erickok (2839) - Tours, FRANCE - OCT 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fizzy at first but the head is tiny. Body is clear and copper. Grapes, light toasted, red apple, woody and leather. Alcoholic body, quite thin. Interesting but not great. (First of the 4 I tried.)
gnoff (7036) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
37.5 cl bottle thanks to rlgk. Sampled on October 28, 2011
Murky amber to brown color, off-white head. Fresh tropical fruit and alcohol, some yeast scent. Sweet, alcohol, a bit roasted dry malt taste. Very dry roasted malt and wood aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, fairly high bitterenss.
ekstedt (4934) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (375 ml), courtesy of rlgk. Murky amber, medium off-white head. Tropical fruit aroma with clear notes of alcohol, wood, and glue. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Dry with medium harsh bitterness.
rlgk (8508) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy golden/grey color, beige head. Oak aroma, vinous, fruity, hoppy,some apricot. Fruity flavor, alcohol, oak, some glue, tropical fruits. Dry finish.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of rlgk. Pours hazy amber with a creamy beuge head. Aroma is sourish, barrel, malty, fruity, bready, nutty. Flavor is sweet, fruity, bitter, peppery, alcohol, phenolic. Finishes dry bitter.
kermis (3730) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with friends. similar appearance to others in the series. Some caramel sweetness added.
ChainGangGuy (4233) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Revelation Cat Woodwork Series. Let’s line’m up and knock’m down. After getting a mouth full of reference beer, I jumped to American Oak, and now, onward to the French Oak.
Hmm. The American-born oak wood added some slight tannic astringency that carries to and past the finish, as well as a small, small hint of vanilla. Perhaps a bit more sweetness, but, then again, the base beer had a fair amount of sweetness to it anyway. Now, with the French oaked variety in glass, there’s really not much difference from the American oak which wasn’t particularly different from the base. C’est la vie! But there’s still the potentially game-changing acasia on deck.
deanso (4153) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle shared with friends.
Decent white head. Hazy blond/amber beer. A more neutral taste than the reference beer.
SSSteve (3557) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle at tasting. same appearance as the others in the series. this one had a hint of vanilla to it. i enjoyed it slightly more than the american oak. still needs a significant amount more oak infusion.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tasting on 8/20/11. deep orange pour with a 1-2 finger white head. aged hop nose with caramel - really lacking any oak. sweet malt mouthfeel with citrus notes - still no oak. semi-dry finish with light fruits - still no oak.