bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2008
(Draught) Pours a hazy amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, citrus, oak, and light smoke. Flavor of oak, rye, hops (citrus, pine), and vanilla with a bitter finish. mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2008
on tap. average fizzy/creamy khaki head into clear brown body with good lacing present. aromas of light vanilla, sweet citrus hops, some oak, and caramel malts. flavor is an intense bitter that subsides some into a bitter sweet finish. long finish duration and soft carbonation. good imp IPA with well-hidden alcohol. ChainGangGuy (4897) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 Appearance: Pours a clear, mahogany-hued body with a small, white head.
Smell: Dry, caramel-scented maltiness, and, well, it’s fairly oaky. Notes of spicy rye, booze, and citrus.
Taste: Dense pale and caramel maltiness with a perky, medium-high sweetness present. Plenty of smooth oakiness with a mild taste of vanilla. There’s a big bitterness lurking in here. Not picking up much rye. Pinch of citrus zest. Bittersweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-low carbonation.
Drinkability: Reasonably tasty, well-made, and surprisingly drinkable. It’s nice to see Terrapin playing around. GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Pours a deep clear amber with a big fluffy off-white head that lingers throughout leaving very good lacing.
Smell is mostly sweet malts with vanilla and caramel. There are hints of oak in the smell but not a lot.
The taste is much like the smell but has a bit heavier oak presence, especially as the beer warms. I get a bit more of the rye in the taste as well.
Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and very creamy with a good bit of carbonation.
I really enjoyed this beer and it got better as it warmed. The oak really only complimented the taste and I actually like this a little better than the regular rye squared. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2008
My first time at the new tylers! Amber/brownish pour with frothy off-white head. Sweet caramel malts and oak on the nose. Citrus, rye, oak, vanilla, and hops. Oak and rye mix well together
OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2008
um, a cone shaped glass, i don’t know what you call it, at Tylers Apex. Sweet aroma, Woody, vanilla, toffee, orange, rye. Not a strong aroma though. Brownish orange color, small head that faded quickly. Bitter sweet flavor, rye bite still there, then the oak mellows. Some citrusy notes dart around. Little honey. Thick body, oily creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. Very nice beer to sip, the way the rye and oak play together adds another layer to a beer I already enjoyed. aracauna (3616) - Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Served in a large Terrapin logo snifter at Trappeze in Athens. This must not have been whisky barrel aged, because there are no notes of liquor in the aroma. There’s a nice vanilla from the oak and the hops have aged out a little, but there’s a honey to the malt that made this a surprisingly drinkable beer. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 9, 2008
On tap at the Brick Store. This Imperial IPA pours a medium amber color. Small sized white foamy head, with good lacing and nice retention. The aroma is oak, hops and malts. A medium to full bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are caramel and sweet, touch of oak and vanilla. Hops are piney and grapefruity. Hints of oak and a touch or vanilla. Those flavors really balance the hop bitterness. Good carbonation. The barrel aging really adds a nice dimension to this beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with some vanilla at the finish. KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Draft at Brick Store Pub. Ruby color with a one finger, off white head. Aroma of citrus hops, peaches, and honeysuckle. Sweet flavor, with vanilla leading the way. As the beer warms up, the piney flavors come out. The alcohol stays in the background and doesn’t overpower. Bready malt finish. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 Date: 05/29/2008
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: clear amber, frothy off white head, solid patterned lace,
Aroma: sweet pine and crystal malt aroma, touch of fruityness, oak starts off light and builds pull in the vanilla with it and takes over the sweet pine and crystal,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: big oak and malt flavor, lots of earthy oak balances the sweetness of the base beer, the sweet pine breaks through for a while, vanilla adds more complexity than sweetness, bitterness adds balance but stays out of the way of the complex flavors, sweet crystal malt shows back up towards the bottom of the pint,
Overall: sweet oak and pine
picking up a lot more of the fruityness and pine of the base beer with the oak coming later, I can see where people say it is not too oaky, on this keg, for the first third of the pint,
Source: brick store
been drinking this here for the past few days and noticing a daily fluxuation in the level or oak, depending on your desired level of oak it will be perfect eventually,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 18/20