Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Bomber. Poured medium-deep garnet with a sticky off-white head. The aroma picked up juicy darker fruits with lesser molasses and warm caramel with a a big dose of chewy oak all over the place.. peppery and warm on the back of the nose.. nice stuff in there, but a little too assertive. The flavor found molasses, drawn caramel, and vanilla bean at the core, with plenty more oak and dark fruity bitterness around.. finished with a lot of residual sugars, bitterness, and alcohol warmth.. oak and slight vinous notes come back through the nose after the swallow. Medium-plus bodied and grainy on the palate.. boozy and oaky.. not my favorite. cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2012
22 oz. bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pour a cloudy brown color with a one finger thick light tan head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is toasted caramel malt and light herbal hops. Flavor is toasted caramel malt, light esters, spices, and light oak. The alcohol is noticeable and lingers in the finish. Medium to full body. A nice beer. Thanks Jason. beernbourbon (1600) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle on vacation. Pour is deep and cloudy reddish- copper with a nice medium light brown head. Aroma is hoppy with notes of cedar, butterscotch, faint pine, and a touch spice. Flavor is spicy caramel malt with hints of cedar and pine hop. Also notes of pumpkin spice and light brown sugar. An interesting brew. Lots going on but still pretty cohesive. Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Aroma wood and malts. Dark brown pour with a mostly lasting tan head and nice lacing. Taste is woody with an alcohol finish. Medium-light bodied and minimal carbonation. Overall, nice.
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Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting and had good lacing. Good malt and dark fruit and hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex brew.
Suttree (6484) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Deep mahogany, big foamy head. Smells like wood and molasses. Taste is plum and fig, plus some cherry. And oak. Lots of oak. Chocolate as it warms. tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours a murky brown with decent tan head and a little lacing. Nose of whiskey, vanilla, toffee, caramel, and oak. Sweet and boozy. adrian910ss (2591) - Doylestown, PA, USA - SEP 3, 2012
22 oz bomber. Pours a deep rusty red amber color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of oak chips, hops, toffee, sweet malt, pine notes and citrus hints. Taste is much the same as the aroma. b3shine (9079) - Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle to snifter (thanks alexsdad06). Looks good; a cloudy brown with beige head that quickly dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes sweet and a little boozy. Average on the palate. Decent beer. Zombeer (59) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2012
A strong beer but nice and tasty as a slow sipper. I wouldn’t pay $9 a bottle again, but I’m glad I tried it. Nice buzz!!!