BeerandBlues2 (10687) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours clear dark amber with a medium frothy light tan head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is cookie and toast malt with dates and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
4thAgeChris (66) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight fruit in the aroma, fruity taste, dry and slightly viscous palate. A little sticky.
ellolovey (479) - Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at Crafty Draught. Pours a dark amber with a foamy off-white head. Tons of lacing. Aroma of sweet fresh fruit, oak, alcohol, citrus, and candied sugar. Taste is of roasted malts, tad of citrus, definite oak barrel character, and caramel. Warms you up on a cold winter night like tonight. A boozy finish that leaves a lingering sweet candied finish. Awesomeness! Hope it takes me to back to the future!
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep caramel in color, moderate frothy tannish head, fairly nice lacing.   Citrusy nose, slightly candied, otherwise a good dose of what appears to be Oak.   On the tongue it is very much Oak, and almost too much.   It overshadows the beer.   Otherwise extremely bright candied citrus peel on the tongue, almost fragrant like.   Yeah, I cannot get over how woody this beer is.   Okay, so its not terribly malty (but has a decent malt base), and certainly isn’t a hop bomb.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes very woody, very Oakish, and almost too much.   The 9.8% ABV is warming, to say the least.   This comes across as overdone in my book.   Whatever beer that is underneath is overshadowed by the strong Oak presense.   Its okay, but if it were to be this woody, I want something to counterbalance it.
Dogbrick (9320) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Knightly Spirits in Orlando. The beer is a dark brown color with a medium foamy beige head that recedes slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, yeast and ripe fruit. Medium to full body with flavors of toasty malt, caramel and herbal hops. Some fruit in the background too. The finish is sweet with a fruity yeast and malt aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Has some nice caramel scents. Taste is very awkward, almost get like helium from a balloon with some pine flavor.
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ryanfolty (2050) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 19, 2013 - bottle shared by BVery. Brown pour with some head that stuck around. Oak, caramel and hops in aroma and taste. Loved the Back to the Future reference!
BVery (7877) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bomber. Dark orange brown pour with an awesome frothy head. Some oak on the nose. Caramel malt, oak, slight vanilla - I’m digging this. Some spice too.
Ratman197 (11068) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber courtesy of CraftBeerDesign (thanks Geoff!) poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of oak, carmel, vanilla, dried fruit and light sherry. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of oak, toffee, spice, light vanilla and light dried fruit with a smooth dry lingering oak finish.
maxwelldeux (4158) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a slight head on it. I get effectively no nose off this. Taste is slightly sour and reminds me quite a bit of one of the Belgian styles.