RateBeer
overall
89
50
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(a blend of Series 1 & 2) ALE IMPRESSIONS: Dark amber color, rich caramel malt flavor with noticeable bitterness. Slightly sweet and roasty finish, with mild hop aroma. OAK IMPRESSIONS: Flavors of French and American oak imparting unique qualities present in series one and two. Impressions of vanilla, toasted coconut and almond. 11.0% abv. • individually boxed, foil labeled 22 oz bottle


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HighWine (940) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Tap flight at Bavarian Lodge. Toasted chestnut color with a khaki colored FILM for a head. It literally coats the glass. Pumpkin spice, jelly bean, and candy apple nose. Quite surprising aroma but very exotic and pleasing. Taste is pumpkin custard pie topped with agave nectar in a glass. I don’t like Southern Tier’s Pumking but this beer is delicious. Warning, it’s quite sweet but the battering hops do their job adequately. Definitely not a beer for after mowing your lawn, but Damn this is tasting good right now. Sweet, complex, and a pleasant surprise.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eachnotesecure (61) - Kentucky, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Was hesitant to try this due to lots of mediocre reviews. 22oz bomber shared with friends. Pours a redish brown and smells almost tart and fruity. Pretty intense taste, boozy, almost too boozy and I don’t get any oak at all. Still not bad, but not something I’d want again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thanks to Aaron! Hazy red pour with thin to no white head, aroma brought notes of big dark fruits, caramel, toffee, big cocoa powder, hints of slight biscuit. Taste is a mix of caramel, dark fruit,big toffee, sweet sugary notes, slight candi sugar, touch of pine, finishing fairly sweet. Better, but very sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle @ Armin’s house. Hazy reddish orange appearance with a small cream colored head. Dark fruity, light plastic, caramel, toffee, oaky aroma. Dark toffee, sugary caramel, light plastic, a bit oaky, toffee, light butterscotch, dark fruity flavor. Pretty strong but way easier to drink than cuvée two to me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jwr07 (113) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2012
Courtesy of roommate Ryan. Pours an attractive reddish amber color. Smells like sugar; it is going to be overly sweet. Uh oh. whoa. Waaay to sweet for my taste, incredibly sugary and malty. Finishes with some nice oak and pleasant malt, but this beer strikes me as totally unbalanced. Even if this beer was classified as a barleywine, it would still be too overbearingly cloying. Better luck next time ST.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2012
22 oz. bottle from Randall’s. It’s still on shelves there- not good. Pours a semi-hazed copper color with a small eggshell white head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, toast, dried berries, and resin. Some heat, too. Flavor of apples, dried berries, caramel, sugar, toast, butterscotch, and booze. Medium-full bodied, with a sweet, sticky mouthfeel and modest carbonation. A little too sweet and butterscotchy but not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle pours reddish brown nice head. Smells little oak booze caramel. Not a whole lot I liked taste wise with this too sweet. Forgettable

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2341) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Decent sized off-white head of fine and dense bubbles. BIG caramel and butterscotch aroma with lots of sweet malts, fresh bread, some alcoholic notes and just a hint of the oaky tartness. Color is a dark mahagony. Very sweet and silky smooth on the tongue. More caramel and butter and a decent bitterness late swallow that dries out the sweetness a bit. Noticable alcohol presence and warming. Way too much sweetness to really get anything from the oak aging. Reminds me of a butter rum life saver. Finishes sweet and oily. A pretty good brew in the series but not my favorite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2269) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
The aroma was less oaky then the first 2 but the flavour was very sweet and it was really quite nice, I dont see this being the first 2, maybe it was a fresher batch and the sweetness was there in the early goings for the first 2. But I liked the sweetness. Overall this one was quite drinkable. I would not recommend drinking any of these cuvees by ones self. Very strong stuff. Good offering

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBeerFanatic (802) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Pours medium amber with dark red hues with a light carbed head. Aromas of oak, candied cherry, toffee, molasses. Flavors of candied cherry, oak, alcohol, light bread, caramel, light coconut, and slight vanilla. Very sweet, alcohol highly noticeable, almost syrupy on palate. Tasty.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50