slowrunner77 (12133) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014 HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a dark color. Aroma is of raisins and wood. Very rich palate and nice flavors of oak and bread. Very well balanced, nice
Ends up the barrel is pretty obvious :) big and sweet with underlying dark fruits and zesty yeast. Vanilla and oak from the barrels as well. Nice sipper. bb (9461) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a cream head. Bourbon and light brown sugar aroma. Bourbon and toffee flavor with dark fruit and yeast. Medium bodied. Bourbon and toffee lingers with dark fruit and light yeast. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2011
NOTB 2011. Pours a hazy light woody brown with a thinning head to nothing. Aroma is fruity, plum, raisin, mixed with sawdust, big american oak- vanilla and some bourbon, char toast, and burnt notes. Flavor is sweet, caramel, toast, butter/vanilla creme, bourbon, phenolic spicy bite with alcohol then some fruitiness in the end with a mostly sweet, non-cloying finish with dusty oak. Not bad. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2011
In short: A pretty basic fruity, caramelized and woody Belgian ale. Just ok.
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
How: Tap at Extreme Beer Fest 2011
The look: Partly cloudy dark copper body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose has caramel with nice woody notes, not really bourbon. Taste is a bit of a letdown. Ripe fruits covered with caramel, some plain construction wood, notes of stale musty water, notes of walnuts. Lively carbonation. A mostly inoffensive beer, not bad. The beer is called 2x4 and it is indeed very woody. And just so you know, when you get a paper-cut at work it’s a tree avenging itself beyond the grave for being butchered and turned into 2x4s. Creepy. Now you know.
Sampled on 2/16/2011 on tap at Beer Revolution. This Belgian quad pours a dark brown color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is dark fruit, malt, touch of wood and bourbon. A medium to full bodied quad. The malts are dark fruit and sweet with a touch of wood and some bourbon. The hops are earthy. Nice carbonation. Good balance. Touch of residual sweetness with the bourbon and oak coming in at the end. Good sipping beer, not as sweet as most quads. Perhaps there is no candi sugar added? Hides the alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Draft. Pours a hazy amber body with an off white head. Dark fruity body. Light plums and cherry notes, hints of apple and sweet fruit toned esters. A nectar puree with a modest oak vanilla that rolls nicely across the tongue. A nice blend for sure. dwyerpg (6216) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 4, 2011
A sweet black cherry aroma. The flavor also tastes of black cherries and is so smooth it actually nullifies the extreme bitterness of the Double IPA I just drank. Really good. HonusWagner (2191) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2011
Sweet, caramel malts, some Belgian esters, and a nice amount of that sweet Kantuckeh bourbon. A pretty solid barrel-aged Belgium. deyholla (11708) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Sampled from the tap at NotB. Poured a hazy brownish gold with a yellowish brown head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma had a good amount of barrel, as well as sweet grains, candied sugar and a hint of dark fruit. Flavor was similar with dark fruits and candied sugar, a hint of grapefruit and barrel coming out in the finish.