Mark_Eck (1998) - - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown. Aroma and taste are great whiskey barrel notes, some tart cherries, and spices. alexsdad06 (11561) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Draft to taster at FoBAB. Pours a clear dark amber brown color with a thin, creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, dark cherries, a small orange tang, herbal bitters, the rye whiskey barrel adds some spicy character and cuts the sweetness a bit, still sweet though, I didn’t get the cider like character from the base, I like the creativity but wouldn’t want to drink a bunch of this. Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2015
On tap at FoBAB 2015. Pours a clearish brown color. Aromas of citrus and rye whiskey. Taste is slightly sweet. Kind of muddled for me. Benzai (17005) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Joes. Clear red-brown color, quickly diminishing beige head. Aroma is liquor, vanilla, cocos. Taste lightly malts, liquor, alcohol, vanilla, grapepeel, sweetish, again vanilla and wood with some alcohol come through. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Not exactly my thing but pretty good. DutchDrebus (6401) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle @ joes. Dark amber to brown colour with no real head. Smells raisins, malts, coconut, rhum, spices/herbs. Tastes pepernoten, bounty, coconut, ontbijtkoek, sweet, boozy. Full body, soft carbo.
Bacterial (3107) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Brown pour with just a tiny amount of tan head. Nice caramel and rock candy toffee nose. Nice sweet taste with cherry and boozy oak. Nice. zebra (2447) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2015
bomber from wlvliquors. crackling, boozy, super sweet dark fruits. some cherry. had a glass over ice, tasted more like a cocktail and was fun to swirl around. improved by barrel. charule (2304) - New York, New York, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle from Binnys Southloop. Poured hazy very dark brown with a ring of off white. Aroma sweet boozy whiskey, some lemon spice cinnamon. Light carb med bod. Tastes a nice balance of citrus cherry whiskey vanilla. Very good crossovert (14359) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2015
Draft. Served over ice with a lemon twist. Aroma is all lemon from the rind. It brings a ton more lemon yo the flavor too, some licorice and bourbon, tart cherries in the finish. In this format it works. Kinda humorous but I get it. Nice experiment. ryecatcher (1479) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2015
To kick off the Stanley Cup Playoffs, I’m imbibing this interesting bomber from P-Dubz that is categorized as a ’Spice/Herb/Vegetable’ beer (carrying over from the rating I did last night, this is another all-encompassing RB category I absolutely detest... sounds more like a parlor game than a style). Anyways, I digress. So, pours a murky walnut brown, no real head to speak of and thus, no retention or lacing (funny how that works). Nose is Toffee, brown sugar, whiskey barrel, molasses, maraschino and vanilla notes. Mouth is super soft carbonation, mildly sweet, oily, boozy, getting some of the bitters, caramel, cherry syrup, warmth from that ABV at the finish. My 100th Pipeworks rating too. Hats off to BeeJay and Co. And also a hats off to Chris @ South Loop Binny’s, who gave me the pay out for coming in second in our fantasy hockey league, which was how I managed to fund this purchase the day before mailing almost 4 Grand to Uncle Sam (fuck you Tax Man!). Anyway, decent beverage, whatever category they wanna put this in (I’d just call it a barleywine and be done).