weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2007
Thanks to hopdog for supplying both this and the Fat Woody for a side by side tasting...
Appears a semi-transparent, dark amber with a smal, off-white head that slowly fades out.
Smell is of vanilla, caramel, toffee, raisins, and smoked peat.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with an herbal hop flavor peaking it’s head out in the midst of the caramel.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly thin, with sweetness and citrusy bitterness clinging to the finish. BeerandBlues2 (13595) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 26, 2007
GABF ’07. Pours clear tawny with an average, creamy, light brown head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel), light hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (dough, earth) with notes of maple syrup and vanilla. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness and acidity, light bitterness. TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2007
Stong peat aroma and flavour. Earthy malt and woodiness. Alcohol finish and some sweetness. Tasty presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
GCBF sample. Huge peaty imperial scotch IPA. Strong malt body. Hoppy and dark. CapFlu (5128) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2007
(Draught) Sampled at the Great Canadian Beer Festival 2007 in Victoria on September 7th, 2007. Good nose of scotch. Mild malt and a wood base. Above average.
hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2007
22oz bottles acquired in trade with Larry Pitonka. Tasted side by side with the Barrel Aged version so notes will reflect the side by side tasting. Both versions poured a medium mahogany with a small sized off white head. The BA version was cloudy with the regular version being clear. They both had an earthy, peaty and caramel aroma (stronger in the BA) with the BA also possesing the expected aromas of vanilla, wood, and also a smokiness. The overall aromas of the regular were on the softer and subtle side. They both shared tastes of nuts, caramel, and earthiness. The BA also had wood, vanilla, smoke, and citrus. Overall the BA was more complex and enjoyable. egajdzis (6625) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Poured a lightly hay, reddish brown color with a thin, light tan head that left spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, peated malts, roast, and a bit of alcohol. Taste of more caramel malts, nuts, smoke, with citrus, and a bit of alcohol in the finish. Thin mouthfeel. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a ruby red/brown with a medium light tan bubbly head that left some lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, toffee, caramel, lightly toasted malts and some vanilla. Flavor of caramel, sweet malts, brown sugar, light hop profile. Enniskillen (2058) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Draft, Uber Tavern. Brown with a nice off white head. Light caramel aroma, with light roasted malts. Taste is tabacco, caramel, smoke. Pretty good. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2007
22. Pours deep ebony, not quite opaque--you can see little bits of the other sides of the glass though the odd garnet highlight. Headless, laceless, carbless; not a lot of bunting on the balcony with this one. Big malt sugar nose--plummy, date-like, figgish, sharp pitted fruit tang. Still body on the attack, faintest hint of carb. Tobacco and leather flavors complement the fruit notes on the mid-palate. Sticky, molasses-y finish. Nice enough. Curious about the Fat Woody now.