justkoehn (163) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2016 BeerInHeaven (456) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 bomber. Thanks Shawn! pours a deep clear copper with a medium to smallish, but persistent beige head. Aroma is floral hops. Hint of oak. Taste is hoppy and bitter, but the oak barrel aging mellows it a bit. Nice long pleasant bitter finish and linger. Great beer!
Aged wood appearance with little head and lacing. Oak aged warms the hop aroma. Smoky taste up front with smooth hop finish.
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Hops sweet that burst on the top of your mouth than fades quickly. Caramel malty slight sweet.
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A: oak and wood, with some caramel malts and a hoppy mix of pine and grapefruit.
A: Reddish gold pour with 1/2 finger medium cream head. No retention and zero lace.
T: Slightly sweet caramel, pine, and floral hops upfront. Flavors follow through to the finish where some wood and toffee are added. Finish is kind of earthy with damp wood. At times a little alcohol is present at the finish as it warms.
P: Medium bodied and dry with a moderate carbonation.
O: Excellent beer for barrel aged fans. Very rounded and complimentary flavors. The oak presence and subtle bourbon notes are nice. GnarlyGnome (770) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle: pretty good stuff. there is a lot of different aromas going on in here...but it’s different and tasty as long as it’s fresh. Enwiebe (318) - - FEB 6, 2015
2/7/15. Bomber. Pours a nice light golden oak with min head and light lacing. The oak really rounded out the hop notes. Drank more like a really refined ESB. Very drinkable.
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crazy_cat_lady (620) - - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle at beerbistro, but don’t remember when.
Warm brown colour with off-white head. Nice lacing. Oaky, slight bitterness. Quite nicely balanced. VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
Bomber. Pours a clear dark amber with a white head. Aroma is caramel, herbal, hoppy, woody. Flavor is lots of caramel, herbal, woody. Lingering wood, vanilla, resin and herbs. Medium body, light to average carbonation. Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2014
2 dec 2014, bottle. Orange and hazy. Nose is dry pine hops and dry wood. Thin/med body and faintly fizzy. There is a slightly sweet granila malt, some peaches and pine hops, but the dry wood flavor really dampens the whole beer. It's ok. bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Not a bad IPA, but I did not taste much of the oak aging, and so was disappointed. Pretty much just tasted like Hatter. johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Not as good as i thought it would be....very similar to hatter.....too much biscuit and malt for my tasty....wood taste is minimal.