Lowe1983 (1304) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of oak, caramel malts, and some toffee. Flavor is very oaky with caramel and toffee notes at first. Finishes a little bitter with some warming. A little more oak then the first series, a little on the verge of being too much.
thornecb (3974) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep mahogany into a trappist glass. Head quickly recedes to nothing. Oak aromas. Sweet dark caramel, vanilla, oak and bourbon from front to back. Lasting oaky alcohol burn.
paleale80 (7) - Lansdowne, Alabama, USA - MAR 1, 2009 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I LOVED this beer !! One of the best beers I’ve had in a while.I had it on draft and there was not much head when it came to the table but the color was beautiful. NIce solid brown with ruby shining through as well. The oak shines through in the flavor but not overly so. There are also notes of caramel and tobacco as others have said. The alcohol was present for sure but without any harsh bite or lingering effects. Very well done !!
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. Bottle: Faint aroma of oak and caramel. Poured deep amber/copper in color with a small to medium-sized, dense, beige head that lasted throughout. Slightly hazy. Not sparkling. Very good lacing. Lightly sweet flavor. Tastes of wood, alcohol, caramel, slight tobacco, tar, and oak. Medium body. Lightly dry, lightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Wood, oak, and alcohol finish. Like on an old ale. 11%ABV very well hidden.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tons of vanilla wood influence: coconut for miles and miles. Flavor is like drinking a caramel macaroon.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2009 Wow first rate! Thanks to Nate for sharing this one! Slightly hazy copper pour with a fizzy off white head, and no lace to speak of. Nutty caramel aroma. Creamy coconut milk, caramel & tobacco upfront with an in your face dry oak finish, Better then the first installment