mabel (5281) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[4720-20120818] Bottle. Sour yeast herbal straw aroma. Hazy, amber orange body with a quick creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel malt flavour has a long sweet roasted malt aftertaste. Medium-full body. Tasty. (7/3/8-3/15) 3.6
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
In short: A boozy, uber-sweet and woody amber ale. A few sips, no more.
How: Bottle shared at Camping Brewdown 2012.
The look: Cloudy dark amber body topped by a very small off-white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is stale, muted sweet-related esters and a smell of a hard-liquor of some kind (not specifically bourbon). Taste is upfront very sweet, rather boozy too, grainy, candies, a shot of woody hard-liquor, muted tired hops. I know bourbon barrel aging an IPA was a bad idea but because this is a Town Hall beer I was hoping I could be pleasantly surprised, I wasn’t. The original IIPA is gone and we are left with a brutal sweet boozy malt beverage of some kind. This was very hard to drink, I can’t imagine myself going through a full bottle of this. Aging an IPA in barrels is just a bad idea, people who like that kind of beers are probably the same weirdos who open an egg carton and take an egg from the middle, really, what kind of sick freak does that?
dmac (3686) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle acquired via trade shared at Campground Brewdown. Poured an orange amber body with a full large foamy off white head. Aroma of wooden barrel, light whiskey/bourbon, sweet vanilla, cognac, toffee and molasses. Fuller body with slight heat towards the end, softer carbonation, chewy mouthfeel and a dry finish. Flavor isn’t quite as good as the aroma with notes of grains, citrus rind, wood, whiskey and dark rum cake. Started off good but drops off.
OleR (4581) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from 0.75 L bottle @Papsoe’s. Hazy orangey gold. Low blond head. Initial aroma is boozy and yeasty, offset by some fine fruit and caramel notes. Hot and creamy in the mouth. Sweet-flavored and caramelly, with strong barrel notes and potent fruity bitterness underneath. Not very IPA-ish, yet a very nice and tasty beverage.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to drabmuh for this one. Served in a Town Hall anniversary tulip. Pours a moderate caramel color with a short head. Nose has whiskey and some barley wine character. Light caramel and moderate bitterness. Dry. Touch of booze.
jredmond (4846) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Kramer’s Campground Brewdown 2012. Pours a hazy amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is sweet malts, light booze and other than that straightforward. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of fruity caramel malts, light spice and alcohol. Overall, a bit boozy and pretty plain.
jercraigs (7294) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012-08-18. Dark orange body is lightly hazy wit a small beige head. 3+ Modest aroma, lightly alcoholic, sweet woody oak has an interesting quality to it. 7++ flavour is wood dominant, sweet oak then finishes drier, mild caramel malt 6+ Average plus bodied palate. Not bad, it has some interesting aspects to it but the wood is quite dominant. Bottle, Campground Brewdown 2012 shared by dmac
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this at the Campground Brewdown courtesy of Dave I think. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Super sweet, cloying and oxidized to hell. Very sweet, cloying sugar and oxidized malt. Fruity and sweet, toast, malt, soft bitterness, wood. Way too sweet, hard to drink.
Ibrew2or3 (6436) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of dcschiller. It pours clear copper with tan head. The aroma is very barleywine like with muted pine hops rolling into sticky malts, vanilla and then bourbon like booze. The taste is nice with pine hops softened up by vanilla and molasses sweetness and then rolling slowly toward a moderate level of smooth bourbon booze. Lovin’ this! Thanks Dave.
jcnielsen (1634) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks to bnielsen13. Pours an orange color with off white head. Aromas of oak and bourbon. Kind of tastes like a barley wine more than a double ipa.