SpongeRuiner (770) - Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Michigan Fall Beer Fest. Haven’t had the regular but this was pretty good. It seemed pretty strong but it worked out in the flavor.
tectactoe (2180) - Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2013 Tap: deep brown color, murky & nearly opaque with a sickly, gray-tinted layer of film that is gone before I can finish my sample. The aroma is similar to regular Woodmaster - very nutty, full of some light cocoa, brown sugar, & toast, only this time, there’s a good inkling of vanilla, bourbon & oak. I also don’t pick up the big rubbing alcohol aroma I get in the regular Woodmaster. Taste is huge & thick, full of smooth bourbon, wood & nuts, toasty caramel, light brown sugar, & some finishing vanilla. Again, no more rubbing alcohol. Huge improvement over the base beer in my opinion. This stuff is yummy.
Pailhead (5036) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap: The aroma consists of maple, pecans, bourbon, and vanilla. It’s a dark orangish-brown with a small off-white head. The flavor starts with caramel, toffee, and maple. The finish has moderate pecan pie, light bourbon, and vanilla. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, if you like pecan pie, you’ll like this beer.