Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Draft from Haymarket. Pours an opaque reddish brown color. No head. Aroma of big barrel. Big caramel, vanilla. Very very light Rosemary. Barrel overpowers. Pretty sweet taste. Medium thick body. charule (2273) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2015
On tap at Haymarket. Poured very dark hazy brown white head. Aroma sweet cherry bourbon booze. Light carb med bod. Tastes sweet drying fruity deep char. Dfonorow (2250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2014
On tap at Haymarket. Pour is deep brown/amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma and flavor of roasted malt, caramel, slight vanilla, candi sugar, and dried fruit. Finish is similar with more alcohol present. Christpuncher (3135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Really sweet with a bourbon finish. Piney and burns the throat when you drink. Pours deep red with a tan head. Had at haymarket.
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Sample at the brewpub. This brew pours a dark brownish-amber color with a medium khaki head that diminishes gradually. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, caramel and ripe fruit. Medium to full body with flavors of caramel malt, citrus and floral yeast. The finish is sweet with subtle spicy booze and citrus in the aftertaste. Decent overall.
tmoreau (4410) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2014
4 oz. serving at the brewery & restaurant for their 3rd anniversary celebration. Showed a deep mahogany, with just a modest layer of off white head foam, and some spots of lacing. The nose was caramelly sweet, with dried fruit esters, and rosemary & orange zest that were subtle, with the peal making a stronger impression on the taste. With boozy, bourbony alcohol, and vanilla & coconut? barrel notes. A full body, with a bit of tang on the tongue, but still a syrupy sweetness to the finish. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Draft on tap at The Fountainhead (Chicago, IL). Return of Cleetus Event. Pours a nice darker deep brownish hue, reddish glow throughout, some good haze and some copper glow on the edges and bottom. Frothy tannish head atop stays as a filmy firm ringed layer atop. Laces ok. Sticks around mellow. Aromas are carmelized and caramele malts, that distinct red/amber malt feel totally pushes against a more mellow spirit barrel, gentle vanilla, touches of orange, some gentle sweetness, spice. A bit sweeter than I thought it would remain, fruity, gentle rosemary. Initial is a medium bodied, a touch thinned with some warmth, spirit, wet and oily orange peels. Gentle toastiness, more vanilla and Bourbon warmth. Gentle carmelized sugar, firmer big hop presence kinda goes into a synergy verge with the more fierce ABV hit. Middle is still a more manageable body, deadened hop presence still provides a decent bitterness. Orange peel still cuts through that barrel aging. Decent to medium barrel presence shows oak, spirit, vanilla, and bourbon. Some gentle rosemary is much more subtle, the barrel working primarily. The rosemary is more presrnt up front and in the nose. Backend is a bit carmelized, touch of girth and toast. Some vanilla, barrel, spirit. Gentle warmth, bourbon, wet oak meets orange rinds and citrus oils. Finish is a bit of citrus oil, spirit, some zest, gentle fruit meets a medium barrel presence. While this beer likely wasn’t the best to lay to rest, the base elements still show life. A bit warm and tannic as we finish, some decent red and toasty malts, gentle warmth, firm bourbon and oak meet still a potent orange rind appeal as that rosemary falls behind. Ok. Fruity nose, more barrel forward beer, with still a nice orange rind kick. I think this beer was odd to begin with. But the barrel aged version is solid enough. Not for the price they are preaching though. zebra (2165) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2013
on tap @ The Return of Cleetus @ Fountainhead. 1st/3 beers of 1st/3 flights. too dark to see how red it was. belgian, sweet. rating #1!