brokensail (12277) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany pour with a small khaki head. Strong alcohol and oak notes. Almost vinous with some grape, raisin, date, char, and tobacco notes. Nice sweetness and some alcohol. The flavor is a bit tannic and savory. Big oak, charred wood, and tannin character. Sweet bread, toffee, and caramel. Apple, date, and raisin fruitiness.
dogfishho (645) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Where this one really shines is in the fact that it doesn’t have the same cloying, lingering sweetness as the others. The fresh wood barrel is more evident on the palate than one might have expected and it helps the beer finish cleanly. Very nice.
DSG (7536) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2/18/15] Draught at The Bruery in Placentia. As Sucré (New American Oak). Brown color, slightly reddish, with a beige head. Boozy aroma with malt, wood and some dark fruits. Sweet flavor, quite boozy, with malt, dark fruits, caramel and a bit of vanilla. Medium-bodied.
hopscotch (9953) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours clear and deeply copper with a tiny, creamy, off-white head. The aroma is a rich collage of caramel, oak, maple, and brown liquor. Full-bodied and syrupy with tingly carbonation. The flavor is boozy and malty - caramel, toffee and an unexpected hint of coffee. Warming, comforting, lightly acidic finish. It’s big and alcoholic, but consumed at the proper pace, it’s quite enjoyable. Don’t wash down a burger with or gulp it through a beer bong. Bottle supplied by biggsbowler!
ineedbeer (1000) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750 ml Bois bottle.
Aroma is fairly malty but is well balanced by quite a bit of dried dark fruits. Nice oak notes with almond and coconut. Lighter alcohol notes than in the other versions.
Pours a murky reddish brown with a somewhat thin, dart tan head that quickly recedes to a thin film on the edges. No lacing and fairly long legs.
Flavor is nice as well, but with too much oak in my opinion. Lots of malt character and lighter, dried dark fruit notes. Lighter alcohol notes than the other versions make this slightly more drinkable. Moderately strong fresh oak notes add hints of almond and vanilla, but also quite a bit of wood. I like that the wood seems to temper the sweet fruit and malt notes and add some moderate bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium low carbonation. Low, but present astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a good beer and not as overly sweet as the other variants but the oak character is a bit too strong. I like that the alcohol character is lighter as well.
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Garnet pour with a dense vanilla head. Aroma of raisins, figs, and bready malts. Taste is vinous, like a tawny port. Dark stone fruit and sourdough come through on the finish. Not bad.
fletchfighters (1198) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ML bottle
Deep brown color, light tan head. ABV legs, strips of lacing
Nose is vanilla, coconut, date, molasses, brown sugar, and subtle apple.
Taste is vanilla, coconut, oak, apple, date, caramel, molasses, and booze.
Big bodied, a little too hot and boozy right now. Low carbonation and a little too much fresh oak
50belair (2754) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour with an off white head. Sweet boozy aromas. Hot, boozy, sweet caramely mess with woody lowlights. Average body and mouthfeel.
crossovert (8593) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. Big booze bomb, the american oak one adds i mean the most subtle extra hints of vanilla to htis beer.
Beerman6686 (5047) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a medium brown with a tiny beige head. Aroma was of caramel, dark fruit, booze, and oak. Flavor similar, sweet but not sickening, big showcase of complex.malts and oak.
rxeight (1714) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 750 at FOBAB. Labeled Sucre new oak. Has quite a lot of apple wood taste to it. Sweet but not bitter old ale/barleywine. Strong but not boozy. I actually found this more interesting than the rum, bourbon or whatever else ive had because the spirit version really has too much booze covering up the rather tasty base beer that is underneath.