Dwalsh1542 (24) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet, hoppy nose. Pours a deep Carmel color. Head fades quickly. Bitter but nicely balanced with sweet woodsy flavor. Interesting!
fr5ed (52) - Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark, clear reddish orange.Aroma is caramel, bread, tangerine and something...the oak, presumably. Flavor is caramel, lemony-orange, mildly sweet - and very subtly oaky. I love that I am not hit in the face with oak to prove that it is oak-aged. Very tasty!!
jnkor (312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is sweet and thick with citrus and caramel edges. Appearance is a light red/brown with a small white head. Taste is also sweet and thick, leaving a bitter aftertaste. Palate is slightly thick. Overall a nice sweet, thick beer, but not too hoppy.
mnmike (978) - 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 (729) - 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 (1868) - Burnaby, British Columbia, 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 (872) - , 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 (1225) - 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 (2606) - 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.