ganache (5951) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Tap at the Maple Shade location, from the hand pump. Beautiful dark honey brown with legs but no head. Nose is lightly sweet, spirits-level caramel and a single wisping fume. Light, watery-flat body, caramel with hugely heavy/thick sticky syrupy red berry/fruit and brush strokes of oak/vanilla on the side. Love the complexity here! And I’m happy to see such rounded barrel effects are still possible without the barrels. Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Aroma of licorice, chocolate, orange peel molasses. Pours thick and deep brown. Taste of chocolate, molasses, and oak. Very cool. closey22 (1972) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Malty aroma with hints of vanilla and prune. Hazy red-brown w/ thin tab head. Flavor is rich and cplex. Hints of the flavors from aroma plus some bourbon barrel. So good. Too bad it’s almost gone. keepersj12 (3133) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2012
I don’t often agree with the descriptions of the beers I rate but this one is spot on. Reddish brown, cloudy with just a thin line of foam. Very malty aroma with some caramel and toffee, maybe a hint of butterscotch. The flavor has the same with a nice taste of vanilla and the oak. Very potent as you feel the warmth on the throat.