ben4321 (6770) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Oak Tree, 12/1/12 BVery (11385) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Aroma: The nose has definite a wood presence, some earth, a little pine, fruit, and just a little vanilla
Appearance: It pours a murky dark reddish-brown color with a small beige head and spotty lacework
Flavor: The hops come out more in the flavor. It tastes a little sweet, and has a nice, but not super bitter hop presence. There’s some wood there too, but not as much as the nose suggested.
Palate: The body is medium, it feels a touch sticky, with a soft carbonation, and a dry, woody finish
The wood treatment worked nicely here. I have to say, it has been awhile since I have had a Big Hoppy Monster, so I didn’t really have a great comparison in my head for the non-oaked version, but I enjoyed this version.
Bottle from Total Wine & More in McLean, VA. Reddish-amber pour with a small white head. Big hop and caramel malt, and over the top of that is sweet vanilla and wood. Another winner from Terrapin. queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle. Caramel malt, piney orange hops, wood, and alcohol aroma. Cloudy red-orange amber with a small beige head. Burnt sugar malt, oak, orange peel, and boozy flavor. Full sticky body. soft carbonation. Jesterdeal (1986) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2012 Aroma of sticky resin, caramel, pine and slight grapefruit. Pours red with a big sticky head. Taste is strong with grapefruit, pine resin, brown sugar and a slight alcohol sting. Very yummy. dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2012
12oz bottle poured into glass. I was intrigued to try this since it’s oak aged but I’ve never really been too keen on red ales, so I was a bit skeptical on whether or not I’d like this one. The aroma was pretty impressive, with big hints of hops and woody notes, but the flavor/boozyness was just a little too much for me to swallow. The malts just dominated the entire beer, but then again some people like that.
Stldsf1 (659) - Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Perfect balance of hops and oaky goodness. Very smooth. Deep copper pour. Smidge of caramel. Good beef
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Delicious one - strong and smooth. Perfect amount of hoppiness. Aging makes extremely smooth
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On tap. Nearly opaque, deep copper-brown with a half inch of foam. Light toasted oak aroma with some toffee. Flavors of vanilla, chocolate, toffee, toast, peppery oak and light whiskey. Medium-heavy body is fairly smooth, lightly sticky, but well-dried by the big toasted oak finish. BeerIamBlog (21) - - NOV 13, 2012
Really nice beer. I feel like the oak aging smoothed out some of the hops but it was still hoptastic. I'd like to try the regular BHM to compare. Terrapin can do no wrong in my book.
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Bottle shared by beerpig317. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy hop, vanilla wood and earthy aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet wood finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.