lb4lb (2570) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in trade. Thanks. Pours a reddish clear color with short lived beige head. Smell is sweet, slightly nutty, and artificially and overly sweet, in fact. Taste is a bit more balanced and much nicer than the smell, with a tartness, some burnt sugar flavor, a bit of alcohol and perhaps nuttiness. Kind of a bitter burnt sugary lingering flavor. Medium body and normal carbonation. Not too shabby.
halfonit (1211) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad brew at all. Has hints of burnt caramel in it for the scent. Nice beer , Near perfect after taste.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No surprise winter ale. Light chestnut, good sized tan head. Sweet malts, winter spiced ale notes of dried fruit and sweet spices, but some distinct American hops as well, especially in the finish. Drinkable, not remarkable, but perhaps my favorite from Woodstock.
Sammy (9280) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mouth creamy, malt job. Malt in aroma. Not bad but finishable only if very thirsty. A tad of dryness.1900th bottle review
TheEpeeist (3473) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Clear rusty brown with a puffy tan head. Nose hints at mulled wine with raisin. Medium body with a coating mouthfeel and fuzzy carb. Taste is spruce, blackberry and caramel. Bitter greens aftertaste a disappointment.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to my buddy Mike for holding onto a bottle of this for me. Deep amber beer with a thick tan head. Aroma is quite sweet and fruity. Light red berries and even a hint of pine/spruce tips as well. The aroma also shows a soft toasted almond nuttiness. Sweet and fruity with a lightly toasty character. Softly chewy with a good balance. Lovely brew.
puboflyons (2391) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 fl. oz (US) bottle with an expiration date of Nov ’08. Pours a beautful reddish-brown with a tan head and significant lacing. Malty aroma and something that almost reminds me of firewood. Not burnt or smoked. Solid mouthfeel. Smooth and dry flavor. I have had many of their brews but this one is topnotch.
OldGrowth (2854) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from trade with 46er3498. Best by 11/08. Good aroma, sweet. Brown sugar, caramel, cardboard, candied fruits, minor spice about it. Clean brownish orange color, real good head, ok lacing. Bitter sweet flavor, like aroma with the emphasis on the sweet parts. Medium body, oily creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish, Tasty. I like it. I guess I’m in the minority with this one. I got a perfect pour on this one. Nice inch thick head that came right up to the top of my Woodstock Inn pint glass.
jimhilt (2452) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a three-fingered cream head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Crystal clear amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Slight malty nose. Flavor some caramel, with a balanced to bitter finish. Lingering bitter aftertaste. High ABV is hidden. $1.50 for a 12 oz bottle from Capital Convenience Concord, NH.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Two beers in one night that I could get some buttery/butterscotch flavors? Interesting. The beer itself wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t great either. Mediocrity seems to be a key word for many of the beers we had that night. A butterscotch aroma and roasted malts. Cherrywood in color, clear with a nice fluffy two-finger head. Flavors were roasted malts with a spicy/hoppy 1-2 combo. I wouldn’t revisit this beer.