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75% American Red Ale, 25% Ale Aged in American Oak Barrels. A brash American Red ale, dripping with citrusy Centennial hops, mellowed by a touch of oak. Aromas of toffee, citrus, crushed herbs, vanilla and fresh-sawn oak. Complex!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
@dstructos Daks Back-bottle-pours a thin off white head and hazy gold/orange color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel/citrus/pine. Taste is wood, sweet medium malt-caramel/citrus/pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2011
750ml bottle from Luckyhank, thanks Brendan! Pours a mostly clear, deeper red-copper colored body with an inch thick, dense and creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is really nice. Lots of fruity, floral and herbal hops with a light pine. Lemons, pineapples, grapefruits, melons, and some sweeter oranges. Hops mix nicely with a good amount of toffee, a growing vanilla, a light oak, a touch of biscuit, and a bit of a rye spiciness. Flavor is fruity with a good amount of vanilla and grainy malts up front. A mellow oak comes in before the hops really kick in and the bitterness grows. Toffee, a light biscuit, a touch of caramel, and some more rye spiciness mixes with florals, herbal hops, and a light pine. Lemons, grapefruit, and a light orange grows towards the end along with the vanilla where this finishes dry with a bready-toffee and moderate, spicy floral bitterness. A bit of a toastiness to the lingering toffees, oak, vanilla, and soapy florals that stick out in a lengthy aftertaste. Medium, smooth body and soft, moderately lively carbonation. Overall, a really solid beer. Lots going on here, but it all comes together nicely. Well hopped and fruity with some spiciness and plenty of florals balanced well with bready toffees, oak, and vanilla. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5362) - Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Sample from bottle @ BA tasting. Pours a dark amber color with a medium off white head. The aroma had some floral and herbal hops, oak, vanilla, and caramel malt. The flavor added some citrus, caramel, oak, vanilla with some herbal hop bitterness. Very interesting for an "amber" ; definitely worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4563) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Sampled from bottle at SAVOR. Poured a ruby orange color with a off-white head. Aroma was citrus orange, grapefruit, malt compliments it. Flavor is hops, oak mellow, caramel notes. Quite enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2011
Smagt hos J & C. Korn, halm, karamel, peber, grape, fyrrenåle, træ, lys rød, uklar, hvidt tæt skum, meget sød, meget bitter, let, tør, meget brus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Bottle, an imperial amber? Pours a bruin body with a big off white head good retention and nice lacing. Aromatically hoppy and woody. A nice pine and citrus tones, light oak, toffee and caramelized malt. Pretty tasty. Nice oak presence with a vanilla tone that rolls nicely with the fruit character and citrus hop tones. It worked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 On draft at Hop Leaf. Pours brownish amber with a nice tan head. Hoppy on the nose, grapefruit, citrus, caramel and a certain herbal spice note. Complex, pine, citrus, toffee, biscuit, and some earthiness. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish was somewhat crisp and bitter, nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of herbs, pineapple, caramel, oak, vanilla, toffee, toasted coconut, and florals. Flavor of pineapple, herbs, caramel malt, chocolate, oak, and toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2011
Pours amber red with a cream colored and full frothy head. Strong piney and hoppy aroma. Citrus fruits, earth, pine and a toasted biscuit presence. Strong bittering hops are notable throughout. Slight caramel malt backbone and a long dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
On tap at Provisions. It pours orange/red with a khaki head. The aroma is hoppy with orange, grapefruit, and some solid maltiness. The flavor is different with some licorice, berries, anise, mild hops and some caramel. Fairly light bodied considering the strength. It’s kind of like a spiced amber ale.

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