Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle at RBWG 2011 Grand Tasting. Pours hazy tawny, thin tan head, ropey lacing. Nose is smoked honey, butterscotch, spicy fruit, cognac, apple butter. Flavours of brandy, apple butter, oak. Very tasty brew. MeadMe (1661) - 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. Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Shared by Boltz at RBWG. I have a numerical rating, but my notes are un-readable so I’m borrowing a bit with this one.
This one pours a murky crimson/chestnut color with a small eggshell head that left a bit of lacing. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, citrus, oak, and dark fruit. Flavor has notes of wood, vanilla, honey, buttermilk biscuit, plum, raisin, and bourbon. Just a touch of alcohol still noticeable. Holding up nicely! 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... dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle shared during AZRBWG courtesy of BOLTZ7555. Pour is deep hazy amber with a beige head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, butterscotch, oak, apple, pear, and light herbal notes. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of toasted coconut and vanilla. Seems to be holding up fairly well.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 16, 2008
750ml bottle. Pours cloudy, dark caramelly brown with a huge off white head, good lace. Smells sweet of caramel and vanilla with a good bit of wood character and some alcohol. Tastes sweet and caramelly malty with lots of sweet wood. Quite a bit of fruit as well, dark and ripe sweet. Very malty. Full body, over carbonated in general which ends up being pretty distracting from the beer in general. MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2009
bottle shared at July A Tasting. Pours a muddy brown with a tan head. Nose is of oak, vanilla and bourbon. Taste is same as aroma with oak and bourbon prominent and vanilla noticeable as well. Mouthfeel is creamy with carbonation and alcohol noticeable. 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. jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle shared with naven. Wow! Smooth and creamy. Oaky finish. Malty with vanilla hints. 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.