Denverdiv (30) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with little to no head, very minimal lacing. Honey and raisin bouquet, the oak overpowers anything else. I have had much better oak aged IPA's.
-To IPA is to be.
ration (1922) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 Original rating 4.12.2009 at ravintola Esplanadi, Tampere. Pours strong hops, citrus. Slight hints of vanilla. Well balanced. Awesome all the way. Not Bad.
Chuckaduck (624) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/1/2013. DIPA? Much closer to Barley Wine. Pours orange-green with a thin white head. Aroma is very malty; caramel, fruit, grapes, earth, wood. Taste is fruity, dark fruits, vanilla, caramel, vanilla, a hint of smoke. Little lacing. Mouth feel is chewy. Really fruity and malty; the hops is not the star here but still well-balanced. I really enjoyed this.
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 (55) - 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 (314) - 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 (1015) - 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 (840) - 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 (2908) - 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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