Ratman197 (15624) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2006
On tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured a cloudy gold with a small white head. Aromas of fruit, oak,vanilla, spice and carmel. Palate was light bodied. Flavors of oak, fruitiness,vanilla, spice and some vinous notes with a dry finish BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Draught at Avery, GABF week 2009. Pours cloudy dark yellow with a large creamy off-white head, mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, hay, straw, meal), average hop (flowers, perfume), heavy yeast (horse blanket, barnyard, earth) with notes of apple, pear, pineapple, and wine. Full bodied, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and sourness. Camons (13514) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
Tap @ Falling Rock, Denver. Vintage 2006 version. Pours reddsih golden with a small white head. Aroma of oak, fruit, green apples, sugar, cream, honey. Taste is slightly sour and fruity with oak, honey, grapes, yeast, honey. Thin body, no carbonation. The oak aging works really well adding a clear oak and grape flavor wich suits the beer really good. 080411 jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Salvation on oak-on tap-pours a light tan head that’s rich and thick. Color is a cloudy orange. Taste is spiced and syrupy. hopscotch (11440) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Draft... Mid-GABF ’06 at the Falling Rock Tap House, Denver... Mostly clear golden ale with a small, frothy, off-white head. The aroma is malty, spicy and fruity with all the usual suspects regarding tripel esters and phenols. Only now the nose is a bit more vinous and woodsy with a hint of vanilla. Moderately tart, moderately bitter, fruity, spicy flavor. Full-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes watery and vinous.
cubs (10740) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2011
UPDATED: APR 9, 2011 On tap @ Falling Rock. Slightly cloudy, red-orange appearance with light tan head. Boozy, lightly vinous, quite sweet, fruity, tart nose. Pretty sour, sweet sugary, red fruity, woody, vinous flavor. I think the age really make the sourness and fruitiness forefront. 2006 version. bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Yeasty, malty aroma with a bit of tartness. yeasty, tart, earthy, slight almost berry flavor. Medium bodied. Yeasty, malty, tart, vanilla flavors linger. 3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2008
2008 GABF week @ Avery. 2005 vintage. Cloudy unfiltered honey orange color, soft white head. White wine nose, crisp notes of grapes and sweet mead. 9% is easily noticeable, comes across slightly boozy and hot. At times it’s too sweet, but the cider and mead character is quite nice... some melon and orange fruit notes present as well. Ernest (7890) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2005
2005 Boulder Strong Ale Fest.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is moderately malty (cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, lemon), with notes of banana, clove, grapes, and wood.
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Still needs more aging time, but showing the most wine character of the three so far. I hope Adam is patient with these oaked versions, especially the Salvation and Reverend, which stand to gain the most from this process IMHO. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Sampled at the second annual Bistro’s West Coast Barrel Aged Beer Fest as "Salvation Crucified": Clear golden bronze color has a nicely-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet biscuity Belgian malt and a hint of mint and orange peel along with a light fruity tartness. Body starts with a nice oaky chardonnay complexity and sweet Belgian maltiness with a good balance of coriander and clove spices toward a crisp oaky vinous finish. Nice choice of barrel and good balance throughout.