argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Large beige head atop lightly hazed chestnut body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla, some caramel, light alcohol, wood. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, alcohol, wood, some vanilla. Medium-full body, somewhat sticky.
MarkSachon (435) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big bottle from my neighbor Bob - Thanks buddy! Pours rich and heavy with immediate scents of caramel, brown sugar and a profound sense of sweetness. First mouthings reveal a good balance with just the right amount of bitters added to the dominate wood aged taste throughout. My wife shared the bottle and said she really enjoyed it, an unusual comment from someone who prefers things less rich and dark. I would gladly travel to planet Vulcan again for a second tasting.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out a rootbeer brown color with a big, foamy, off white head. Aroma is of light chocolate, oaky vanilla, some alcohol and fresh plastic. Taste is dark chocolate, some odd earthy notes, liquor soaked cherries, caramel and some light traces of alcohol on the finish.
Gachupines (746) - USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is caramel and oak. It’s slightly peaty as well. Flavor is pretty complex. Big oak flavors with caramel notes. Nice bittersweet finish. Tasty little beer, flavors are bold but pleasant.
beernovice39 (3038) - Montana, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a dark copper with a thick tan head. Scent is caramel, sweet toasted malts and wood. Taste is caramel and oak.
zgaier (1016) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a red-brown with an off white head and aroma of oak and malt. Taste is heavy on the oak, which comes up throughout, as well as toasted malt, fruits, and caramel. Complex brew, solid.
jjgmd (1050) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark mahogany color with a nice tan head. Nose is woody and malty. Taste is malty, a little astringent and woody, but I am not a big fan of casked beers. Finishes on a sweet note. Save the wood aging for wines and whiskies in my opinion. Quaff Score 5/ 10
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazed brown/red pour with light tan head. Sweet caramel malt with a resiny bump as well. Vanilla, caramel malt, and a resiny bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation. Well done.
elgiacomo (744) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
32oz Growler from Beverage World. Served at around 50F.
Pours dark red with a two finger light beige head that recedes to the tiniest of wispy caps and a ring and leaves some sheets of lacing behind.
Aroma features a lot of oak, some vanilla, cherries, dark fruits, toffee, caramel. Strength is on the weaker side.
Flavor is oaky, dark fruits, cherries, raisins, vanilla, toffee, some caramel, some herbal and resinous hops, moderate sweetness in the middle, good bitterness on the finish and a decent amount of alcohol burn as well.
Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, a little sticky and oily, strong carbonation.
This is an oak bomb, and a pretty solid beer overall, but there are some quirks keeping it from being great: weak nose, hot, a bit messy at times.
SpringsLicker (2937) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour produces a dark brown, somewhat murky body that displays a quick-lived tan head.
Dark musty caramel aroma with dark dried fruits.
The flavor hits heavy and doesn’t wait to sneak in there. Anise, unsweetened chocolate. old raisins, very complex.
It might be interesting to lay a bottle or two of this back back.