merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Mild Brown Head Ring, Decent Lacing
S: Definitely Oaked, Vanilla, Rye, Black Bread, Mild Oatmeal
T: Oatmeal, Rye, Dark Mild Roasted Malts, Black Bread
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Dry, Mildly Bitter
Overall, a really great beer with a lot going on and the white oak mellows it out enough to make very drinkable. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2012
On draft at Cigar City. Wow. What a tasty blend that I never would have thought of. Pours a light brown with an off-white head. Nose is bread, malt, hints of rye spiciness with lovely vanilla notes that float around the rye and amplify the great qualities in the rye. Flavor is a similar blend of awesome and wonderful. I get bread, rye, and vanilla, with some wood in there also. I think this beer is great, and I would not know it was 9%, but would drink the hell out of it otherwise.