drsordr (1380) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour cloudy amber with brown hues. Nose mostly malty barleywine. Taste some initial tannin from the wood, then bitterness and sweet malt. Seems that the hops only add bitterness, no aroma or flavor.
Dodgrblu (657) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Timfoolery, oak aroma, caramel flavor, woody, boozy finish.
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sloth (2593) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small off white head thats short lived, minimal lace. Hazy, chunky, amber colored brew. Nose of sweet malts and light wood, caramel. Body is med/full, fairly flat carbonation, lil oily.Some juicy hop notes, citrus, sweet malts, caramel and a hint of wood. Lightly sweet finish is toasty with a little booze warmth. Bottle procured from statelineliqiors in Elkton Merlind.
RLiddell (49) - Valrico, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Meehan’s Public House. I assumed that I was going to enjoy a regular Big Hoppy Monster, but the first sip suggested otherwise. The hoppiness was there, but the oak notes blew me away. Very tasty. Appearance is a dark mahogany, very little head. Alcohol is not well hidden and might just be a little too forward. Overall, a tasty treat but wouldn’t travel for the opportunity.
mnmike (1052) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour from trade. First Georgia beer. Underwhelmed. no hops, low oak. More like a confused barley wine.
maekchu (2528) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very hop-heavy nose, with some good oak notes. Strange sourish fruit and barrel mix. Some fish paste, too. Medium body, lots of carb bite. kay. A bit harsh. Lots of flavor and mild barrel. But, overall, not quite satisfactory.
KyotoLefty (7112) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Citrus hop, oak, grass, alcohol in the nose. Fruity flavor, gum balls, alcohol, thinner, cherry. Ok, but rather strange.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a white foamy head that left some spotchy lacing. Aroma has lots of citrus and pine with a big grapefruit character with oak and a touch of vanilla and spice. Taste has a nice initial hoppy bitterness with a clean citrus bite. A bit of sweetness with oak and vanilla flavors prevalent throughout. A hoppy grapefruit finish with a lingering bitter aftertaste. Medium to full bodied moderate carbonation.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber/ruby color, aroma of oak, vanilla, caramel, citrus/tropical fruits, same flavors, nice balance, good amount of bitterness, very enjoyable
BeerandBlues2 (10496) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear mahogany with a small, frothy light tan head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is oak, peppery alcohol, fruity, floral, and pine hops, apricot, peach, and pear fruity esters with honey and cracker malt. Flavor is sweet malt, light oak, moderate fruity esters, heavy hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.