cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle @ Stephen’s house. Thanks doodler! Pours a dark reddish appearance with a tan head. Vanilla, coconut, orange citrus, caramel aroma. Quite a bit of oak in the flavor. Lots of vanilla, grainy wood flavors. Light citrus and caramel. Not all that oxidized. Plenty of oak. alexsdad06 (10639) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2015
750 ml bottle shared by Boltz7555 at RBWG 2011 from notes. Pours a dark amber brown with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, big oak character, vanilla, dark fruits, golden raisins, some spice, warming with a hint of booze, always happy to try this series of beers. sebletitje (10282) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2008
Bottle courtesy of RidleyBrewery.
Bottle # 853, date of 8/15/08.
Pours dark brown.
Aroma is oaky and sweet.
Taste, roasted, some sweetness with some vanilla. Thick on the palate, filled with rich fruity flavors as well as caramel malts.
I did not get to try enough to write a more complete review. A good brew, heavy on the taste, with good lacohol presence.
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pour out of 750 ml botte, thanks Scott! Hazy orange red with off white head, aroma is dough, grass, dark berry, hints of grain, caramel, hints of grain. Taste is a mix of nice grass, grain, hints of yeast, bread, hints of grain, finishing bitter, dry. douglas88 (9570) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle thanks to the RBWG crew. Pours a cloudy copper color with a beige head. A smooth dusty caramel nose, some herbal notes and oak. A smooth, somewhat hot flavor of oak, caramel, dusty dry malts, light sweet fruit. Very nice.
3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2008
High carbonation, huge growing tan head, cola-sized bubbles. Nose is mellow bourbon, maple, dry wood, sweet pipe tobacco, somewhat muddled by a minerally yeast, acidic and sharp up the nostrils. Body is somewhat flabby and disorganized up front, carbonation is overdone and uneven, with the mineral-heavy yeast. The bourbon and wood is mellow and just a bit fruity - some sort of dried, bourbon-glazed apples or pears. Nice flavor and decent warming, but muddled by the sharp, slightly acidic and minerally yeast. Lingering vanilla syrup flavor overtakes the olfactory senses, I can’t get rid of it. Lingering vanilla syrup flavor overtakes the olfactory senses, I end up huffing it for a few minutes after I’m finished. Can’t get rid of it. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2009
From the Bottle at TAG Restaurant, Denver 22/09/2009
Woody aroma. Amber coloured and a little hazy in appearance with some bitterness in a crisp and warming malt finish. drowland (8938) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2/23/13. RBWG. Hazy amber pour, soapy khaki head. A bit of spice, caramel, and wood in the aroma and flavor. Touches of oxidation. Nice. Ibrew2or3 (8808) - 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. SudsMcDuff (8468) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 3, 2009
thanks to joey, both times .. . great head, murky brown .. . wood and fresh cut rare tree aroma .. wow, sweet and amazing.. wood in the mouth to, but balanced! .. . one of the finest beers around!!!