Block (2727) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2015
This beer was much stronger than the flavor would let you believe. It tastes very mild. It has a yeasty flavor to it with some alcohol and malts. PrattBrat (30) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
Pours a clear orange-copper with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, malt, earthy and alcohol. Tastes of sweet and fruity with some earthy, malt, sugar and alcohol. Medium bodied. joshwoodward (575) - - MAR 29, 2015
Very nice! Not too boozy, a little sweet, a slight sour kick, really delicious. SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Pours a dark deep color with a minimal head. A lot of caramel in the nose. Dark fruits along with more caramel in the flavor. Some definite spice in the flavors. Very rich and creamy. EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2015
The color is a clear brownish red with a medium white head that fades quickly, and the aroma blends booze, toffee, wood and caramel malts. The taste is mildly sweet and a touch sour with a boozy yet sweet aftertaste, and the palate fuses an oily texture, medium body, and a flat carbonation.
thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
(22oz bottle) clear deep amber, soapy tan bubbles. Nose of caramel, cream, agave, light faded hops. Taste of caramel, gold raisin, toasty malt, light alcohol presence, nice. superspak (5600) - Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2014
12 ounce bottle into snifter, 2014 vintage bottling. Pours fairly crystal clear deep ruby red color with a small dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, molasses, brown sugar, toast, toffee, raisin, fig, date, vanilla, bourbon, oak, light pepper, and oak/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Light amount of booziness in the aromas, but not a bad thing. Taste of huge caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toast, toffee, raisin, fig, date, vanilla, bourbon, oak, light pepper, and oak/toasted earthiness. Light earthy oak/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toast, toffee, raisin, fig, date, vanilla, bourbon, oak, light pepper, and oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt, bourbon barrel, and moderate dark fruit flavors; with an awesome malt/barrel balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding barrel aged wheatwine style! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, bourbon barrel, and moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering. Mears (74) - - DEC 8, 2014
Good beer. I like the carmelization the best. Can really taste the raisins. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso Post-GBBF Tasting 2014, London. Clear golden/copper beer, almost no head. Fruity caramel aroma, woody, whisky, toffee notes. Fruity vanilla flavor, licorice, toffee, vinous, warming alcohol. ChrisSc (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
12 oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis.
2012 Vintage (aged 2 years).
Appearance: Dark ruby/copper in color. Somewhat transparent, though pretty dark. Small off white head ~3mm.
Aroma: The nose is not very strong, but you get a lof of the flavor when drinking the beer. Malty - Toffee, chocolate. Earthy and yeasty. Raisin. Rich and complex.
Taste: Medium sweetness upfront, then a wave of flavor with a long finish.
Palate: Rich heavy body. Thick, oily texture coats mouth. Soft carbonation. Long finish.
Overall: This beer is much more impressive after a couple years of aging. The nose is not strong, but the flavors are powerful, but balanced, when you drink it. The texture is rich. Really enjoyable.