Dogbrick (8119) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. The beer pours a color unlike any Wit I have ever seen, which I assume is due to the barrel aging. Dark brownish-purple color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of red wine, oak and spice. Medium to full body with flavors of vinous oak, ginger and wheat. The finish is red wine and sweet spice. Odd beer, but decent overall.
DrSilverworm (6368) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
3oz on tap at the brewpub. Clear red orange color. Thin ring of off-white head. Lots of ginger, and tart tannic on this. Some oxidization in the flavor, unfortunately. Kind of gingery. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly slick. Nice tart grape aroma, but it generally just tastes off to me. Moderate sweet, light to moderate bitter, and a little tart. Interesting stuff... Aroma is just off
cbfobes (2293) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the brewpub, I had a sample during the GTMW ticket line, but later had a full pour. I thought I enjoyed the sample, (after 4 hours of drinking in the parking lot) but did not enjoy the full pour at all. Aroma was of huge ginger and spice, it basically takes over the beer and just by smelling it you wouldn’t even know this is barrel aged, the flavor was all over the place, sour front end with a spice like finish, really dry mouthfeel was left, ugh, couldn’t even finish it.
crossovert (7387) - Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Too much going on here, ginger, wine, tannic, leafy, vinous, sweet, tart, somehwat funky and sour, it is a mess.