Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2012
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured deep amber/ruby with an off white head. aroma was cherry and caramel. flavor was cherry, caramel, and notes of oxidation. body was slick with low carbonation. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 28, 2012
750ml bottle from Baker, thanks man. Rating #16. Nice brew, very mild, but very pleasant. Light sweetness, caramel, no bitterness to speak of. Good stuff. (2351) thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear rich brown with no head. Nose of earth, fresh leafy vegetables, chocolate, barrel, maple, bourbon vanilla and dark fruit. Taste of maple, vanilla, bourbon, butter-cream, well balanced! Moderate thick body with a big linger. Nice barley wine. Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye.
Deep amber pour with very little off-white head. Lots of caramel malt and toffee aromas - flavors of bourbon, dark fruit, and toffee. Alcohol comes out more and more as it warms. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a reddish-amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is heavy on the caramel and toffee malt, with a little bit of rum and cocoa mixed in. The flavor is a little more complex. I get a lot of toffee, caramel, dark fruit, rum, roasted malt, molasses and some raisins. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice.
blutt59 (6565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2011
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, amber colored pour with no foam, aroma is maple malty bourbon, flavor of vanilla, rum cake, maple , caramel candy, somewhat hot on the finish brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 24, 2011
A: The beer pours an amber color with a short lived khaki colored head, initially a finger and a half tall.
S: Oak is very evident on the nose right off the bat. Sweet caramel, dark fruits, and maple syrup provide a pleasant sweetness to it. There is a touch of char to the aroma, which I am assuming is from the barrel.
T: Starts off with a big time maple syrup flavor. The finish has a lot of oak flavor to it and a touch of char. Some dark fruit character, perhaps black cherries and plums. Caramel and brown sugar provide additional sweetness.
M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation.
O: This beer is close to being really good, but at times the oak flavor is just too strong and detracts from the enjoyment of the beer. bhensonb (15358) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 6, 2011
750 c&c from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours a brilliant clear dark garnet with a smear of beige head. Aroma is mostly medium dark fruit. Full body. Flavor is sweet malt, sweet dark fruit, and some bitter. The fruit is familiar, but I can’t place it. There are suggestions of coffee and chocolate, but I don’t think that’s right either. It is malty. There is an earthy barnyard aspect, like something that was in a barrel over long. Let’s just say it’s unusual and complex. A damn interesting and tasty ale.
Extra note: Some time has passed, and now this is definitely oak/bourbon. Amazing how the flavors varied with time. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2011
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, molasses, rum raisins, and roasted malt. Flavor of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and vanilla. robertjm (892) - Albany, California, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Apretty much no head, butbabwhisp of foam. Bit of carbonation. Dark burnt orange body. Aroma thick of soy sauce. Flavors of raisins and rum. Slight roundness from the barrell aging. Reminds me most of an english style barley wine. Bit of coconut lingers the aftertaste. Best sipped in front of a fire with a thick cigar I supose.