djd07 (6612) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malt and citrus. Medium mouth, candy sugar, rye, oak, nice booze, very good.
Tmoney99 (12404) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear reddish copper color with a moderate frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy toasted malt, wood with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a good beer.
alexsdad06 (7428) - Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared with the group. Pours a slightly hazy deep amber color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, lightly toasted oak, more woody, vanilla, cherry, some citrus, boozy, all the flavors didn’t really play well together early, I could see what they were trying to do here and this started to improve for me as it warmed as more of the flavors come out, still a bit sweet.
DrSilverworm (9090) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste from a 22oz bottle. My pour is towards the end. Lots of chunky yeast clouding up the red orange body. Minimal ring of white head. Hint of oxidization in the nose, but a pretty nice flavor... Oak, orange, toasty malt. Bottle just says oak, nothing about bourbon or whiskey, but I feel like I get some liquor in the flavor. Lots of good earthy old ale malty flavors, and a bit of warmth on the back end. Moderate-plus sweet taste, light bitter. Medium to bigger body. Kind of smooth, light carbonation. Mild dry finish. Full body. Solid, interesting old ale.
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at SB. Pours a murky dark brown with a dense and creamy tan head that sticks around forever. Big sweet malty nose, tons of unfermented cereal sugars. Caramel, molasses, brown bread dough. Creamy thick body with soft carb. Caramel, molasses, apricots, and vanilla on the mid palate. Nice, but mostly a bunch of sweet stuff running around.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via Eric: First off this is a beautiful brew, glowing coppery hue with a small but lasting head. First there is a pronounced cotton candy tone that actually is very appropriate here. Slight macerated cherries, candied orange zest and some lemon twists too. A light handed white winey hop character makes this even more enthralling. The tannic nature of the new oak is a sublime addition to the complex flavor profile even if it not on the nose. Finally what can only be described as Grains of Paradise brings a spicy touch to the aftertaste. All in all I am digging this much more than I would have anticipated. Perhaps a few months age helped it out, I dunno?
vtafro (5248) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2015
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet malt, maybe and oak and bourbon like aromas. Flavors aren’t very fruit filled, malt and oak tones.
notalush (5512) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber shared by Eugene - hazy orange - little to not lace - large, chunky floaties - nose is moderate oak and mostly nondeScript, innocuous sweetness, maybe some fruit cocktail - flavor is bland fruity sweetness, sharp bitterness, moderate oak - I can’t taste any of the fruit supposedly used in this - lame.
Beerdrinker79 (1805) - Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2014 22 oz bottle- Pours hazy dark orange with a small yet sustaining light tan head, similar to the other two. Aroma is oak, marshmallows, toffee, not getting much fruit. The taste is oak, there is a sweetness that i am having a hard time identifying, toffee and overripe fruit. Unique experiment, i think they are all very similar, mild differences of course, but same basic beer, but i guess that’s the idea behind the beer. The more i drink this the more it gets boozy, growing tired of it actually, taste i think is downgraded by one.
Marheb (3534) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Un cauchemar pour les diabétiques alors que sucres s’empilent et cachent les subtilités qui semblaient intéressantes sur papier. J’entrevois quand même l’orange et une verdure timide.