Fratto (2443) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from bu11zeye. Orange pour with a small white head. Aroma is cherry, almost smoke, wood, and light citrus. Taste is fruity, tart, a little vanilla, and peat.
teorn88 (1652) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy copper color with an off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is caramel malt, and resiny hops. Taste is hops, wood, malt and some barnyard-style flavors. Body is medium, well carbonated. Drinkability is good, the alcohol is well hidden. Overall, donít think itís a classical DIPA, it is really a sui generis beer.
Cavie (3548) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Slightly hazy orange color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is fairly light. Some fruity notes with a tiny dry wood aroma. Flavor is dry with bitter flavors and woody.
dyetube (1146) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a deep amber with a medium off white head. The aromas are wood, musk, yeast. The mouthfeel is watery and bitter with a medium body. Cheers!
bluejacket74 (1131) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a cloudy copper color with an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is caramel malt, toffee, wood (acasia), leather and earthy hops. I think the malty aromas are much stronger than the hoppy ones. However, the hops are more noticable in the taste. The brew tastes like earthy hops, wood, herbs, caramel malt and some tannins. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit coating and is well carbonated. Drinkability is good, the alcohol is well hidden which helps makes this easy to drink. I think itís a good overall brew. I should have bought the other Woodwork Series beers when I had the chance, maybe Iíll get lucky and come across them again one day.
Abio (1479) - Waasland, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light orange coloured. Medium till big white head. Donít hold long, a small head stays. Nice laces at the glas. Sticks good. Smell is fruity and hoppy. Spiced. Lots of oranges-citrus. Itís not bad... Very full flavour. Wood, spices, fruits and a nice moderated bitterness at the end with the hops. Not bad, even a bit special/weird. Starts pretty sweet, light sour to end at the light bitter-sourness.
dudebun (130) - GERMANY - OCT 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of caramel, bread, and some kind of spices. A little citrusy. Looks beautiful, with a small head, not so much carbonation, nice lacing as you drink it. Kinda thin on the palate, carbonated but a little on the lighter side. A little different, in a good way, but I wouldnít buy it again unless it was on sale.
On a side note: There oughta be a law that IPAs can only be sold in 37,5cl bottles. Perfect amount.
georgebrassin (176) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange with a large foamy head. Strong caramel aroma with bread, resin and citrus. Very light body (it says 0 plato on the wrap ?) with low carbonation. In mouth is bitter, wood and wild bacteria, caramel, malt. Very good 2IPA, interesting FG for that king of beer., but I still prefer beer with way more body :P
madsberg (9335) - SÝborg, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Orange coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma of fruits, alcohol, wood, caramel and vague spice. Flavour of fruits, light herbs, caramel, alcohol, light liqourice and herbs. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a light grapy and herbal bitterness with a touch of fruits. This concludes the woodwork series for me. They taste quite ok, but are not that impressive. All 4 is very much alike, and i would probably not go back to them.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A lasting, impressive off-white head of fine bubbles establishes itself atop the murky brownish orange liquid. Tropical fruits meet oak and earth in this rather complex, citrusy, grapey, litchi touched ale whose alcohol level is well contained for 11%. Dusty chocolate and tobacco grow from the dense malt bill all the while the profoundly aromatic Nelson Sauvin keep unrolling their fruitiness. Despite its impressive thickness for a beer who went into a barrel, it is dry all throughout and displays considerable tannins. Iím not very familiar with acasia, but the barrel character is green and reminds of tobacco, dead leaves and earth. Interesting and deep, but not something Iíd want to drink frequently, especially not at 13$/375 ml.