ads135 (4727) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 19, 2015 CanIHave4Beers (4188) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy copper color with a small head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is rich and intriguing, very sweet and caramel forward, some weird tootsie roll & some cocoa. Plenty of dark toast french oak in there as well. Defiantly rich smelling, perhaps a touch too sweet smelling to be really inviting, but interesting for sure.
The flavor is way unbalanced, rudely sweet with loads of tootsie roll and french oak. Where the oak mingles well in the aroma it overpowers the flavor. Beneath what I don’t like lies a pretty good idea for a beer, it’s got a mellow alcohol character, nice toasty malt tones, light fruity happiness, and a light chocolate character.
It’s certainly a complex beer, but the recipe needs some ironing out to really reach it’s potential.
Pours dark brownish red. Slick mouthfeel. Oaked flavor and a deep residual bitter hop finish. RobertDale (6565) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Comes reddish brown with an average tan head. Aroma of malt, vanilla, caramel, and wood. Taste is similar. A bit different, but still found it enjoyable. Ratman197 (14964) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Boimber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of oak, vanilla, caramel, eartrhiness, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of oak, vanilla, caramel, pine and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering oak finish. fidelis83 (2453) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Chestnut pour with a 2 finger, creamy to soapy caramel tan head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is vanilla forward oak, lots of caramel, roasted nuts, toasty chocolate. Flavor is caramel, green woody notes, vanilla, light chocolate, green hops, vanilla, raw peanuts, and some citrus and prairie floral hops. Medium to heavy body, syrupy to oily entry, light, but sharp carbonaion and some what creamy, chewy finish. Pretty good overall, the green hops and fairly intesnse sweetness, make for an odd combo, but after the first couple sips it doesn’t seem so strange. BVery (10609) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bomber. Shared with my brother. Reddish amber pour with a wispy white head. Oak and vanilla. Some sweetness and a drier finish. Not bad.
bytemesis (8584) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Pepsi! Gusher! Pours hazy red amber with tons of suspended floaties. Medium beige head, creamy with nice lacing Aroma is caramel, toffee, oak, vanilla, cardboard. Flavor is the same, yep, a lot of wood and vanilla here, medium sweet, light bitter. Woody, almost cedar feel to it. Lingering bitter finish. Medium body. Points for originality if nothing else@ kaser (6314) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
This was poured from draft at Zombie Burger in Des Moines. Red with no head. Coconut and vanilla taste. Syrupy Good brew. Unique flabbergasted (4) - Omaha, Alabama, USA - JUN 16, 2013 does not count
Had it on tap a while ago. It was excellent. The oaky vanilla flavors. Bought a few bottles. Oaky flavor less prominent. Still pretty good. cubs (10639) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle @ home via trade with randomgarbage. Thanks pepsied! Pours a clear, deep reddish orange appearance with a light brown head. Huge grainy oaky, vanilla, herbal, toasty caramel malty aroma. Flavor is quite strong with some booze and a ton of vanilla and grainy oak. There’s some notes of light fruit, chocolate, and caramel, but the beer is incredibly, fresh wood forward with a massive amount of vanilla. A bit overly oaky, but I could see some really digging this beer. Kind of surprised to see BroIPA say he didn’t get oak. That’s all I got. He likely used a different glass that didn’t accent the oak notes, possibly a beer bong? MacBoost (1914) - Victor, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2013
So...much...vanilla... Pours a clear amber witha pillowy white head. Super enormous notes of vanilla and caramel. Taste is vanilla milkshake, caramel, toffee, slightly bitter but oh so sweet. Not cloying though... At least not yet. No alcohol detected... No oak notes detected either. Just a straight vanilla bomb to the dome. This beer is 1st cousin of Southern Tier’s Choklat. So much vanilla. So much vanilla. So much vanilla.