pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2012 sampled at GTMW 2010. gettin late in the day with this one so here goes... pours a murky/muddled caramel brown accompanied with a thin light beige head... aroma/flavors contained a bunch of dark fruits, caramel with too much residual sweetness that made it seem somewhat underattenuated. a little too cloying for me to thoroughly enjoy. barrelness wasn’t too assertive.bu11zeye (13288) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Earlier Rating: 6/10/2010 Total Score: 3.1
Snifter at hopleaf... Poured a dark cloudy and opaque dark cola
brown with a thin soapy tan head...Aroma of Flavors of sweet
sacharine dark fruit semi-messy and not too refined. A little flabby
and lacks refinement with very little barrel. Lacking in the barrel
standpoint. Syrupy and very malt-forward and not too appealing
on tap today, 11/25/11, at the brewpub for black friday. this has no resemblance of its former self other than appearance. a ruddy mostly opaque reddish brown tint with a thin to medium very light beige head that is quick to recede.... bourbon toffee caramel and dark fruity nose. very nice barrel impartations, somewhat sweet, but showing some added depth with the deeper caramel and chewy toffee while hints of raisin and figs flirt underneath... flavors are more of the same with as much character and richness like the aforementioned aroma. hard to detect any heat so it went down smoothly. the barrel notes were not overdone and paired well with the base beer. just shy of medium bodied with a light carbonation. def an improvement from what i had on prior occasions.
(Draught) Pours an amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, chocolate, bread, and cherry. Flavor of roasted malt, cherry, earth, caramel, some dates, and raisins with a dry finish. deyholla (12663) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Sampled from the tap at the 2010 GTMW. Poured a cloudy brown with a near brown head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma was sweet grain, bread and caramel with a bit of dark grain and bourbon underlying. Flavor was quite sweet as well with caramel and cereal notes. The bourbon helps mellow the sweetness a bit in the finish.