HopTsing (399) - 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 (7123) - 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 (3475) - 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 (5600) - 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 (2920) - 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 (3100) - 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.
VonClausewitz (132) - Italy, ITALY - AUG 23, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
naso imponente, dominato dal Nelson Sauvin, con un esplosione di frutti tropicali, miele, biscotti....
Bocca equilibratissima tra il luppolo e il dolce dell’alcool.....
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - JUL 16, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Semplicemente divina! non tutti saranno daccordo ma con soli 2 ingredienti, malto e luppolo si fa una birra divina, particolare, molto molto complessa nell’aroma e nel sapore, bella da vedere e con un retrogusto molto forte e soprattutto molto persitente!
deyholla (5370) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Frank, thanks! Pours a cloudy amber peach with a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice combo of wood, pine and grass note with a sweet grain and caramel backing. Flavor is a combination of sweet grains, pine hops and barrel that work well together.
jstraw (1836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muddy amber with big, creamy, flotsam, off-white head / Curious nose of ham, wood (acasia?), orchard fruit, bread, and caramel / Elegant, medium body, acidic and lightly sour, with good balance and bitter finish / Stylish flavors of caramel, wood, resin, cooked apple, ham, and Swiss cheese / To be the dissenter, this is weird but good stuff for fans of the Belgian ales of Jolly Pumpkin or Fantome. Double IPA - I don’t think so.