brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ River City. Amber in color with an off-white head. Caramel, toasted malt, and some dark fruit. Mild wood aroma, a hint of vanilla, and some roast. Sweet flavors of caramel and toast. Notes of dark fruit, wood, and roast. Maybe some chocolate and vanilla.
Westkyoto77 (404) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub. Aroma of malt and hops there, but seemed to be fighting instead of helping each other.
Dark amber-brown, with a low thin head. Sticky mouthfeel thin for something aged in oak.
Taste of molasses and plenty of hops, but there was definitely some unbalanced bitterness and tartness present. Was told it was one of the two most popular beers, but i felt it wasn't nearly as good as the even close to the cap city. To be honest got better as it opened up a little, but it wasn't as
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oRos (971) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at sacramento chilli cookoff. Pours amber with off white head.. taste was lots of red malt with a slight oak vanilla flavor.
thetmaxx (728) - West Sacramento, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On keg at Sacramento beer and chili fest. Aroma was roasty. Flavor had some sign of barrel/oak aging with a bit off vanilla. Flavor wasplain otherwise. Palate finished dry.
nearbeer (3374) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Copper with a lasting head. Caramel and grain on the nose, with a touch of toasty oak. Flavor is the same with a lingering bitter finish of oak. Medium body is balanced, lightly sticky and has medium carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (9001) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, fruity esters and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
baraciisch (1505) - USA - FEB 12, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma slightly oaky, brown in color... Flavor is caramel, toffee malts, with hints of oak, not terribly complex for a wood-aged beer... Kind of disappointing, but drinkable...
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampler @ Rivery City -
This one probably intrigued me the most before actually trying it. The description says it’s aged on oak, but after tasting the beer I did not get any oak character at all. I did get some light hop notes, but nothing that would scream an IPA at me. Some light iced tea notes, with some woody/earthy hops made this one kind of remind me of some kind of bitter/ESB. Decent.
dnstone (2092) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber-gold with white head. A middle of the road red ale, not much wood noticed.
marcus (5886) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at West Coast Brewfest 2011. Pours cloudy amber with a thin beige head and a toffee aroma. There is also a toffee flavor with a bit of carbonation and finishing bitterness.