AcctError53909 (209) - St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
Bottle thanks to IrishBoy! Pours a deep ruby red colour with hints of brown. Thick beige head. Nose is citrusy hops and dark fruit. Flavour is very much the same. Intense citrusy hops, with hints of oak. Much nicer as it warms up, it smooths out a bunch. Carbonation is sort of medium low, and it’s fairly creamy. Nice beer. chadje (209) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Draft at Stone Brewery. An amber color with a nice headd. Sweet caramel like scent. A lot of flavor in this very good beer. Jool (209) - - FEB 11, 2012
Bouteille 12 Fl oz. Enjoy by... 09.05.11: damnit!!! Roux-brun et mousse legere. Nez de malt toaste et de bois. En bouche: le malt se bat avec le chene, mais le chene finit par gagner... un peu mince, avec une amertume legere. Probablement trop vieille. :( cafgen (209) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 Deep redish color with a light tan head. Aroma is pine and hoppy. Taste is somewhat bitter and hoppy with a hint of oak or wood. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2008
12oz bottle. Gorgeous beer. Deep amber and chestnut with medium tan head. The hop presence in this beer is much more subdued than the original. Aroma is wood, vanilla, floral hops. Creamy, smooth and somewhat dry with a well executed oakiness that gives way to a slight hop bitterness that fades fast. Seems like a completely different beer from the original. I recall comparing the original to SN’s Bigfoot, but this is much more mellow. Very nice!
nwiseman (204) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Gift from brother andy. Pour orange to amber with a frothy pillow of a head. Hops are immediately apparent in the aroma but also some rich sweet notes. Taste is pretty similar to aroma, with an subtle earthy sweetness. bitter with a medium to full body. I’m not getting much of the oak, but that doesn’t make me like this any less shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2007
12oz bottle. I havent had the original so I cant compare. The aroma is subtle nothing too heavy and the pour is a darker amber with a off white head. The taste is definitely oak with a bitter overtone. Creamy and heavy and quite frankly more than I am looking for but it definitely stakes its claim as a STRONG ALE.. The flavors collide in my mouth at the same time... not bad but........ RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - SEP 9, 2008
12 oz Bottle. Aggressive, strong brew. (surprise, surprise!). A slight oaky, roasty aroma. Mahogany color with lots of lacing and sheeting on the glass. smjohnst (203) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Big flavors underlying the faint aroma. Lots of malt, a little roasted, a little sweet, and of course, the oak, with piney, resin hops. Maybe some raisin and vanilla in there someplace. Combining lots of strong flavors can sometimes result in a muddled flavor, but well balanced and conceived. The oak enhances the brew rather than muddling it or dominating it.
So phenomenal. It had hoppiness it was crisp, it was sweet I dont know what they did but it is an amazing beer.