beernbourbon (1247) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on vacation. Pour is deep and cloudy reddish- copper with a nice medium light brown head. Aroma is hoppy with notes of cedar, butterscotch, faint pine, and a touch spice. Flavor is spicy caramel malt with hints of cedar and pine hop. Also notes of pumpkin spice and light brown sugar. An interesting brew. Lots going on but still pretty cohesive.
Beerenberger (1226) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma wood and malts. Dark brown pour with a mostly lasting tan head and nice lacing. Taste is woody with an alcohol finish. Medium-light bodied and minimal carbonation. Overall, nice.
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Tmoney99 (9956) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting and had good lacing. Good malt and dark fruit and hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex brew.
Suttree (4864) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep mahogany, big foamy head. Smells like wood and molasses. Taste is plum and fig, plus some cherry. And oak. Lots of oak. Chocolate as it warms.
tcane7 (1511) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a murky brown with decent tan head and a little lacing. Nose of whiskey, vanilla, toffee, caramel, and oak. Sweet and boozy.
adrian910ss (2272) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a deep rusty red amber color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of oak chips, hops, toffee, sweet malt, pine notes and citrus hints. Taste is much the same as the aroma.
b3shine (4154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter (thanks alexsdad06). Looks good; a cloudy brown with beige head that quickly dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes sweet and a little boozy. Average on the palate. Decent beer.
Zombeer (59) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A strong beer but nice and tasty as a slow sipper. I wouldn’t pay $9 a bottle again, but I’m glad I tried it. Nice buzz!!!
NikkTwist (1337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Khyber. Red brown pour with a foamy tan head. Tasting overripe medium red fruits - juicy plums, figs, strawberries - and light earthy oaky notes masked behind some alcohol drenched charred wood and some dry hop bitterness. Peppery finish. Low carbonation. High ABV is not hidden. Feels like a mix of different brews. Maybe that is how they do it on Vulcan.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy dark copper color that’s completely opaque with a one finger light beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Sweet malt aroma with hints of dry oak, earthy hops and vinous dark fruit. Slightly earthy with a musty wood character followed by leather, caramel and toffee. As it warms the dark fruit notes come out with hints of plum, raisin and fig. There’s also a slight diacetyl cream presence but it’s pretty faint.
Medium bodied with a strong barrel presence that’s countered by leathery and sweet malts, zesty spice, earthy hops and vinous fruit. Tastes like virgin oak barrels were used with lots of dry, ashy oak that slightly overpowers the other flavors. After it warms, there is some leathery malt and boozy heat but it’s lacking the sweetness and complexity that the nose suggests. The diacetyl character is gone but it’s lacking in complexity with lots of wooden toothpick flavor, leathery malt and boozy heat. The ABV us poorly masked and the vinous dark fruit notes found in the nose are very faint. I was really excited to try this beer but it was a bit of a letdown.