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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
Radek Kliber (7368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 14, 2011
Bottle 650ml
Aroma hint of caramel with good depth of blend. Smooth alcohol, vanilla and hops. 8-
Appearance frisky deep amber. Thick, tanned creamy head. 4-
Flavor and Palate : full thick body. Aged for some time yet mid was still quiet sweet sided. Candy sugars, caramel with balancing alcohol dryness. Clean ,w ell brewed potent ale. Solid.

3.3
Koelschtrinker (20424) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 2, 2011
Süß-malziger Antrunk, der ausgewogener als bei der Series 1 ist. Dennoch zu süß, auch hier sind die Holznoten stark. Dunkelmalziger aber sehr süßer Antrunk, wenig Hopfen, der Alkohol ist erkennbar. Etwas schokoladig. 8/11/11/12/8/11

2.4
poisoneddwarf (2511) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bomber, shared with Brenn79, thanks bro. Pours murky burnt orange with a small beige head that collapses into a collar of foam pretty quick. Smells like an over-the-hill barleywine, a smell I don’t care for at all in a beer. I really hate over the top maltiness. Taste is way too sweet and malty, way too oaky. Carbonation is average and the body is full. Not my thing.

3.2
Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - NOV 23, 2011
22 oz. bottle, shared with Poisoneddwarf- Pours dark red but ruby red when held up to the light, fast collapsing off white head. The aroma is oak, syrupy cherries, burnt cream, vanilla. The taste is very similar, kind of gritty after the swallow, oak is very prominent, a little too much. Body is full, carbonation is medium low. Overall I think I respect this beer more than I like it, not the kind of beer I would want to drink all the time, probably will never drink it again.

3.3
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2011
Heavy hoppy aroma. Small, frothy head. Mostly diminishing longevity. Clear, brown body. Moderate bitter flavor. Medium palate.

3.9
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2011
2000th rating. A clear red/brown colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of caramel with fruits. There is vanilla with a little hop. The taste is fruity, sweet caramel vanilla notes. A little hop, some wood and nuts . A little burny of the alcohol. The aftertaste is sweet with some bitter and wood notes.

3.9
PaulUnwin (87) - Pinellas Park, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Aroma caramel, alcohol, vanilla, Appearance clear brown, tan foam, Taste is of caramel and vanilla. Great taste. Overall a great beer that has aged well.

3.5
pushkinwow (2794) - Ottawa, CANADA - OCT 29, 2011
Bomber. Hazy brown/amber with biege head that fades quickly. Oak, booze, raisins, roasted and sweet malt, caramel, apple, and vanilla. Sweet, medium carbonation, malt and bread on the finish along with some roasted caramel and booze, nice dry ending as well.

3.9
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Tawny color, light carbonation. Toasted, some solid hop notes. Light coffee notes. Oak brings some vanilla, but very woody.

3.3
AirForceHops (7244) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2011
22 oz. bottle I purchased from Carl’s Meat market in Kittery ME. In January 2011. Deep amber / red hues color with lots of fizzy carbonation that was clinging to the side of the snifter. Almost no head at all. Very light ring that hugs the snifter. Nose is a malt bomb. Sweet nose, also you can get vanilla. Taste has a LARGE malt profile with candy sugar, vanilla with oak and toffee. Mouthfeel is oily and slick. Medium in body. I cannot find any trace of the 11 % ABV. I find this to be more sweet then it should be. Not enough contrast, it needs something else to balance it. I served it at 46 degrees. Over all it is ok. Maybe I will hunt down the 3rd in the series. Or maybe not.


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