Travlr (25500) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Draft. Cloudy variegated golden brown color. Aroma of vanilla, light spice, herbs. Taste is full bodied spiced straw. Very nice. mcberko (18417) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe for Big Wood 2013, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Nose brings out loads of musty grape skins, grape juice, Belgian yeast and light white wine. Flavour is similarly complex, with grape skins upfront, quite a bit of vinous notes, and light grape juice. The barrel aging is really done well here. Wasn’t a huge fan of the 09.09.09 base beer, but the barrel aging has transformed this into something great. brokensail (16601) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Dark orange pour with a white head. Very sweet on the nose, sugar, banana, grape, and a hint of vanilla. Bread, caramel, and a little bit of toast, too. Tastes of caramel, sugar, grape, banana, and apple. A little bit of oak, a fair amount of vanilla, and a hint of yeast. Better than the regular, but not great. Ratman197 (15100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2013
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of bread, grapes, light oak and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of oak, vanilla, biscuit and light grape with a crisp dry lingering oak finish. hopdog (12816) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2012
On tap at Capone’s. Hazy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of grapes, fruity, toasted nuts, and caramel. Tastes of wood, grapes, fruity, nuts, and some vanilla.
DocLock (10835) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Draft notes from Capone’s. Poured dark brown and hazy with tan head. Nose was oak, bourbon, citrus fruit, raisins. Tasted dark malty, with notes of heavy oak and bourbon, some vanilla, prune, hops, figgy fruit, and a complex palate. alexsdad06 (10583) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Draft at Dutch’s. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small creamy beige head. The aroma is spicy, fruity with citrus notes, woody, mild caramel, and light vanilla. The flavor is moderately sweet with fruit (citrus, banana), spices (cloves), wood, light caramel and vanilla. A touch soft in the carbonation. GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Tap at CK for 12.12.12 VE night. Thanks to Travlr for the share. Pours a clear, deeper amber to red in the light. Weak head with spotty lace. Nose is lemon, herbal, big vanilla. Taste is oily vanilla bean, sugar, tart lime, sweet and sour playoff. Lactic, tart finish. Quenching palate. Probably picked up a benign infection for the better here. Yum! arminjewell (9689) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Pour on tap at Falling Rock’s Vertical Epic event, hazy yellow-golden pour with white head, aroma has very nice notes of slight brown sugar, vanilla, oak, raisin, tannic notes as well, pretty nice. Taste is a nice mix of oak, vanilla, toffee, nice lemony notes from the oak, hints of earth, finishing fairly dry, tannic, slightly sweet. This is very nice tasting. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2012
On tap. Mostly hazy dark orange color. Thin kind of bubbly off-white head. Little dots of lace. Nice oaky lightly tart nose. Good citrus, lightly grapefruity taste. Little tart, some lemon peel zest. Some solid yeastiness. Medium body. Light, smooth carbonation. More dry, clean finish. This is a nice one. Oak really works, here.