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RATINGS: 413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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This beer is aged on new Missouri oak. The wood has a medium toast, which helps to caramelize the sugars in the oak and adds a nutty character to the beer as it soaks into the wood. Leave the corkscrew in the kitchen drawer and pop open a beer that will reward you with more flavors than most wines can dream of.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Bottle sampled on 5/8/07: Clear copper orange with a nicely-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet caramel malt with a touch of oaky wood and oranges. Body starts fairly full and toasty pale malty sweet with a slightly drier finish that hides the abv well. Has lots of fresh oaky flavor and some light fruity notes. A pretty nice barrel-aged barleywine.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 17, 2007
2006 Bottle from Beerdrenched; been in the cellar for about a year! Aging well! Nose of caramel and plums (not very strong); Rusty colored with a big glass-lacing beige head; Flavor of oak, bourbony alcohol, and dark fruit; finish shows off the oak and some alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2007
At C-U Beer Club. Dark orange/copper with a fleeting fizzy head. Aroma of campfire, vanilla, dried cherries, molasses, hot toddy. Slight syrupy texture and medium to full bodied. The sweetness in the flavor was made less intense by the alcohol and wood. Not a bad drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3121) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2007
On tap at Rich O’s Publick House when I stopped on the way to Dark Lord Day. I assume this was left over from Gravity Head. Very clear dark amber body with a fleeting off-white head. The aroma is lightly sweet and begs for more complexity. The flavor follows the aroma and adds some oak.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Sample at Indiana Microbrewers Festival from a bottle - Aroma of hoppy caramel, oak and leather. Pours transparent brown with a small head. Flavor is woody, caramel, vanilla and a touch of earthy hops. Palate is smooth and sticky with the alcohol hidden well. A nice BW.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Bottle. Poured a slightly cloudy copper color with a medium off-white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is faint but has a wood and malty scent. Flavor is malty with a definite wood flavor to it. Finish is caramel with a definite alcohol taste. One of the better Schlafly offerings, although maybe not worth the price.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2336) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Dark amber, moderate head with solid lacing and retention. Aroma is wood, caramel, vanilla, light hops. Medium to heavy body with a fairly sweet finish. Alcohol hidden well. Enjoyable but not big/complex enough to make me go whoa.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
railcat1 (685) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Bottle at DLD.This was a very good oak aged BW and i was very lucky and happy i got to try.This had a copper tone to it and a very malty and sweet taste to it.The abv.was very present and the oak taste was there.CHEERS to the person who gave me a glass at the party.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2007
Rating 1046, special thanks to Beerdrenched for bringing this to the Chicago gathering in Champaign. Clear copper brown with a thin white medium lasting head that goes to a rim. Nose is mostly bourbon and vanilla. Just a bit of toasted malts. Taste initally has lots of alcohol but is crisp with lots of sugar and more malts. Caramel. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2007
(750 ml bottle, 2006 vintage) medium amber, generous white head that settle fairly quickly, some lace. Aroma is malt, caramel and whisky. Flavor is oak, caramel malt (slightly sweet) with noticeable alcohol in the finish.


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