SSSteve (3770) - - MAY 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. murky brownish amber with medium sized, whipped, tan head. hoppy nose with crystal malt and hints of roasted malt. sour woody flavor with cocoa, toasted nuts, burnt caramel, and ripe red fruits. medium body. i like the nutty and caramel notes. medium body and warming palate.
craftbeerdesign (2176) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
shared bomber. pours a deep amber with an off white head. brown sugar nose with light oak and light citrus. med body with sweet malt notes, dark fruits and light citrus... with lingering oak on the back end. residual sugars on the finish with light oak and fruit notes.
Guyute_Pig (102) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nice dark red, amber pour. Nose has citrus and a little cocoa. Love the hop presence and the oak is awesome through the finish. I think it is just a bit too boozy, would absolutely love this if they lowered the abv. Love the side projects, but this one was average.
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown pour with an off white head. Faded quickly. Aroma was lightly roasted, some earthy hops, cocoa and a good bit of oakyness. Hint of booze. Flavors were oaky with hints of chocolate, a bit astringent in the finish but pleasing at the same time. Lots of oak, I assume they used spirals, would love to know how long. Mouthfeel was nice and smooth, full, carbonation on the light side. This one really grew on me as I made my way through the bottle. Really enjoyed it, would pair nicely with a cigar...
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tyler’s bottle shop. Dark amber pour. Khaki head with nice retention. Yielding minimal lace. Aroma is citric with subtle hints of bittersweet chocolate and oaky tannins. Decent hop resin with a nutty type chocolaty finish. Oak shines more as afterthought. Decent beer
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by my buddy Blake. This was broken out during our scotch tasting so my palate was a little shot but took a quick note. This beer, being quite a big beer at almost 10%ABV, is very easy to drink. It’s as if this was a big beer at one time that already mellowed out. Not too bad.