Nocturne (1594) - 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 (8598) - 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 (1498) - 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 (347) - 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 (2472) - 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.
Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours amber with reddish hues and a small tan head. Well-apparent caramel, subtle plum, toffee, and wood on the nose. Swashing lace on my snifter. The flavor has loads of astringent alcohol notes, grains, subtle fruits like banana, cranberry, more barrel, Booze, booze, and more booze. BOOZE! Medium/high carbonation and full body. Definitely a brew to save for the end of the night. Donít try this before dinner like I did! I can feel myyy sensesss dulliii..*^*!&@
jbruner (3720) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to rbrazell! Pours a translucent golden brown with thin ring of off-white head that doesnít really lace. Aroma is sweet vanilla, light earthiness, spice. Taste falls flat of the other two, but all the notes are still there. Least favorite.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
651mL thanks to BSchnab! Pours a clear, deep orange. Thicker yellowish foam. Good, webby lacing. Nose is detergent volatile moving to candied orange, buttery biscuit. Taste is coconut oil up front but then harshly woody, dry, and tannic. Biting and near anesthetic like having just brushed my teeth. Abrasive, tannic body. Wood spirals were probably a bad idea.