mcberko (12863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
22 oz. bottle, courtesy of manuchampions (thanks Jon), split 3 ways, pours a hazy dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma of syrup, caramel, candied sugar, oak, and sort of a cough syrupy and medicinal quality. Flavour is cloyingly sweet, with candied apple, caramel, cough syrup and medicinal qualities. Way too cloyingly sweet. Diabetes in a bottle. Gross, really.
b79turner (250) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into a small tulip glass. Pours a deep amber color with no head. Slight lacing around the glass. Nose is very complex with vanilla, oak, nutty scents. Taste is same with a lot more sweetness. A little bitter hoppiness shows up as well. Overall a little too sweet, really messes with the overall beer. I enjoyed this one, although not my favorite barrel aged brew.
50belair (3263) - Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at WOB. This is terrible. Clear amber pour with a faint white head. WAY to freakin’ sweet with apple brandy, fake high fructose fruits, and overly sweet caramel flavors. I can’t get one more sip down.....
thirdeye11 (5975) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) clear rich copper, ring of few bubbles. Nose of caramel, vanilla, bourbon, ginger, rich. Taste of spicy ginger, alc, vanilla, anise, oxidized but nice.
italianjohn (2805) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale deep amber pour thin off white head very thin .... aroma is of caramel malts and some vanilla ..... taste is real sweet and of coconut, oaky, chewy caramel, chocolate and vanilla .... kind of like a mounds bar in a beer with a bitter hop and roasted malty finish ... too sweet little warming in the dry finish ... decent dessert beer
Cuso (7433) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, courtesy of coldbrewky, many thanks. Dark amber color with small beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, molasses, woody notes. Taste, sweet with honey, molasses, dark fruit hints, burned sugar, notes of vanilla. Sweet finish, no bitter hops. Strong brandy like finish with hints of wood. It reminds me more to barley wine, but OK. Little bit sweet for me, not for everyday drinking, but it’s drinkable.
coldbrewky (1666) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Beer World. Ahh...Southern Tier doesn’t let you down. Dark ruby in the glass with rolling shiny tan head that slowly settles. Nose of dark fruit and wet wood. I know this wood smell all too well since Irene passed through and knocked trees down all over the place. Candi sugar and earthy basement tones intertwine. The only hops I can define are the ones in my basement drying. Twangy malt that certainly helped me sleep off the aches and pains of three days of chainsawing.
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve been a huge fan of the Oak Aged Cuvees from Southern Tier. Glad I finally got to try the #3. Bourbon color. Smells like butterscotch, butterscotch and caramel popcorn. Candy. And plenty of sweet vanilla oaky goodness. Very oak driven. Very yummy but over the top and probably flawed but who cares. I like it though it may be one dimensional.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a deep mahogany color with a very thing light tan head. Nose is of oak, vanilla and many different caramel like malts. Taste is very mild, yet somewhat sweet.
alexsdad06 (8430) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by. Pours deep amber in color with a thin off white film. The aroma is sweet malty, caramel, oak, vanilla with a hint of herbal hops. The flavor has sweet caramel, vanilla, oak, herbal, with a touch of fruit. This one is a bit syrupy and has me wondering if more time would help. I think this is the best of the three versions.