Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Another Dr. Bill offering at the PP Strong Ale fest. This brew pours with a cloudy orange body topped by a medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma and flavor are sweet and fruity with a caramel note. Light to medium bodied and smooth. JFGrind (2080) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Maybe my opinion is influenced that Sam Caligione poured me my sample of Burton himslelf. Fruity aroma lured me into this complex Strong Ale. Not overwhelming hoppiness or alcohol flavor. Somewhere in between 90 & 120 Minute IPA’s. I enjoyed this beer very much, maybe some extra time in the bottle rounded out the beer. PWalk (338) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2004
@ Grey Lodge, golden orange in color. Hoppy but not to a fault. You can taste the alcohol following a swallow. Ends very nicely. I liked it. JoeM500 (1909) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2004
FOBAB’04: DFH ruined a perfectly good batch of 90minute IPA, mixing it with experimental strangeness. Light orange in color, nutty, seedy, peach pit nose, hints of rum. Big syrupy sticky body, huge alcoholic, flame-ready alcohol, medicinal flavor, mixed up, thick, rummy nastiness. This is terrible. I’ll give it another try in the 12oz bottles when it comes out, but I’m sure it’ll be another $8 DFH 12oz that is too huge to actually enjoy. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2004
FOBAB 2004: Not much of a nose. Golden, clear color. Sort of dirty sock tasting. Really thick consistency -- like a cough syrup. Tasted a lot like rum left over from a party that you stupidly drink the next morning ’cause you think it’ll help with your hangover but then you instantly regret it -- just like that. In other words, not so good.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2004
FOBAB ’04. I loved this one. Light orange body with little to no head. Lots of fragrant hops in the aroma. The flavor was fruitty and hoppy, alcohol is well hidden with a sticky sweetness which gets pounded by a sneaky bitterness. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2005 FOBAB 2004: Poured a hazy copper/amber color with no head. A thick drink. There’s definite oak in the aroma, along with a yeasty fruitiness and a hint of bitter hopping. Sweet malts, bitterness, dried fruits, vanilla, and a touch of smokiness. I really wasn’t sure what the style was supposed to be, but enjoyed the drink quite a bit.Dough77 (822) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2004
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beer was quite strong, and had moments of delicousness. but overall not a top brew among the many amazing brews at the wood aged fest. in chicago. taste was a little bit plain, but left a nice bitter aftertaste. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2005 Corked 750ml: Clear copper with a thin finely lacing white head. Aroma has a touch of peaches, caramel and dry oak. Body is smooth sweet and complex with a nice malty/bitter balance and lots of hoppy bitterness. Hides its alcohol quite well and has a nice oaky complexity, but is sort of doesn’t mesh as well with the 90 minute IPA as well as it would’ve with WWS or the Chicory Stout. An enjoyable barrel aged brew though, but could use some aging to lessen the aggresiveness of the oak.. egajdzis (6856) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2005 Poured a light hazy copper color with a medium sized off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Oak, citrus hops, sweet bubblegum, and the signature DFH yeast aroma. Taste was very oaky, with citrus hops, vanilla and a touch of alcohol.