paintedmaple (671) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2012
On tap Blackthorn Pub...Holly,MI. Huge sudsy head and enormous aromas of pine, vanilla, and oak. I thought this was much more bitter and less floral than regular Huma, but not in an unpleasant way. This is good stuff. Skakapa (52) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2012
Clear dark golden and a slowly disappearing thin head. Some toffee and vanilla, pine and citrus. Surprisingly fresh (can’t make out a production date) and a good lasting bitterness in the aftertaste. Arve_Christian (5245) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle at Bishops Arms Avenun Gothenburg
Full body, nice integrated hops- long lingering aftertaste
I really it Silphium (3293) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Draft at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Slightly hazy medium orange-brown body, medium off-white creamy head. Huge oily diacetyl nose. Popcorn butter-soaked, faded bitter hops and white oak body, unpleasant, nay, bad. I hope to try a better batch, but was disappointed the brewery brought this keg to a brewer’s night and did not notice anything was wrong with the beer. NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Draft at RBSG 10 Grand Tasting. Pours a murky almost amber, minimal head. Nose is a lot of vanilla and bourbon brown sugar notes, some piney hops come through as well. The barrel dominates the aroma. On tasting, lots of bourbony notes that really don’t jive with the hopping. Kind of a muddy beer, hops get lost. Not really a fan.
Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2011
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderately-hazy copper color with an off white head and some good lacing. The nose brings through some really nice pine and citrus hops. The taste isn’t quite as powerful, as a bit of malt comes through, replacing some of the hop flavor and bitterness that I would have expected. Pretty tame. The feel is nice and this drinks quite well.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-25-2010 punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Sampled at the ’10 Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival. Golden pour with a big, frothy, white head. Floral and piny with lots of creamy vanilla, toffee, mint, and some bourbon. It’s probably the best balance of hops and bourbon I’ve had in a barrel aged IPA. Creamy, medium-full body with soft carbonation. alexsdad06 (11561) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Draft @ MBGSF10. Pours a slightly hazy amber brown with a large off-white head. The aroma subtle sweet malt, citrus, barrel notes of vanilla and wood, with slight bourbon character. The flavor has a nice blend of sweet malts and a blend of hops. Citrus and mild pine stand out. The bourbon is not over the top and adds some vanilla notes. A little thin, but not bad at all. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2010
earhty, cinnamon, aroumatic caramel. toffee, woody and spicey. with smooth glassy body. Finishes boozey and a touch of sour fruits. brokensail (16696) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
A: The pour is a bright copper/amber color with a bit of white head on top.
S: The nose is much more IPA forward than I was expecting. Good piney hops along with some hints of citrus. Not really all that much bourbon, perhaps just some oak and vanilla notes.
T: Again, the bourbon really isn’t noticeable here. I pick up a slight bit of oak and tannins, but not that usual booze and sweet vanilla. Still a fair amount of pine to it, maybe a touch of sweetness at points. A hint of diacetyl on a couple sips, too.
M: The body is medium with a pretty good level of carbonation that pricks the tongue.
D: Overall, not bad, but I still prefer IPAs to be as fresh and free from -bals as possible.