Wombata (625) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2013
Aroma: sweet pineapple, earthy piney hop, coffee
Palate: extremely filling.
Flavor: sweet pineapple, earthy bready malt, piney hop, black breakfast tea, coffee; coffee fades as bitter pine takes over on the finish.
Comment: liquid bread
brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Served as 2006 Double Bastard on French Oak. Mahogany pour with a soapy off-white head. Huge oak aroma, caramel sweetness, mild vanilla, and a fair amount of alcohol. A definite apple note, too. The flavor has some spiciness to it, presumably from the oak. Mild charred oak notes, vanilla, caramel, and toffee. A bit of alcohol and some green apple. ADfan (870) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Pours a dark amber color in the glass. There is toasty malts on the nose with with a touch of sweetness maybe prunes or raisins. Taste has some caramel malts with the oak coming through. I notice a touch of licorice and dark fruits. Good beer. troopie (2350) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2012
From Hennie’s cellar. The malt is strong with this one. Not a barrel monster, the aroma has caramel. Full Bodied, Malty flavour with what I can only call oakey stripes. Long lasting finish some citrus kylefleeger (105) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2011
The beer is a dark burnt amber with creamy white head lacing the glass. It tastes sweet smokey and oakey with nice heat on the backend of the palate. Very good beer.
bb (9519) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream colored head. Caramel and grapefruit aroma. Caramel and oak flavor with grapefruit. Medium bodied. Caramel and oak lingers with grapefruit. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 17, 2011
On draft at Beer Revolution. They said that this is last years version, so the hoppiness had faded. They were right. It pours a rather clear orangy brown color with a disappearing off white head. The aroma is sweet with fruit, caramel and light oak. The flavor is sweet and bitter with big notes of caramel, toffee and big earthy bitterness in the finish. Notes of dry oakiness prevail throughout. Pretty nice if a bit brutal in the finish. robertjm (892) - Albany, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Draft at Beer Revolution - minimal head. Slightly reddish body. Flavors of caramel and malts as compared to lots of hops. Fruits if plums and apricots. Like this because it ’s not too hoppy despite the IBUs. v8powered (157) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 26, 2011
This Double Bastard is smoothed out with a little oak. It makes for a great beer. Very enjoyable sipper. The Oak adds just a little more reason to enjoy this beer. ChainGangGuy (4896) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Appearance: Served up a clouded, ruddy-looking, russet-toned body with a thin, creamyish, near-white head.
Smell: Bready, toasted malts encrusted with caramelized sugars, beer-soaked raisins, hints of vanilla sugar, citrusy hops, and zesty oak wood.
Taste: Caramel as well as bready, toasty malts followed by layers of sweetness with another helping of brown sugar joining in. Raisiny fruitiness, later a bit of cooked apricots. Very small amount of vanilla. The citrusy, earthy hops, lightly bitter throughout, mingle well with the woodsy tannins from the French oak chips. Soft oakiness on the warm finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-light carbonation. Smooth and sticky mouthfeel.
Drinkability: A big beer, a bold beer, but it remains keenly, dangerously drinkable.