mnmike (942) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle pour. I really like the oak aged variation to this quality ipa - the palate improvements were the most noticeable to me
dfearnley (568) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
650mL bottle to flute
Strong alcohol aroma with blood orange, wood, bourbon, bubble gum, currants. Ever so slightly hazy orangey red with a thin white long lasting ring. Taste is sweet initially and both sweet and bitter late. Full bodied, silky and very oily. It coats the tongue for a long lasting flavour. Then if you wait longer, a slight alcohol burn begins. This beer is wonderfully complex and is what I've come to expect from ST.
Ferris (1267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Sweet oak is prominent although bourbon is not mentioned it is there. Tastes like it smells with only the slightest bitterness. Oak, burnt char and smooth. A great beer that aspires to a whiskey.
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BeerIamBlog (20) - - JAN 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I REALLY like this beer. I wasn't sure because all the barrel aged stuff I've had have been darker beers, but as an IPA this is really nice and smooth.
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crajun (822) - , Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2013 bomber to glass. rec’d in trade from ? not much aroma - malt, toffee, slight alcohol. nice looking slightly hazy amber pout with lacing. I like the taste but This one accidentally aged for several months - probably a little too sweet and I had verrrry little hops. plenty of malt sweetness and toffee in taste.
manuchampions (1219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange red with a small white head that vanishes to a ring quickly. Aroma is sweet, oaky, vanilla, dried fruits and hops with notes of alcohol.. Taste is bitter, caramel, dried fruits, oak, vanilla with notes of alcohol. Hoppy, oaky and warming alcoholic finish. Decent but not as much a favorite as the unoaked version.
Iphonephan (2231) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear copper with a thick off white head. Buttery oak nose. Smooth oak infused hops. Perfectly balanced. A superb DIPA.
fauxpunker (76) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2012 Bottle. Full, heavy mouth feel. Rather sweet. Seemed almost port-ish. Bitterness is in there, but hop flavor was muted. Alcohol lets you know it’s there.
robzawojski (8) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice amber brown color. Hazy in appearance. Head is frothy and abundant. A nice balance of sweet and bitter with a very pleasant long finish. Medium body with an almost creamy texture.
bigirishphan (99) - Peoria Heights, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden color with awesome lacing from a small white head. Oak on the nose with a tad of hops. Liked the sweetness and oakiness. The taste lingered a bit.good brew with some body.