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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
Time traveling in at number 16 in our “Side Project” series of beers is “Phlux Capacitor.” This wood aged bully is brewed to an unknown style from another dimension. Rumor has it that this beer was the first invented on planet Vulcan on Saturday, November 5, 1955 at 10:04 pm. Scribbled on the back of a sports almanac inside an abandoned Delorean. It is said that the speedometer in the car was frozen at 88 miles per hour and it took 1.21 gigawatts of power to jumpstart the car back to the future. We hope you enjoy our interpretation of this totally fictitious ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (5339) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Pizzeria Paradiso, Alexandria tap ($8): Pours a brownish color with an off-white head. Aroma is a nice mix of malts and hops and wood and stuff. Taste is much the same. Basically, this is a very well-balanced ale. The oak-aging is very subtle as compared to many other beers. The hops are moderate, but in good form, with an excellent flavour profile. The maltiness is reserved, yet the champion of this beer. All in all, this beer might be from another world, insofar as it reads as a primer for balanced, and, more so, as a primer for balanced experimentation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2012
22oz bottle, foil wrapped. Vol 16. Brown color, superior lace. Strong Ale. Tastes of rye whiskey, toasted grains, herbal hops, loads of wood. Strong booze finish. Aroma of tree. Alcoholic scent, cherry extract, toasted malts, caramel, spruce. Soo, f’n good. I feel like I’m going 88mph! Can’t wait to ’time travel’ out of this day.(3350)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zizzybalubba (1793) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2012
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Rusty brownish-orange pour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is heavy on the sweetness with notes of graham cracker and brown sugar and light floral hops the creep up in the background. The oak aging is very present in the flavor and dampens the hop bitterness leaving mostly an oaky, sweet beer that is only faintly hoppy. Just ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thewade (340) - USA - MAY 26, 2012
Strong ale. Caramel notes at beginning. Malty. As usual, I enjoyed this offering from Terrapin. Personally I didn’t taste any oak notes, but allergies interferred. I recommend this brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mat42m (160) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Aroma is very strong. Sweet malty possibly caramel. Dark brown appearance with medium tan head. Medium sweet taste though not that much to it. Pretty hoppy finish but fairly smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Very good. The nose is strong caramel with syrup and toffee notes. There is a touch of oak in the nose but not a predominat as other oak aged brews. The hop aromas tend to the citrus, particularly and orange note. The beer is a deep brown and farily clear with a viscous syrupy head with somewhat of a fizzy structure. Oddly the head while mostly tan hand some yellowing where it concentrated. The head left thick legs of lace all down the glass. The taste is sweet caramel malt with notes of toffee and some butter/diacetyl notes. Again orange like hop made a showing. The beer is thick with and oily finish and a strong alcohol presence. Overall a good beer for sipping in the evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Thick body to this beer. Sweet molasses and caramel candy with orange hop flavor. The taste lingers on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Bomber from Sam’s, Durham. Is the PH for Phat? So much cuteness and stoner punning, so little time. Anyways, pretty decent over-the-top ASA, heavy on the wood and fruit qualities, all shot through with caramel malts and strong booze. Not a style I’m especially into these days, but it seems to be well-rendered, with plenty o’ vanilla tannins, some sweet syrup, and a fairly aggressive hopping that complements the wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Caramel, raisin and dark fruit aromas. Oak, massive oak, raisiny and toffee. Overall a decent American strong ale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2012
I like the description on ratebeer better than the bottle’s description. Certainly more of a Strong American Ale than an American Ale. No head but great all around other than that. Caramel and oak stick out in the Aroma. Caramel flavor continues in the taste. You feel this one throughout your mouth. Overall an impressive beer!

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