ogglethorp (919) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Tap at MBGSF 08. Pours a hazy, rusty color with a thin tan colored head. Aroma is oak, citrus, light bourbon. Flavor is caramel, grapefruit, oak, yeast, vanilla, brown sugar. Palate is full to medium bodied, mild carbonation, finished bitter with a hint of malt sweetness. Greta use of barrel aging. Flavor improved as it warmed. Rock solid all around. punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Tap at the ’08 MBG Summerfest. Hazy copper brown pour. Vanilla, oak, subtle bourbon, banana, orange and dark fruit. Medium-full body with lots of carbonation. masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2008
On tap at the MBG summer fest 08’. Poured a cloudy brown color. Nice big citrus on the nose as well as some yeast and oak. Flavor has big citrus notes as well, more oak and wood, with a nice doughy bready backbone to pull it all together. I don’t know what style this actually is, but it tasted like a barrel aged IPA that worked. I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Kind of surprised me. Well done. kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 28, 2008
Draft @ The Livery. Pours a murky, grapefruit-brown color; bright off-white head with web-like lacing; attractive, chewy looking pour. Lots of tart grapefruit, brown sugar, and sour cherries and breadiness; excellent grapefruit and toasty oak notes. Medium-to-full, dense chewy mouthfeel: lots of chewy grapefruit, brown sugar, breadiness and toasty wooden character; gorgeous, soft mouthfeel; tart grapefruit note sits beautifully inside the oak and chewy malt core. Excellent stuff. Lengthy finish, showing brown sugar, candy sugar, and toasty oak. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2008
Growler from BBB63, thanks Mike. Shared with bikesanbeers, my girlfriend Cyn and his girlfriend Jessi. This is so damn easy to drink its kind of insane. Pours copper with a tan ring. Nose is sweet and oaky, with hints of alcohol, overall a very big nose, There is also apple elements in the nose. Taste is sweet, with some molasses, sugary, big alcohol is hidden, this an interesting brew, it reminds me of a Weizenbock with its apple cidery taste and look. This was very easy to drink and as such got me somewhat trashed.
unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2008
growler from BBB63. Amber/copper. Big nose. Fresh figs, Lots of them. Flavor is Dr. Pepper. Big sweetness, lots of flavors and other characters going on. shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Pours a clear copper color with a tan head. Aroma is malty, caramel, green apple, and some alcohol. Flavor is malty, caramel, green apple, oak, vanilla and a light toasty alcohol finish. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Hand-bottle from a growler courtesy of BBB63: Pours a transparent copper bronze with a thin ring of off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty caramel malt and some mild fruity tartness and oak with some fresh piny English hops and a hint of soapiness. Body starts fairly full with a lot of oaky barrel flavor and semi-sweet earthy caramel malt with a drier piny citrusy finish. A pretty interesting brew that should age well. JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Courtesy BBB63. Cloudy light amber color with a thin white soapy head. Moderate bourbon aroma with settled down as it breathed a bit. Dried apricot and oak on aroma also. Taste is a bit hot, there’s some notes of Belgian yeast way back there, some spice. Smells better than it tastes. Ibrew2or3 (8912) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Big thanks to BBB63 for bringing this beer down to Degarth’s the Tampa tasting. Pours copper-ish orange with thin white head. The aroma has barrel wood notes, it seems a bit chalky, has fruity esters and some caramel. The taste is up front barrel aged wood and booze with a backbone of mild dark fruity ester and caramel malt roastiness. Then the booze fortified notes build again and provide a drying sense. Ends with fruity esters, mild maltiness and more booze.