FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a plum-brown color with a medium sized foamy tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was toffee, pine, resin and leather. The flavor was bitter with a sour caramel note, toffee, wood, smoke, fig, pine, resin, leather and noted alcohol. Long finish of toffee, caramel, fig, resin, leather and booze. Moderately full bodied. Pretty tasty.
aracauna (3052) - Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím starting to think that oak aging beers does something to the hops. I canít think of one that ever had much in the way of hop aroma. It could be the aging fades the more volatile hop aromatics, but Iím not really sure most oaked beers spend much more time between brewing and my mouth despite any wood aging.
That being said, the wood is very present and in a good way. Vanilla, toasted wood. Almost pineapple in the finish.
Ed5388 (2030) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep red amber color with a finger of off white head. Aroma of rich caramel malt, earthy and piney hops, wood, and boozy. Taste is caramel, toffee, alcohol, oak, with a piney woody hop bite in the finish.
Mora2000 (5650) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange pour with a white head. The aroma has some oak, cherry and toffee notes. The flavor is full of oak, dark fruit, toffee, pine and alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Aurelius (4106) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromatic - sweet, malty, woody, with a cutting edge up close. Longneck, bad label, foggy brown, khaki head. Big beer. Chalky toast, sweet, toffee, alcohol bitter, candied as it warms, grassy, with pencil shavings. Slippery mouthfeel, candied/bitter finish. Heavy body, warming in the esophagus. ABC Betton.
Getbetter (827) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle.The pour is a red with brown tint with no head in appearence.There is a butterscotch taste more than any thing else I taste.
Dogbrick (7839) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew is a dark brownish-amber color with a medium thick light beige head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney hops, oak and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of resiny hops, earthy malt and oak. The finish is oaky with a lingering piney hops aftertaste. Solid beer all around.
blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, thanks to errrrl, muddy amber brown pour with aroma and flavor of burnt corn nuts, has a bit of a twangy metallic finish
DCLawyer (1411) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle->tulip. Dark orange amber with huge lite tan head. A: butterscotch malt, floral hops. T: dark fruit, sweet malt, hops, wood. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Decent, not great.
UDBeernut (1652) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from beechner224. pours crimson with a off white head. nose of hop resin. taste is balanced, hop resin under the surface held by caramel and vanilla. slight wood pulp. big body.