RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Ale aged in American Oak ALE IMPRESSIONS: Dark ruby red color, roasted malt flavor with apparent bitterness. Finishes with a rich caramel and espresso aroma. AMERICAN OAK IMPRESSIONS: Impressions of vanilla crème, classic crème brûlée and nougat. A little more oak flavor than series one, but with creamy intensity. 11.0% abv. • individually boxed, foil labeled 22 oz bottle

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ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 6, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours a deep bourgandy color with a thick frothy off white head that slowly fades to thin lacing. Aroma has loads of vanilla, some woodiness, caramel and soft alcohol. Tastes of caramel, brown sugar, black plums, and prunes that provide a nice base while mild alcohol, softer vanilla tones, some oak, and a nice bitterness balance it out. The alcohol is well hidden, but comes out a bit as the beer gets warmer. Smooth creamy mouthfeel that leaves the tongue a bit sticky with soft moderate carbonation.

Jow (3956) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle for NHL playoff watching. Pours murky brownIsh plum. Nose of plums and toffee. Tastes of dark fruits plums and figs. You get toffee, earth, leather, woody, some tobacco. Not too sweet which is nice from Southern Tier

djd07 (15093) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours a cloudy amber with small beige head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is oak and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel with sweet vanilla malt and strong oak in the finish. Good.

UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Bomber in my fridge. Pours cherry wood stain red/brown with no head. Nose full of oak. Taste of toffee, vanilla, and caramel with oak rounding out the finish. The oak adds complexity to an otherwise one dimensional beer. Body is full and slick.

olio (10372) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2013
65 cl bottle @ Oluthuone Esplanadi, Tampere.
Originally rated on 20100417.
Pours copper color with a small head. Aroma of resiny hops, caramel malts, ripe fruits and toffee notes. Flavor of caramel malts, ripe fruits, alcohol notes, some resin and hay. A mediocre beer wrapped in a nice package.

McGarnigle (652) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bomber that was on sale (but still $9). If getting rid of the box would drop the price, I’d do it. I haven’t had the others in this series. but I like this. Kinda sweet, not bitter, nor roasty. Creamy with some vanilla. All the edges are worn off this ale. They say nougat, and I think they’re right. Excellent.

OLDMANDUSTY (70) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Poured from bottle a deep copper with a tan head. Aroma of toffee, oak, vanilla, and sweet malt. Tastes of toffee, biscuit, cherry, oak, bourbon and some booze.

laiti (8481) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2013
65 cl bottle @ Oluthuone Esplanadi. Rated on 17.04.2010
Aroma is somewhat fruity and sweet with american hops, caramel and toffee. Flavour is sweetish with caramel, some toffee, fruitiness, hops, some oaky notes and stinging alcohol. An ASA too high on booze.

gregwilsonstl (2527) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Dark red. Smells like plum. No head. Not balanced at all. It just doesn’t work. Very strong alcohol. Dominant oak flavor. It just doesn’t work.

mabband (66) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2012
Duft af sherry. Gæret nærmest kriek agtig. Uklar rødlig farve. Ikke meget kulsyre. Alkohol tung og meget meget sød. Karamel. Eftersmagen er lidt tam lidt bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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