poisoneddwarf (1982) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Aroma is nice and oaky, imparting toasted coconut, vanilla. I also get orange, lemon. Pours slightly hazy amber with a medium beige head with good retention; leaves some lace. Taste is strong in oak, oranges. Iím not getting the lemons or cherries. I definitely see the relationship to an Old Fashioned cocktail. Itís very similar in flavor, but more palatable (Iím not a big fan of the cocktail). Mouthfeel is creamy, body seems a little too thin for a beer of this caliber. I really like this. I think itís underrated on here. Iím looking forward to the next two.
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Have already tried the rye whiskey version. This one is great as well! More of the base malt flavor comes through due to no spirit infusion, and the base malt is ever so slightly sweet and caramely. The new wood barrels give a nice woody and smokey taste. Looking forward to the last of the trio now. A-
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BrewDad (5116) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish Brown in color, hazy with a thin head. This was a big beer with very light touches of oak. I was hoping for more. Light other spices this beer just did not hit the mark. Way too spendy. Too many flavors to combine.
Nocturne (1203) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at City Beer, SF. Hazy red shade. Aroma offers a hint of fruit and vanilla. Sticky, sugary red fruit taste. Thereís a hint of oak present but itís not an overt or overpowering factor by any means. Quite tasty.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, the third in the series, pours a pretty cloudy red/orange, thin head but laces well. Mild but pleasant nose, alcohol, malts, wood notes. taste is very pleasant, a bit sweet, oaky, mild malts, alcohol. finishes a bit wet.
marcus (7671) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark amber with a modest beige head and a fruit and vanilla aroma. There is a full-bodied dark malt and cherry flavor with a slightly sour oaky finish.
oRos (1381) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Taste is dark fruits. Oak. Vanilla. Roasted malt. Not well balanced. Fruit aroma
kcorum10 (331) - Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an amber color with thin head. This beer is just confusing to me. The flavors donít mix at all in my opinion. There are fruits, wood, oak, bitterness, and heat that all seem to be doing a rumble royal in my mouth. I feel the same about the other 2.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Amber pour with a small white head. Woody, fruity aroma with earth and spice. Citrusy, woody, spice and boozy flavor. Meh.
UDBeernut (2187) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared at the ba bottle share. Pours amber. Big oak nose, taste is big pulpy wood, light citrus finish is dry. Solid body.