Floback (540) - 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 (2939) - 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 (9343) - San Diego County, 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.
blklab2007 (2092) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle dated may 30 12. Pour has a brown color and a thick layer of tan head that fell away to some pillows floating about on the surface. Aroma has sweet sticky malts, oak, toffee, hints of dark fruit, and a bit of heat. Mouth feel is full with heavy coating and decent carbonation for a barrel aged beer. Flavor is even more rich, vanilla, oak, dark brown sugar, heavy malts, fermented dark fruit, and a hint of cherry only because the label told me to look for it. It is rich and full and the barrel mixes in quite well. Reminds me of Big Sound that I quite liked as well!
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper amber pour, off white head. Fruit cocktail, green oak, spicy hops, brown sugar, alcohol, caramel. My least favorite of the 3.
fluffy (1941) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
on tap at New World Brewery. aroma was quite hoppy and boozy, flavor was similar. the alcohol was quite hot and way up front, stomping on pretty much the rest of the flavor, of which i got a little bit of wood and piney resin, almost like drinking cough syrup. maybe the other 2 that are BA arent as booze heavy as this one.
Inbreak (2878) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 27.06.2013, tap @ Top Hops Beer Shop NY:
Small creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly neutral, caramel malts, butterscotch, vanilla, dark sugar, oak, toffee, hints of alcohol and grass, chocolate. Taste is slightly sweet, caramel malts, dark sugar, butterscotch, toffee, vanilla, oak, grass, hints of alcohol and chocolate. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Nice.
Jow (2703) - New York, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grabbed a bottle from Whole Foods went with new oak since it was highest rated although knowing my own tastes rye may have been better choice. pours reddish murky copper with thin head that dissipates. nose of toffee of wood. Its oaky, with vanilla, toffee, cherries, raisins, light hoping, and quite dry. palate is a touch thin and its drying on finish. I ordered an old fashioned at wedding recently and I can see it here.
mcberko (9339) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Belmont Station Bier Cafe, pours a murky dark orange with a small beige head. Aroma is quite complex, bringing out lemon peel and oak barrels upfront. Flavour is quite boozy, with notes of oak, alcohol, paint thinner and some dark fruits, taken out a bit by the lemon. Not the most refined beer, but drinkable in small quantities. Okay.
douglas88 (7247) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy red hue with a small white head. A sweet nose with berries, wood. A big malty sweet fruity flavor with dry caramel. Light oak. Toffee and chardonnay. Good.