Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Strong oak aroma, tannin and vanilla, with some bready and caramel malt. Sweet caramel flavour with strong oak notes, and a medium bitter finish. Too sweet bierkoning (13352) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2009
Bottle, bought @ De Molen. Dark brown color. Caramelaroma, nutty with hints of oak and toffee. Sweet but alcoholic flavor, nutty with dried fruit, hints of oak and french nougat. Oak and hazelnut and toffee dessert in the aftertaste. Well made beer, not without complexity. BeerandBlues2 (13304) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown with garnet highlights and a small, fizzy light beige head, medium to short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is oak, peppery alcohol, caramel and cookie malt, raisins and figs with earthy hops and papery oxidation notes. Flavor is sweet malt and light alcohol, oak, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness, light oxidation notes and a sweet finish. Full body and medium-light carbonation. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 16, 2009
(22oz bottle) Pours a hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of oak, caramel, light peat, and oak. Flavor of wood, caramel, raisins, and brown sugar. Dogbrick (13006) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Sample at the Southern Tier tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 03/19/09. The beer pours a dark reddish-amber color with a medium thin beige head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla and oak. Medium, creamy body with a woody character and flavors of malt, vanilla and a bit of tart fruit. The finish is smooth and malty with an oaky aftertaste. Pretty good overall, and defiinitely a step up from the first one.
crossovert (12874) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
650ml bottle. Maybe the least oxidized of the trio I tasted, similiar flavor to the other, a bit mroe vanilla and oak notes have survived the extended aging. Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 2, 2010
from crackedkettle.com - pours a hazy ruby-brown colour with a modest head retention; shows a robust oak character with woody and vanilla tones, notes od prunes and black currant marmalade; solid malt body and with a robust sweetness partially balanced by a fair bitterness, sticky and oily palate, moderate carbonation, some warming alcohol presence in a long hoppy and woody finish with more notes of red fruits - a beautiful one thewolf (12590) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph. Pours deep, clear, dark chestnut red with a nice, staying, creamy, small white head. Aroma has sweet malts, caramel, port, raisins, vinious, light chocolate. Low carbonation, fine creamy and light dry mouthfeel. Flavour is elegant, quite sweet and sticky, caramel, raisins, plums, nutty. Light oaky dryness, vinious. Lingering warming finish. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2009
22oz bottle. Poured a deeper and clear orangish/amberish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, oaky/woodiness, some smoke, and vanilla. Tastes of caramel, vanilla, oak, some cherries, and a little roastiness. Medium alcohol burn in the finish. Sammy (12195) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2009
On-tap at Cole’s. Much more sweet and barleywinish than the first cuvee, oaking taste is secondary, however significant. Pours barleywine brown. Carmel to bulkup mouthfeel. Made more popular? Better than this year’s Flying Bison C-130, but it’s as if the same brewing team worked on both. It was drinkable.