TEJA (3067) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2014
Fluffy beige head. Clear amber color. Complex aroma from both hops and the whiskey barrel. Medium bitterness with a very interesting taste. Mikljon (12) - San Mateo, California, USA - AUG 7, 2014
On tap at The Office Bar and Grill. Rich sweet whiskey and wood aroma, loads of caramel. Taste is on the sweet side, followed by the woody bourbon. Finishes semi-dry with plenty of tight astringent bitterness. Some alcohol burn. Tasty and pretty strong. Hard to find, but worth it.
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Tap at Jernigans NC. A really nice example of what a wood aged beer can be mildly. As to say, you really taste the wood in this beer...not the bourbon or the wine...the wood. It’s a solid Strong Ale with a heavy malt all the way through. Hints of oak through with a woody finish. Could be a bit thicker, but tasty! bhensonb (15251) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark copper with a beige head. Aromas of citrus and rye? Med body or better. It’s sort of rye spicy. Just a little on the sweet side. There’s a subtle oak astringency that seems to turn it towards dry. Very well blended flavors. Nice. ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Glassy red in color with a fine, contrasting white head, the nose is strong of alcohol and, perhaps, whiskey barrel wood. It’s easy, and not over-wooded, but still potent with alcohol. It reminds me very much of an Old Foghorn, but thinner in body and flavor. This beer should not be consumed cold. It’s thin, wet, and straight to the point. Drink it cold and you lose alot of the beer’s gentle nuances. Although it tastes fresh, it’s still palatable for a beer that, by its nature, should be aged. But it’s nice, classy, and has a great flavor profile of an American Barleywine, with hops and delicious, woody malts. Overall, it’s thin, but to the point. A really easy drink.
Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2014
On tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pour is medium amber with a small white head. Aroma is of fruit, resin, spice, and caramel. Flavor is of toffee, oak, rye malts, and fruit rind. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Sampled at GABF2013. Pours a ruddy mahogany with a nice white head. Aroma of barrel, christmas tree, pine, spice, some oak and resinous qualities as well. Flavor is fairly bitter with a moderate sweetness. Lots of vanilla, oak, pine, and bourbon. Slick bodied, lively carbonation. Finishes with lots of oak and bourbon. Enjoyable. anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2013
Draft @ Falling Rock Tap House, Denver, CO. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody weak piney hoppy aroma with hints of vanilla and caramel. Fruity malty woody vanilla flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty woody vanilla and caramel finish. jmgreenuk (9459) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 11, 2013
Tap at GABF 2013. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is with fruity and resinous. The flavour is fairly neutral vegetable with a weak liqourice weak fruit resin palate. This beer is so hard to rate but it was very drinkable and I would love to cellar a bottle of this stuff. DYCSoccer17 (3698) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
16 ounce sample on tap at Toronado for their 26th anniversary. The aroma has a light dustiness with a mild to moderate bourbon character, and nice underlying sweetness present. Good nose. Transparent amber body with a small, weak, off-white head. Starts a bit fizzy and carbonated, before light metallic, tinny flavor comes in briefly. Bourbon then follows which plays well with the base beer. Very balanced. Finishes with slight metal. A little too carbonated, but otherwise, nice.