fonefan (37873) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ cgarvieuk [ Lets do a chrisO Tasting ], Edinburgh, Scotland.
[ As Widmer Brothers / Cigar City Gentlemenís Club (New Oak Spirals) ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, sweet malt, candy, dried fruit, moderate yeasty, light orange zest, light wood. Initial flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter, finish flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, wood, dried fruit, alcohol, dry, zest bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
cgarvieuk (16663) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting... deep copper ... thin off white head ... soft sweet peppery oak fruit nose... dark sweet fruits ... soft fruit ... soft toffee malts ... quite bitter ... dry oak ... not for me
bhensonb (12055) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Belmont Station. Pours ruddy amber with a slight beige head. Aroma is brown sugar - though not strongly so. Near full bodied. Flavor is mixed fruit, brown sugar, and astringent oak. Itís not really bitter, but between the oak and the hop thereís enough to offset the malt. With time the bitter tends to build up in the mouth. A little red berry and citrus come along. Finishing nicely balanced with brown sugar, fruit, oak and bitter. Itís very different, but persistence reveals a pretty nice ale.
daknole (10103) - 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.
Drake (9999) - 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.
hopscotch (9963) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft... Pours clear and deeply amber with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Great retention. As with the other versions, this beerís aroma is almost too subtle to describe. All I can really pull from my glass of this version are mild notes of toffee and white oak. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and restrained carbonation. The flavor is a bittersweet fusion of toffee and hops intermingled with an enjoyable white oak component. As with the other two versions, there is no alcohol heat here and it finishes malty and mildly bitter. This treatment is much better than the other two. However, the base beer remains reminiscent of an Old Fashioned cocktail and I donít like Old Fashioneds at all. Again, this is the best of the three treatments.
hopdog (9580) - 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.
GT2 (9207) - 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.
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a clear amber-copper color with a medium foamy off-white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruit, oak and caramel. Medium to full body with flavors of oaky bourbon, earthy hops and sweet fruit. The finish is oaky with a sweet and spicy fruit aftertaste. Above average overall.
mcberko (8550) - 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.