Cavie (3407) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big Mutha bottle provided courtesy of thirdeye11. Cloudy orange pour. Very very large head response. Sweet woody aroma. Some sour notes along with light easy perfume. Mouthfeel is tingly immediately. Bright flavor. Almost a bread and butter pickle taste. The wooded notes blend well with other oaky wine notes. Very tasty and an interesting take.
SphinxTX (2859) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big Ass bottle thanks to Thirdeye11.....I guess it’s called a jeroboam, new word to me. Pours a nice looking murky amber/orange with thicj beige head. Aroma has a nice malty and spicy note to it with a bit of tart cherry, wood and grapefruit. Flavor is malty, fruity, spicy, hoppy, woood and some alcohol spice. Mouth feel is medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall, very nice!
blutt59 (5714) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
jeroboam, thanks to thirdeye11, great syrupy orange marmalade color with creamy lasting white foam, crisp vanilla and spice aroma really stands out, flavors of cream of wheat, caramel, nutmeg, oak, earthy, nice beer
BMan1113VR (7420) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome jeroboam provided by thirdeye11. Pours with a murky orange body and a huge tan head with great lace and retention. Aroma of caramel, pepper and heavy toasted (giving off clove and spice notes) oak, brandy, alcohol and cherry. Taste is a bit hot, peppery, caramel, spice. Creamy carbonation with a peppery alcohol finish.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle at RSRIZZO’s winter gathering on 1/10/10, shared by Headbanger). Cloudy brown/dark copper color. Large off white head, which is mostly diminishing. Moderate oak aroma with light fig. Moderate oak and malt flavor. Avg duration. Smooth finish, with light alcohol. Thin/slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.
BeerandBlues2 (7466) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3 L bottle shared at RSRIZZO’s winter gathering (provided by headbanger). Pours clear copper with a medium-low bubbly and fizzy off-white head, some retention with fair lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, toffee, dark fruit (dates, fig, raisins, pear) with notes of oak, alcohol, peach, apricot, and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, cookie, alcohol, oak, fig, plums, hop (earthy, pine, floral) with some earthy yeast notes. Full bodied, heavy carbonation, and a sweet finish.
Headbanger (2488) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2010 3 ltr bottle shared @ RSRIZZO’s tasting w/RSRIZZO, BeerandBlues2, and Jbye4334. 1/10/10- Pours an orangish amber with a full off white head. Aroma of oak, dried fruits, and malts. Taste of oak, sweetness, raisins, figs, and malt. This full bodied brew was well balanced and quite tasty and blended the oak really well. Please out in smaller bottles if done again.