wood.
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank next to the American Oak version, Duvel snifters: This one poured pretty clean with a nice amber hue and lasting head. Good marizpan, mango and lemony hop esters, caramel and toffee along with extreme tannins and nicely floral qualities. The taste is somewhat sweet barley wine-ish with a herbal and light fruit undertone. Lots of wood and tannin as well. The booze has mellowed. The mouth feel is slightly sticky and syrupy. This is an okay brew but the base beer lacks complexity to show the unique qualities of the wood. Standard over the top Italian strong ale.
Vaiz (3393) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. One of the most interesting wood agings of the series. Gives a more hazelnut spicy note to the base. The best in my opinion.
dEnk (3834) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ cellar cleaning. Aroma is malty bready wood, molasses, round. Flavour is wood, quite spicy, strong oaky bitterness, boozy wood. Old bottle, but still a nice beer.