Dogbrick (7054) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample of 2006-2011 vintages at the Blarney Wine tasting on 03/16/2013: Reviewing the 2009 which was my favorite of the bunch. Murky brownish-amber color with a medium light beige head that dissipates steadily. Rings of lacing. The aroma is oaky with malt and vanilla notes. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, oak, vanilla and raisins. The finish is sweet with an oaky vanilla aftertaste. Good beer all around.
DocLock (7415) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Craft Beer Share. Poured translucent coppery, the color of single malt bourbon, with similar nose. A lot of oak, caramel, fuselly head, mild fruit, honey in the nose. Tasted complex, hot, oaky, with flavors of oaky caramel malt, some mid-palate oaky honey sweetness to match the alcohol burn, and more oak and heat in the finish. This one kicks the doors off the beer/spirit boundary.
MaBeer1972 (1241) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 Vintage bottle from Muckey’s. Pours out a deep opaque amber with an thin tan lace. Fine bubby carbonation though. Aroma of sweet oak. Flavor is earthy and oaky. Very smooth with notes of sweet prune and raisins. Some herbal vanilla on the backside, but a bit too sweet on the finish.
Karstenborg (124) - DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown with a small tan head. The aroma was dark fruits and oak. It was smooth with a medium body.
Plovmand (6118) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy very deep reddish amber with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma is oak, toasted caramel, ripe fruit, sweet malt and some biscuits. The flavour is rather sweet. Notes of malt, Dark ripe berries, loads of oak, light tobacco and I also catch cedar tree in the finish. Quite sweet overall but still a treat.
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Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 750 ml bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a hazy orangish brown with a decent tan head. The nose has lot of caramel and dried fruit notes. The alcohol is a little obvious on the palate with decent notes of oak, caramel, dried fruit, and vanilla. A little hot on the finish.
mcrae19 (59) - - FEB 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2007. 1 pt., 9.4 oz. bottle. Served in a snifter. Pours a rich caramel color with no head. Caramel in the nose. Hints of oak and vanilla in the taste. Boozy but incredibly smooth. The six years that have passed since this beer was bottled have treated it well. Here’s to hoping that the more recent bottlings age similarly!
jcnielsen (1634) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Schlafly Taproom. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Malty, bourbon, boozy, oak, caramel flavors. Strong beer.
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 vintage. Pours reddish brown with a small tan head, no real lacing. The aroma was dark fruits and oak. The taste followed with a pretty good fruity/earthy mix. No noticeable alcohol taste. It started off somewhat sweet with a slightly bitter finish. It was smooth with a medium body.
tcane7 (1505) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Found this dusty 2008 at a store on Long Island. Opened on New Years Eve with Ray and Chris. Murky brown pour with thin tan head. Sweet honey nose with some oak. Taste of vanilla, bourbon, honey, oak. Pleasantly surprised by this.