jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2013
From a bottle poured an amber color with a small amount of head. Strong sweet hoppy flavor with a lingering finish. rougeau13 (3015) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Very dark, muddy, brownish color with a thin beige head. Decent lacing. Aroma of wood, vanilla, caramel, spice, and dark fruit. Boozy, woody, and dark fruity tasting with a mild bitterness. Medium-full bodied, kind of syrupy, very little carbonation left. Some dryness. suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Toffee colored pour. Very dark and rich looking. Small off-white head. Little bit of lacing. Huge vanilla aroma with a peppery wood note. Taste is caramel and hops with plenty of malty backbone. Very tasty. Creamy and smooth with just a hint of bitterness at the back. sloth (2906) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Small off white head thats short lived, minimal lace. Hazy, chunky, amber colored brew. Nose of sweet malts and light wood, caramel. Body is med/full, fairly flat carbonation, lil oily.Some juicy hop notes, citrus, sweet malts, caramel and a hint of wood. Lightly sweet finish is toasty with a little booze warmth. Bottle procured from statelineliqiors in Elkton Merlind. Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. This is a big beer, drinks like a barley wine. Vanilla, resiny, hint of tartness, caramel. Tasty beer, a bit to rich for my preference.
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2013
bottle from beechner224. pours crimson with a off white head. nose of hop resin. taste is balanced, hop resin under the surface held by caramel and vanilla. slight wood pulp. big body. glennmastrange (2871) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
Bottle. heavy malt aromas of dark bread, roasted and caramel, moderate hop note of cooked orange, light leather for the yeast, with raisin, wood, brown sugar and alcohol in the background. Head is tiny, frothy, off-white with some slippery lacing and is almost fully diminishing. Color is dark red/brown. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet, lightly acidic and has a long bitterness at the end. Palate is medium t full, creamy with a soft carbonation and is moderately alcoholic and chewy in the finish. This beer leans more towards a Barley Wine than a DIPA, with that said this is one tasty beer. Itzjerm (2869) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Aroma is boozy. Appearance thin head. Taste is sweet, not balanced... and not hoppy. Palate is okay. Dont get me wrong, this isn’t bad, just not impressive. I wont be looking for it again... there is a slight oaked flavor, nothing special. DCLawyer (2845) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle->tulip. Dark orange amber with huge lite tan head. A: butterscotch malt, floral hops. T: dark fruit, sweet malt, hops, wood. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Decent, not great. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.
Pours a hazy dark copper color with amber/mahogany edges and a 1.5 finger off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Splotches of lace left behind.
Aroma reminds me of an old ale. Some toasted, earthy oak along with subtle vanilla followed by caramel malt and earthy floral hop notes. Oak becomes more prominent as it warms giving off a slight toothpick character. Caramel malt sweetness, toffee and rye overpower the hops. Subtle resinous piney character but not what I was expecting for a hoppy beer.
Medium bodied with a nice oak barrel presence that’s decently integrated into the base beer. It’s strong but doesn’t completely overpower the other flavors. Virgin oak/toothpick flavor with a little bit of spicy rye. Again, the hops are there but are overpowered by the strong barrel and malt profile. Hints of caramel, toffee, spicy rue and cocoa followed floral and slightly earthy hop bitterness. A bit dry but the malts have sweetness for balance. Abv well masked and decently drinkable but overpowering wood flavors hurt a bit. Also, way too malty for the style in my opinion. Not bad but the barrel character is too dominant and the hops are overpowered.