cubs (10721) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Bottle @ home (6/30/2015 vintage). Dark reddish brown appearance with a dissipating tan head. Aroma has dark chocolate, caramel, and nutty notes that are totally foreign to any other Casey beers I've had. There's a little bit of fruit but it's more akin to figs and dates. Somewhat tart flavor with even a hint of cheese. Somewhat refreshing and a touch juicy. Kind of fun but below average compared to other Casey releases. jrob21 (3832) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2017
A little acidic. Could have sworn there was fruit in this thing but nope. Just malt and yeast. Really solid. theisti (4217) - Kansas, USA - AUG 1, 2017
750 ml corked and caged bottle purchased at Aspen Wine and Spirits in Aspen, Colorado. Label on bottle with Bottled on 2/24/17. The pour is hazed brown copper with a ½ inch light tan head. The aroma is toffee, nut malt, funk yeast and oak barrel towards the back. The sweetness of the malt is the primary story here. The taste is a nice blend of the nut toffee malt and the slightly funky house yeast, with the oak barrel drying out the finish. The palate is medium bodied, soft natural carbonation, dry barrel finish. Well executed. ajnepple (7172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2017 750 ml bottled 2/24/17 and listed at 8%, purchased at Small Batch Liquors. Brown appearance with a tan head. Aroma of toasted grain, tart fruits, nutty malts, light oak and hints of earth and vanilla. Similar flavor, rich, malty, mildly acidic/sour and lightly vinous. Smooth, mild puckering feel with a lingering, light dry finish. Nice. GTAEgeek (2454) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle shared on site. Dark brown, with a big, bubbly, beige head. Rye, toffee, dates, licorice, and chalk. Sweet and malty, with a touch of tartness. Medium body, smooth and creamy. This is an oddity for Casey; a malt forward beer. Quite tasty and unique.
50belair (3684) - Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2016
Bottle. Brown pour with a kaki head. Nice sour notes give way to caramel malts. Oak and barrel backbeats. Good body and mouthfeel. ctipping (2251) - Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2016
750 mL bottle. Pours deep brown. Medium white head. Smells very nutty and malty. Toasty malt. Kinda nutty. Tastes surprisingly sour. Lemon tartness that becomes deeper from the dark malts. Almost becomes like a sour cherry, but never quite broaches the fruit territory. Toasty malt. Pretty sour. Well carbonated. Medium body. It’s not what I expected. Dark malts dominate and it never really melds together. BVery (11385) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle at WTWBA 2016. Murky brown pour with a big head. Malty, some sour citrus. A little dry. Okay. wchesser (2144) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2016
First batch almost 2 years old. Clear brown. Nose is some tart cherry, dark sour funk, some earth. Taste is dark malt core with sour finish. Lots of tart dried sour cherry flavor, dark farmhouse funk. Reminds me of a lighter Cuvee de Tomme maybe, but more in the Flanders vein than a bier de garde but great beer regardless. Great balance. Loved this. luttonm (6830) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. Another hat tip to Pruf for sending these gems my way. Another big winner out of this box. Bright ring foam, very dark leathery brown opaque pour. Oak, leather, tobacco depths on nose. Body adds a red fruit flavor, tart cherry, raspberry and some strawberry sweetness. Fantastic. Leather tobacco undertones. BdG is an interesting idea but the dark oaky barrel takes this in an interesting direction. Just fantastic.