VastActiv (7473) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle 12 fl oz at Hair of the Dog Brewing, Portland. Year 2012 made. Best after 4/30/13. Colour is cloudy brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, berries, wood, some sweetness, hints of sourness, warm alcohol and malts. Strange mixture of sour brown / American strong ale but overall very enjoyable complex ale. oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2014
[email protected]sudomorph (1181) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
IX. Ambery copper colour with a small white head. Aroma is floral, wooden, a bit lactic along with some zestiness, alcohol and mild berries. Flavour is biscuity, bready, mild toffee along with some berries, alcohol, fruits and mild grassiness. Quite a big bitter kick in the finish, yet balanced out by the sweetness of alcohol. Mellow and pleasant.
12oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy, but bright, ruby orange, with a thin, off white head. Aroma is a touch acidic with dark fruits, red wine, cherry, and oak. Taste is a bit tart with sour cherries, caramel, whisky, and a sweet/tart finish. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth with no alcohol taste. A lot going on in this beer. Tart cherries, dark fruits, caramel, and oak. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
12oz bottle -
When a brewer sets out to make a style of beer that has such a huge range of variety, being able to make a beer that crosses multiple spectrums is truly an art. I’m not the worlds biggest Deschutes fan...but wowza. What a friggin’ beer.
Aroma is chock-full of heavy oak and bourbon, candied dark fruit, port, vanilla, dark brown sugar, some light dill or celery notes, with chocolate and red wine.....huh? Some how with all those aromas, it works. Huge, huge complexity in the flavor with a perfect amalgamation of wine, whiskey, brandy, brown sugar, and toffee. You are hit over the head with flavors and aromas multiple times and you love every second of it. A stunning beer. Lagerboy (2221) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
12 fluid ounce bottle, Best After: 4/30/13. Murky opaque brownish copper, tan foam settles quickly and rings. Aroma of dank bourbon barrel and rich sweet malt. Taste is strong, tart and vinous, boozy and oaky, deep sweet roasted malt, lots of complex whisky/wine barrel flavors. Soft carbonation, medium-full bodied, moderately hopped. Surprisingly smooth and soft for such a high ABV, a pricey experiment. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)
wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2014
From old notes, tasted with Curtis and some friends in Nashville, probably some time near the summer of 2012, from a 12oz bottle, big thanks to SVT for sharing I think. Pours clear amber with a thick off-white head that leaves dense, smooth lace. The nose is perfumed, caramel malt, oaky vanilla, and vinous fruits. The flavor is a touch tart up front with the vinous fruit, moving to the caramel malt and oaky vanilla, very unique. The body is full and sticky with average carbonation and a long sour and malty barrel finish. kbudd19 (1019) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle. Dark thin red pour with a small layer of tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is rich caramel, mild cherry tartness, brown sugar, oak, somewhat port/sherry like. Taste is light sour, somewhat thin, followed by rich malty sweetness, with a slight cherry tart finish. Very nice beer, real mix, of sour and malty goodness. jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
12 oz bottle. Brown in color with a small beige head. Aroma is of toffee, prune, raisin, grapes must, cinnamon, vanilla, bourbon, wood, and light berry. Taste is of oak, vanilla, vinous, prune, dried cherry, whiskey and caramel. A little too much going on in the beer. It’s almost like they were trying to make it everything at once, which seems to subtract from the beer’s quality. travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. The look is a cashew colored head, clear, brownish red murky colored. The smell is wood, barrel, bourbon, sweet, alcohol, caramel, and toffee. The taste is sweet, alcohol, toffee, sweet, complex, fruits, and good. TBone (17990) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle 355ml (PBF IX)
Deep clear amber color, small white head. Sherry, rye and wood in the sticky nose. Medium to full-bodied. Liquerish. Sweetish. Lots of sherry, malts, vanilla and some bitterness. Complex and solid.