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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Old ale aged on 100% French Oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
On tap in Brea. Huge oak apple brandy on the nose. Medium thickness on the palate. Big malt, and oak brandy notes, with a tone of fucile alcohol. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Tap at the Brea location. Deep murky amber brown pour with a frothy cream head. Lots of oak on the nose, along with a bit of vanilla and pepper. Smooth full palate, some booze and chili on the taste. This is really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10959) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2013
Draught @ Taps Fish House and Brewery, Brea, CA
Pours cloudy dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of mal,t toffee, dried fruits, oak, alcohol, cinnamon and raisin. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long, oak, toffee and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (7333) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2013
On tap at Taps. Pours murky dark amber with a small off white head. Aroma of vanilla, malt, some alcohol, oak and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some leather , tannins , oak, warning alcohol and caramel. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16509) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2013
On tap at the Brea location. A murky brown beer with a minimal sized light beige head. The aroma has lots of hoppy scents, leather, msome alcohol, roasted hints and lots of oak. Too oaked I think. Bitter flavor with some caramel, vanilla, coffee hints and oak. Full body, warming and with a nice carbonation. Lasting finish. Overall, nice, but too woody. 130812

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (3493) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle shared by durwoodx. Thanks Darrell. The beer is copper hued, with an off white head that sticks around for a bit, leaving sparse lacing on the glass. The aroma offers a huge oak presence, a big ass oak presence, as well as a formidable oak presence. Additional notes of malt, hops, and some caramel malt. Good flavor, but dominated by oak. I didnít enjoy this one quite as much as the Taps barleywine. Lingering oak and vanilla flavors. A good beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-02-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Great label. The French oak is first to greet the nose then I got a little spice before the "old" takes over. Medium in strength and quite a nice sipper. Hopefully there will be more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
A: The pour is a nice amber color, maybe some bronze, with an off-white head. S: The oak really comes through strongly on this beer. Itís amazingly toasty and just wood in general. Some roasted malts, burnt sugar, toffee, and a bit of sweetness. Not as much vanilla or sweetness as I was expecting. T: Like with the nose, the oak is really what dominates the flavor. The oak seems to have a really heavy toast/char on it, because thatís mostly what I taste. It leaves the beer a lot more toasty, tannic, and woody than I would like for an old ale. M: The body is medium to full with a moderate level of carbonation. D: This was somewhere in between Hillbilly and Remy in terms of my enjoyment. It wasnít bad, but for a barleywine/old ale, I like to get that sweetness out of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 11, 2010
I had this beer at Orange County Brew Ha Ha in Irvine, CA. Thanks to Ron B. for organizing a bottle tasting. Nice flavors from the barrel, tasty, very nicely done

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle at Stone 14th. Old ale aged in French Oak, bottled just for Dr. Billís Corner. Flavor is lightly sweet malts, light fruits, and toffee with vanilla-like oaky tones (similar to Brueryís French Oak blend). Very good, but I liked the other two TAPS beers better.....

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