Beergeek23322 (2271) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/11/2014. 22 oz. bottle. Dark amber color with a white head. Oakey aromas with buttery caramel. Sweet flavors but somewhat muted compared to the other two brews in the series. Itís good but not great.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy red brown. Lacing head all perfect. The taste is unique. I guess it could taste like a 1930's cocktail. Interesting.
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Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Beer Run, raw oak spirals. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of candied fruits, cherries, vanilla, mild wood notes. The taste is candied fruits, white sugar, oak, mild earth and a slightly bitter finish. Medium bodied, slight heat, low carbonation.
TimsRatings (419) - - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh).
Pours a dark cloudy amber with a finger of off-white head. Spice aroma that reminds me of apple, of all things. Malt comes through in a very pleasant manner, along with spices, with subtle oak following.
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bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich amber-brown beer with a tan head. Orange and caramel aroma. Caramel and orange flavor with light cherry and oak. Medium bodied. Caramel and light cherry lingers with orange, oak, and vanilla.
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Poured an amberish color with an off white head. Woody, oakiness, fruity, caramel, and brown sugar.
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Tony/Jim BA Birthday Extravaganza 2013 (Western Springs, IL). Pours a nice deeper brownish orange hue, firmer dark haze in the middle tapers out to a nice orange glow. Big cakey tannish head atop stays as a firm cakey layer, decent lacing and good stick around. Aromas are soap, bread and gentle orange. Some cherry, oak and vanilla. Gentle warmth tapers out. A bit sweet overall. Initial is toffee, toast, some soap and gentle spuice. Vanillin and oak, touches of earth, sweetness. Initial is a bit soapy, sweet, caramel and florals, touches of citrus and red fruit. A bit oxidized, toast, mellow oak and vanilla. Too sweet and a bit non descript. Middle is a bit sweet, soapy and caramel elements. Fruit, gentle toast and toffee. Some oak, vanillin. Not much influence, a firmer sticky body. Backend is a touch dry but still sweet. Finish is a bit sticky and forgetable. Meh. Least favorite of the group.
neepsntatties (1208) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Baileys Taproom. Colour...cloudy amber with a thin ecru head. Nose...loaded with burnt cotton candy, dark toffee and treacle. Palate...frothy, blatantly oaky and bitingly tannic. The booze is big and thereís huge waves of bitter toffee and butterscotch that coalesces with molasses cream and Seville oranges. The finish is bitter and oaky. I wonder how this will age??
trapped (784) - New York City, TURKEY - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drought. Hazy dark amber with small beige foamy head, fruity aroma, low carbonation, tastes like coffee, berries and caramel, long finish with alcohol taste on your palate. Thoroughly enjoyable and positively intoxicating!
StefanSD (2136) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a hazy roan brown color with a small off-white head that slowly recedes to a film. The aroma is toffee, caramel, vanilla and a trace of sherry. The taste, like the nose, is loaded with caramel, toffee and vanilla--backed nicely by a spicy hop profile that accentuates the caramels without dominating them. The palate was full and smooth with soft carbonation. The finish was somewhat short and disappointing. Overall: This is a very mellow brew, admirable, but lacking in big bold flavors to make this a top tier beer. Also at $23.00 per bottle it is a very poor value for the money.