skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
Pours a murky brown with a small tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of sweet malts, dark fruits, oakey agave, pepper, caramel, wood, and some light booze. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, medium-long, slightly boozy finish. Overall, a tasty and very unique strong ale. hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2013
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 8 oz growler... Pours hazy, brown and completely still. The aroma offers a mishmash of minerals, dark sherry and a subtle note of clear tequila. Full-bodied and sticky with minimal carbonation. The vinous, fruity flavor provides sweet fortified wine – tawny port or medium-dry sherry - singed caramel and dried dark fruits. Warming, vinous, agave finish. I’ve never experienced a tequila barrel-aged brew that was an improvement over the base beer. Still holds true. Growler courtesy of a generous friend! JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2013 Tasted at barrel night 2013. Dark, cloudy amber brown, with no head. Tequila, very noticeable barrel aging, oak, sweet dense malt, caramel, dark fruit, toffee, raisin, and wood. I don’t really like tequila barrel aged beers, but this one turned out pretty good. Slow sipper, and somewhat boozy. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
On tap @ Lost Abbey Barrel Night. Murky dark amber pour with no head. Tequila, cedar, nut shells, and caramel aromas. Booze, dark fruit, pepper, and lots of wood. Not pleasant. Flavor is slightly better as there is more sweet caramel and dark fruit than on the nose. But, still lots of tequila, wood, and nut shells. Booze, pepper, and a touch of cedar. Did not care for this one.