Marheb (1748) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Échantillonné du Extreme beer fest 2014: Première surprise du festival. Des notes de noix grillées, d’agrumes, galette de sarrasin, caramel dans une ipa qui me donne une impression de faire un retour dans le temps.
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
sample at extreme beer fest, its ok, im not a fan of these, Oakyness, vanilla, and hoppy. Tastes like an old IPA, plently of those at the store here. Its ok, cant all be all-stars
johnnnniee (2039) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the EBF Saturday
Decent oak aged ipa the wood seems a bit harsh for the base beer though.
Reynolds314 (2089) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Meh.. this tastes like an old dipa. Really malty, grainy, sweet, oaky, and awkward. Reminds me of a barleywine at only 6.5%. Unique I guess but my rating may be a bit generous here.
arminjewell (5717) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 64 oz growler, murky orange-copper with white head, aroma brought notes of big oak, lemon, hints of earthy malts with some caramel, nice orange peel as well with a hint of pine, grass in there. Taste is a mix of oak, lemon, vanilla, hints of caramel, toffee, hints of grass, finishing slightly spicy, earthy, bitter.
Iphonephan (2682) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the the brewpub. Pours a hazy copper with an off white head. Nutty nose. Flavors of oak and sea salt with caramel notes. Hops are very subdued. Somewhat smoky finish. Interesting.
beernbourbon (1264) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Shorts. Pour is cloudy deep brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is full of rich caramel malt with light brown sugar and faint hop notes. Flavor is so rich yet smooth. Loads of rich caramel malt with hints of vanilla, and light brown sugar. Hops way in the background but provide a perfect balance to the sweetness. Tastes nothing like an IPA; more like a good Scottish ale. Really good beer.
Jdveit (6) - Gilbertville, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap from Brewpub. Aroma is very nutty and woody, Appearance is deep golden brown, Taste is very woody, not what I was expecting, but very satisfying. Some caramel and yeast notes too. Overall very good
cbfobes (2153) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, really dark amber brown with an off white head, aroma is way different than I was expecting from the other ipas I’ve had from these guys, strong amount of oak and vanilla with a little bit of hops, the flavor has a nutty front end with some hops in the finish, again the oak is really heavy, not bad, just not what I was expecting.
rxeight (1046) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler filled at brewpub 5 days ago. Appearance is very unique. A glowing murky brown. More than cloudy, looks almost solid, like a candle. Aroma of hops and wood. Taste is dominated by the wood. To me it tastes like more cedar than oak. Some carmel, nut, and a hint of floral and citrius. On the fence with this one. But the flavor is certainly intense.