jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Sitting here waiting on Santa Claus and this beer fits the bill. Courtsey of hopdog, the 2004 bottled version pours caramel brown with a small white head. Man is this a good beer. Aroma is pure caramel. Flavor is malty sweetness balanced by mild hop flavor with light alcohol notes. Reminds me of Fish Tail Old Woody. fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Cloudy dark orange amber with off-white tan bubbly head. Vinuous, earthy, caramel aroma. Flavor is sweet, earthy, roasted caramel, hop. Smooth, soft palate. hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2005
750ml bottle shared courtesy of egajdzis (thanks!). 2002 vintage. Poured a dark and cloudy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, light smoke, cherries, lightly vinous, and dark fruits (reminded of a barley wine). Tastes of dark fruits, nuts, caramel, and light smoke. Enjoyable. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Thanks to egajdzis for this rare vintage treat (2002). Pours a cloudy reddish orange with barely any head. Aroma of vanilla, dark fruits, caramel and some roastiness. Flavor is a bit roasty and then some of the same vanilla, dark fruits and maybe some nuts that I picked up in the aroma. beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2004
Aroma: Grassy, hoppy aroma present, although it was very fleeting and not real profound. Some caramelly malt in the nose also.
Appearance: Murky light brown, with head that didn't stay. Some lacing stayed on the sides of the glass and top of the beer while cold/cool, then as it warmed it subsided. This wasn't the most attractive beer.
Flavor: Flavor is carbon copy of the aroma, some grass, some caramel, some oxidation. Crystal malts are prevalent.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, silky, syrupy mouthfeel with enough bitterness to balance. I really did like the mouthfeel of this beer. Alcohol not noticeable.
Overall: Non-offensive, however its nothing great. Iron Hill does an excellent job, and this is a drinkable beer, but not one of their best. Very one dimensional. Try the Porter, its to die for.
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Cask at the Grey Lodge in Philly. Malt and actually wood is the flavor I got from this one. Different. Good beer. egajdzis (6589) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2006 Cask 2/13/04... Poured a hazy mahogany color with no head or lace. Mild fruity malt aroma, caramel sweet malty taste. Nothing very special. 6 3 4 3 12 (2.8)
2002 Vintage 11/22/05... Poured a hazy amber red color with a small white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dried fruits, nuts, caramel malts, and light oxidation. Taste of more dried fruits, vinous, sweet malts, tart fruits, light alcohol as well. 8 4 8 4 17 (4.1)