miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015 redave (166) - squaw valley, California, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Found this at Fresno’s BevMo. Label was so worn, i wonder if this had been in a box/case that had traveled across the nation, more than twice, I’ve never seen such weirdly worn labels before.
I decided to get it anyways....
Appearance, rather dark amber, kinda woody like ha
Very thin head, not much lacing, off white head.
Aroma, not much, some malt perhaps.
Taste, not exactly like the DIPA’s I’ve known, in fact I’m pretty sure this is mislabeled, Isn’t this really just a barrel aged IPA [single]?
Some wood, rather green like, some other interesting flavors in there however. Just not quite there, though...
Someone described this as an English Strong Ale, not a bad description.
I’d try this again, but i wouldn’t pay a lot for it. Seems like the Bevmo price was Ok...
Interesting attempt however.
kaser (6314) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Dark Orange with tons of head after. Ripe apricot and vanilla flavor. Unique and poundable. Had this poured in small glass from draft at the American Beer Classic 2015. AWISLguy (3177) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2014
500ml bottle from Binny’s in Highland Park. Pours an unclear amber with an orangey head. Some spotty lacing. Aroma has sweet fruits, malt, a toastiness, some wood. Taste is of sweet toffee malts, some grapefruit, some grain, spicy pine and heavy resin. Somewhat dank and somewhat oak-y. Medium bodied with just a touch of alcohol presence. Finishes with length, and bittersweet. Interesting flavor, unfortunately not in a positive way. Decent, nothing more. 13.3 slowrunner77 (12147) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"an "amber ale" listed as a BSA on ratebeer for some reason, but listed as a wood-aged double ipa on the breweries site. kind of a poor example of any of the three. a little fruity, no belgian aspects. the wood either mutes the hops too much, there’s not enough, or it’s a little old. an ok beer that i wouldn’t seek out."
Dogbrick (13144) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Sample at Tied House. The beer is a slightly hazy dark amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Hops, citrus and malt in the nose. Medium-bodied with flavors of piney hops, citrus and grainy malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a short resiny hops aftertaste. Average overall.
SDalkoholic (2395) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Created a perfect layer of fluffy foam head where as the liquid was a dark tea brown hue that seemed to glow. As for the nose, there was a delicate presence of caramel malt and a background of citrus fashioned hops. The flavor is crisp and has a nice balance to the grained caramel like malt and a taste of hops that are very different. Has a bready profile with perhaps a lurking touch of oats. bytemesis (8584) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Tap. Pours clear reddish amber, small creamy beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is faint herbal, cedar, caramel. Flavor is same, baseball and woody. Medium boss AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Clear dark amber color witrh fleeting ivory foam. Dry caramel, tea leaf aromas. Medium body with soft co2. Lightly sweet spicy caramel flavors with some black tea leaf, drying cardboard finish UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Pours a hazy brown color with some indistinct sweet aromas immediately noticeable. A little nutty and toasty with a very strong alcohol flavor. The faintest bitterness lingers afterwards. bigbish (712) - California, USA - APR 3, 2012
Pours a slightly cloudy amber/brown color, very thin head. I love the aroma that is coming off this beer. Very sweet and malty with a hint of raw grains. The flavor is similar. It has a nice malty sweet finish. My only complaint is that it’s fairly thin. I’d like a little more body for this type of flavor, it feels kind of watered down. A decent brew. Nothing to write home about.