jstraw (1942) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Said to be a draft-only, oak-aged, release of 2Bros Domaine DuPage. Draft at Jerry’s. Caramel amber with decent, creamy, off-white head / Nose of oak, sour grapes, and caramel / Light to medium body, moderately sour with a touch of sweetness, and with good finish / Complex flavors of toasted nuts, sour grapes, apples, biscuit, and caramel / A treat for sour ale fans.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample at fall 2009 tasting at brasserie jo. jim ebel told me he had to go to hopleaf for a growler fill as he no longer even had any of his own! huge and expected wood in initial flavor leads to warm roast notes. biscuit like malt in the base beer has morphed into nearly chocolately notes but still not boozy as wood aged beers often are. very soft palate and big woody nose with a hit of booze.
gowdy (796) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at the Brewery. A deep red colour with very light carbonation. One of the tastiest US beers I’ve had.
tmoreau (2740) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the 2 Bros. Tap House for the current Heavy Handed tapping. Poured a cloudy, orangy amber with an off white foamy head that produced same fairly clingy strands of lacing. Not bad for being dispensed to plastic. The aroma was light toastiness, subtle oak, malt sweetness, and a hint of caramel. The flavor was similar, adding some mid-fruit, tartness, and a subtle hop bitterness. The malty sweetness was a little less intense and the oak notes subdued. Some alcohol warmth was noticed. In comparison to the regular Domaine Dupage, the clean oak barreling, however short in duration, has given this beer more complexity and a fuller mouthfeel. Very enjoyable.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at south loop binny’s... Pours a hazy and mostly opaque copper brown with an thin soapy off-white head... Aroma of light pear and a glimpse of woodiness...Flavors of earthy, lightly sweet caramel malt with a touch of underlying pear and fruit. Earthy lingering dryness in the finish....
MiP (13995) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught, 5.9%. Mild fruity aroma. Cloudy amber colour. Small tan head. The flavour is quite vinous, malty. Tastes a bit oxidised, but it suits this beer well. Plenty of sweet, overripe plums and dark fruits. A little perfumy, soapy aroma hop flavour, probably just flowery. Low bitterness.
jcwattsrugger (11319) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@CBC–on tap-pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is wood, earthy/funk, medium malt. Taste is wood, earthy/funk, medium malt-bready. Good carbonation.
Narnad (1485) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found on tap at Oasis Micro-Pub in Rockford, IL. Arrived to the table a clean copper color with a smaller off-white head. Aroma has a sweet, slightly funky nose with a mild amount of woodiness and a slight bready finish. Flavor starts off with a pretty strong apple and grape fruitiness, mild bready caramel malt middle, slight funk with a mild oak ending. Texture was slick, low carbonation and modest/heavy feeling body. Overall just an okay version of the Domaine DuPage. The beer didn’t have a strong character from the wood and the amount that was there didn’t really add a dimension to the beer to make it a sought after brew.
jrallen34 (3487) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had this at the brewpub as a sample after the tour...I do not like the regular domaine the dupage, adding a little oak to it, not sure what this was supposed to do. This oak version basically tastes the same as the original, which is just really weird with a little more oak so maybe its a little better as you taste oak.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Poured a clear copper color with a dense off white head. Lots of diacetyl in the nose. Buttery caramel and graham cracker crust. Medium bodied and sweet with carbonation on the low end of the spectrum. Caramel and vanilla dominated the flavor with hints of oak and bacon. Yes, bacon. Odd beer.