RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
Time traveling in at number 16 in our Side Project series of beers is Phlux Capacitor. This wood aged bully is brewed to an unknown style from another dimension. Rumor has it that this beer was the first invented on planet Vulcan on Saturday, November 5, 1955 at 10:04 pm. Scribbled on the back of a sports almanac inside an abandoned Delorean. It is said that the speedometer in the car was frozen at 88 miles per hour and it took 1.21 gigawatts of power to jumpstart the car back to the future. We hope you enjoy our interpretation of this totally fictitious ale.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (3002) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Draft at the Khyber. Red brown pour with a foamy tan head. Tasting overripe medium red fruits - juicy plums, figs, strawberries - and light earthy oaky notes masked behind some alcohol drenched charred wood and some dry hop bitterness. Peppery finish. Low carbonation. High ABV is not hidden. Feels like a mix of different brews. Maybe that is how they do it on Vulcan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Pours a hazy dark copper color thats completely opaque with a one finger light beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Sweet malt aroma with hints of dry oak, earthy hops and vinous dark fruit. Slightly earthy with a musty wood character followed by leather, caramel and toffee. As it warms the dark fruit notes come out with hints of plum, raisin and fig. Theres also a slight diacetyl cream presence but its pretty faint. Medium bodied with a strong barrel presence thats countered by leathery and sweet malts, zesty spice, earthy hops and vinous fruit. Tastes like virgin oak barrels were used with lots of dry, ashy oak that slightly overpowers the other flavors. After it warms, there is some leathery malt and boozy heat but its lacking the sweetness and complexity that the nose suggests. The diacetyl character is gone but its lacking in complexity with lots of wooden toothpick flavor, leathery malt and boozy heat. The ABV us poorly masked and the vinous dark fruit notes found in the nose are very faint. I was really excited to try this beer but it was a bit of a letdown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bomber from Santa. Pours clear copper with white head. Aromas of tons of sweet malt, herbal notes, earthy hops, caramel, and spices. Flavors of sweet herbal malts, sweet caramel, earthy hops, some spices. Palate is thick and messy. One of the few Terrapin brews I didnt care for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2012
This poured a semi murky medium brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of wood, soapy hops, some dark fruits and toffee. Flavor was mainly light roast and dried fruits with mild fruity notes. interesting, but nothing stands out much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13259) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a hazy medium brown color with a medium sized frothy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of wood, caramel, toffee and a spicy finish. The taste is strong peppery wood notes, herbal hops, apples and toffeeish malts that are kinda buried. Medium-full bodied, linger bitterness, low carbonation. A little bit of a mess, but decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2573) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Thin tan head of fine bubbles that dissipates rather quickly. Hoppy aroma with some spruce, and perfume along with some cherry cordial and sweet malts. Dark mahagony brown in color. Nutmeg, more pine and some hazelnuts in the flavor along with a light roastyness and a bit of gritty and dry bitterness. Light alcohol presence. Finishes dry and a bit chalky with a slight spicyness and roasted malts. A pretty good american strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (6100) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 7/28/12

Aroma: The nose has a lot going on, including: wood/oak, caramel, vanilla, earth, trees, and grass
Appearance: This one pours a dark reddish-brown color with a small beige head and light-medium lace
Flavor: The taste of this beer is fairly complex as well, there seems to be a lot going on in this one, with malty sweetness, booze, and a some hoppy flavors all present, however the oak definitely dominates
Palate: This one is full bodied, the almost 10% ABV is surprisingly almost completely free of heat, it has a fairly thick, sticky, and almost chewy mouthfeel, and it concludes with a fairly lengthy, dry finish
Overall Impression: This is a pretty interesting beer. I certainly didnt know what to expect when I first opened it, but what I got was rather unique. There was a lot going on here, but it didnt really feel that muddled. Id be curious to see how this one ages, I get the feeling it would evolve quite a bit, though I cant really get a feel for what that evolution would do to the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Pours unclear thick amber in color with a sandy head. The aroma is a bit of lemon citrus and then the wooden oak dominates for sure with a bit of booze. Brings oak flavors dominating again, no vanilla but more dry notes on the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
22oz bottle from richdorchak, thanks Rich! Pours a cloudy, deep ruby tinted brown body with an inch thick, dense, foamy and frothy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is very woody, but there is still a good amount of sweet, slightly bready caramels as well as some dark fruits. A decent amount of citrusy florals and light pines make their way through the woodiness along with a touch of chocolate and a bunch of vanilla. A bit of rye spice note from the wood too. Flavor is similar. Lots of dry wood up front with a bunch of dark caramels, citrusy hops, and some dark fruits. Wood gets a bit spicy in the middle with some light pine notes and florals. A touch of chocolate again towards the end as the wood continues to grow before this finishes very dry and moderately bitter with a slightly sticky sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium, ever-so-slightly chewy body and a lively, moderate carbonation. Overall, this wasnt bad, but it was way too woody for me. If the wood was toned down Id probably get into this a little more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2012
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Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice Strong American ale. Good tasty dtrong malt and hops flavor.

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