ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Bottled 8/16/2008 - Thanks Inflatablehair!! - Bottle #1827 - Pours a transparent dk ornage with a small beige head...aroma is very creamy, vanilla, oak, caramel and brown sugar...flavour is similar, toasty, vanilla and caramel malt, very smooth carbonation, soft oak...finish is sweet and creamy...I’m a huge fan of wood aged beers, so it’s nice to see ones that aren’t masked by bourbon oak only... brokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
A: The pour is a dark amber color with a fluffy, yet sturdy, off-white head on top.
S: Despite the very noticeable presence of oak in this beer, there is a really pleasant sweetness to the aroma. I pick up a fair amount of honey and perhaps some maple as well, along with some caramel and vanilla.
T: The oak is a bit more aggressive in terms of the flavor. That said, the sweet honey and maple flavors come through and mesh well with the vanilla from the oak and some hints of dark fruits.
M: A medium bodied beer with perhaps a bit too much carbonation and a slightly tannic finish.
D: This is the only one of the Woodcuts that I’ve really liked so far. Though the oak is pronounced, it does not completely dominate the flavor or aromas. Headbanger (3989) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2010
750ml bottle 4/18/10 Bottle #1944 (Courtesy of RSRIZZO)-54° in English Pint-Pours a slightly hazy brown with a huge off white head. Aroma of oak, vanilla, caramel, and alcohol. Taste of caramel, sweetness, oak, brown sugar, and dried fruits. This full bodied brew is very well balanced and is very delicious. I believe it being aged has balanced and smoothed it out very nice. MeadMe (1652) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Traded for this one a couple years ago it seems.
A: Pours a brownish hue with a nice tanish white head. Nice retention and some lace.
S: Aromas of caramel and brown sugar. Light dark fruit notes with a nice fresh cut oak.
T: Nice caramel and brown sugar sweetness. Hints of cherry and more mild dark fruits. Nice oak, vanilla, and light booze from the barrel.
M: Fairly full in body, smooth, nice. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Smells of rich vanilla, oak, caramel, pepper, some warming alcohol, raisins. Tastes of vanilla, dry malt, spicy, some complimentary alcohol, cherries, raisins. Dry finish. Excellent!
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle courtesy of tpd975. Pours an amber to copper color with thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of oak, grain, caramel, chocolate, yeast, brown sugar, vanilla, toasted coconut, hints of toffee. Flavor is also sweet and malty with notes of ripe dark fruit, chocolate, brown sugar, light floral esters, oak, vanilla and hints of smoke. Medium body with a smooth malt finish. Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle from Jimbo. Big, dark amber pour. Lots of wood on the nose. Flavor is oak, caramel, vanilla and brown sugar. Some fairly strong heat, but the overall smoothness of the beer tends to mellow things out. Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Courtesy of tpd975. Pours deep hazy copper with amber hues and thin tan head. The aroma has firm notes of sweet apricots, cherries, sweet yet grainy hops and some spicy hops to go along with plenty of boozy heat at the end of the draw. The taste is so smooth with rich dark fruitiness with light amounts of muted hoppiness showing up here and there. The age on this has done it well as the rich dark fruitiness blends and mingles very well with the aged hops creating a very pleasing flavor. jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle shared with naven. Wow! Smooth and creamy. Oaky finish. Malty with vanilla hints. gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - DEC 26, 2009
POurs brown. Nose is nutty, wooden, sweet malts and hints of cherry. Flavor is fresh wood, sweet caramel, hints of smoke, fruits, vanilla.