badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
500 ml bottle. Clear deep amber red to brown with a large fluffy off white head. Strong fruity aroma with a big malty caramel and molasses back bone. Hints of grape, pear, and cherry come through on the nose with oaky vanilla notes. Thick, creamy, slightly sticky full bodied palate. Great complexity to the taste. Flavors of caramel, molasses, toffee, and cereal grain up front, transitioning into berry, pear, and apple flavors, and finishing smoothly with hints of dark fruit, cherry, vanilla, and oak. Outstanding.
Earlier Rating: 3/20/2009 Total Score: 4.5
Growler fill from stone. A lot like the regular O.G. But with some pleasant red wine and mild oak notes to the aroma and taste primarly on the back end of tasting with a slight roasted coconut flavor in the back of the throat. Palate is a little more rounded and smooth.
Nisse666 (4808) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Provdatum: 2008-12-27, flaska, Göteborg
Färg: Grumlig Trocadero, härlig bestående skumkrona
Doft: skotsk kolkällare, lite metallisk
Smak: stor humle smak, oljig, bra beska, vanilj fudge (Jonas och Heather: päron/jordgubb, jag är mer skeptisk, men det är någon frukt där).
Eftersmak: lång och ihållande, angenäm
Notera: Fantasifulla skumridåer
beertholomeus (1112) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a cloudy dark brown with tan head. Hop, dark fruit, malt, oak and nutty aromas. Hop, raisin, fig, malt, alcohol and nutty flavors.Very complex with a medium body. Malt and fruit finish.
TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - MAR 26, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn this is a beauty, thanks Tim (LagunitasFan) for the growler. When I cracked the swingtop the room filled with aromas of grapefruit and plums. My god what a treat had about a quarter inch of head that I buried my nose into. Taste is incredibly smooth with no alcohol burn at 11%. Got hints of wine going down, but very mild nothing overpowering with the wine aging. I’ve had other beers aged in wine barrels that tasted terrible, this was done just right. Other flavors were the malt, plum, pine, and no hops really. The beer is pretty thick, really really good. Drank the whole growler....
egajdzis (5521) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[Draft @ UJ’s Manatawny] Murky red brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, floral hops, caramel malts, red wine, citrus fruits, sherry, vanilla oak, toast, and toffee. Taste of pine, tobacco, sherry, red wine, citrus, caramel malts, red grapes, grapefruit, dark fruits, and a good amount of hops left, finishing with a fair amount of alcohol.
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by bdburdman. thanks Brian! Deep copper pour with an off white head. Aroma of coconut, biscuit malt, earthy hops, light citrus, brown sugar...a bit of must. Flavors of caramel malt, earthy dark fruits, grapefruit, light tannins. Thick body, bittersweet, bready, sticky, malty, with a bitter/malty finish. Tasty stuff.
TomDecapolis (4609) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 10, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at U Jacks barrel event. Pours a hazy orange amber with a medium creamy off white head. Aroma of oak, dark fruits, caramel, vanilla, red wine, nuts, toasted malt and light citrusy hops. Flavor of dark fruits, caramel, red wine, oak, vanilla, grapes and moderate hop bitterness and flavor.
50belair (2877) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2011 Another sick growler (08 vintage) shared by Diego. I never really picked up on the cabernet flavors, more vanilla, oak, and sweet caramel notes. Great beer....
Re-rate. just had this again and it was delicious. Actually changed my score from 4.2 to 4.4. Smooth caramel malts, dark fruits, cabernet grapes, and oak flavors. Outstanding.....
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 21, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler fill from Stone. Orange brown hazy in the glass. Nose is apricots and booze. Off white cafe colored head turns to sticky lace. Sweet and fuity with booze backgrounds. Nice sharp aftertaste with some hops peeking through. Long bitter aftertaste. Nice.
JaBier (5300) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #500. Growler shared by bgburdman9. Semi-opaque amber color with a big tan head. Malty and grainy aroma with plenty of hop, some red wine and a touch of oak. Boozy and malty flavor up front with hops in the finish. Outstanding. B-wine isn’t my favorite style, but I really like how the red wine aging and hops dumbed down the sweetness in this one.