beern (257) - Alabama, USA - SEP 1, 2017
Pours a light whiskey color with a 3-finger off white head with a hint of oak and malt in the nose. Tastes of moderately bitter hops with a semi sweet malt backbone with a hint of astringent oak. It's medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. It has a warming candi sugar finish. Very little alcohol in the taste. Very complex and very good. alex_leit (5540) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 18, 2017
Bottle. Aroma: different malts, wine, spices, a little oak, hoppy, oxidized and fruity. Taste: white port wine, oak, richest maltiness, warming, bitter finish. Gluepot (783) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2017
A dense off-white head on an amber/orange body. Nose features citrus hops, brown sugar, apricots and fruit zest. A well blended and crafted double. Citrus and tropical fruit, melon, toffee, wood, dark berries and a hint of cherries work well together. Used to have a solid whiff of vanilla, but not in this batch. Nsanders (1194) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2017
6 month old bottle. Hazy amber color with a white head and medium lacing. Green pear, grass, slight oak, and pine aromas. Light sweetness finished by a restrained pine aftertaste. Heavier body with a fizzy feel. stef73 (718) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2017
Pris au pub même, de couleur cuivre avec peu everfesssance, on n’a des notes des agrumes a ex un côté de bois . C est une qui a un côté boisé avec un agrume et un côté floral .
ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2017
DOB:?swesson (478) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2017
2015 BJCP Category: 33A Wood-Aged Beer (base style: 22A Double IPA)
AROMA: Sweet nose with confectionery notes of toffee, caramel. Slight sherry oxidation character is fine. Citrusy/piney hops are present, but do not dominate. Moderate alcohol character. 8/12
APPEARANCE: Murky copper hue; very hazy body. Mammoth off-white frothy head retains and laces well. 3/3
FLAVOR: Moderately-sweet palette overall with English-style confectionery notes of toffee. Wood imparts slight vanilla and nutty flavors. Bitterness is strong, dank. Hop flavor akin to resin or citrus concentrate. Minor oxidation creates for sherry-like taste. Alcohol is quite prominent as it finishes with warming sensation. 14/20
MOUTHFEEL: Full-bodied with medium-low carbonation. Smooth, soft texture with noticeable alcohol warmth (not surprising consider it’s 10% ABV). 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Interesting, impressive hybridization of styles. May be a little too big, though. 7/10
TOTAL SCORE: 35/50
From a bottle. Pours amber and makes a medium white head. Smells of hops and oak. Tastes of caramel, brown sugar, and hop back taste. This is an original brew from one of my favorite breweries.
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Doesn’t smell like much. Some oak, some hops but very muted. Surprising. Looks great, light brown with a dark cream head. Tastes malty and creamy with a dash of earthy hops at the end. Better than 120 in my opinion, I like the addition of oak. Good creamy palate. Dogfish Head is becoming one of my favorite brewers. Andrew196 (2062) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2017
Pours a cloudy copper-red, wispy ivory head. Aroma is phenomenal, woodiness, resin, honey, butterscotch, stone fruit and deep florals. Full on the tongue but still a carby bite...so much going on here, caramel, toffee, florals, pine, wood, apricot and earthiness....root vegetable. Very complex and flavorful with a solid sweet oak finish. An outstanding specimen! Rumbero (94) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2017
2013 12 oz bottle:
aroma - very sweet caramel, toffee, molasses and brown sugar. hint of vanilla with just a faint sign of oxidation.
appearance - pours deep amber, with a thin off-white head of maybe quarter inch thickness with low retention. the beer is hazy bordering on muddy although it seems to clear a bit as it warms. light lacing is observed.
taste - complex combination of bold malt sweetness together with intense bitterness that slams the palate. the evidence of oak aging is definitely there with vanilla notes in the background.
palate - this is a medium/full bodied beer with resiny, oily texture and pronounced astringency. medium carbonation. finishes long and strong with intense sweetness that lingers
overall - this beer is not for the faint of heart. obviously does not mellow with age as some other strong ales and barleywines. as with other DFH beers, it promises intensity and does not disappoint even after aging.