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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Bomber, pretty fresh. The pour gives a dark and hazy, deep cherrywood amber body. A tall, dense head of pale khaki foam slowly deflates, pushing out to the edges. A thick wash of suds largely returns to the body, save for a few round, hard-drying spots. The nose is massively hopped and intensely boozy, showing sharp, resinous pine, with underlying notes of bronzed caramel and sugary toffee. Alcoholic heat burns the nose. Dark fruity notes of fig and raisin are also prominent. Flavors follow suit sugary, boozy, warm, and intensely hoppy. Biting pine hops rip through sweet, sticky malts that border on imperial red ale and dark, boozy, brown strong ale concoction. The palate is weighty, laden with excessive sugars up front and showing astringent, alcoholic heat on the back end. Overall, its a kitchen sink type brew, seemingly loaded with whatever extra ingredients they had laying around. Could be much better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rumbero (79) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2016
released in mid 2012. it pours amber/brown with a thin and quickly dissipating head. cloudy to the eye. smells are dominated by dark fruits, raisins in particular combined with malty sweetness, toffee and some caramel. there a hint of alcohol as well. this is a medium full bodied beer, with a rich texture and moderate carbonation. astringency is strong on the palate. taste is raisins, honey sweet malts with some vanilla and wood notes. bitterness is at first diminished, but then combines with the significant astringency and grows well into the finish. - good candidate for aging but it might be past its ideal point. a hint of oxidation was detected in the flavor though not in the aroma - enjoyable nevertheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2014
bottle, deeper amber pour, a lot going on here. oak, caramel/toffee richness, vanilla, wood. somewhat boozy at 9.8%. decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottled: earlier Its dark tea colored with a fine coat of light caramel foam. Smells of oak, toffee, nougat, cola, vanilla and some dark turbinado sugars. Flavor is smooth and sweet with a cloying sugary-ness; toss in some vanilla, nougat, roasted malts, some raisin. Medium bodied with low carb and a dry finish. A treat to try, but not something Id seek again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Aroma is sweet malts and maybe some (lightly acidic?) wood notes. really sweet taste too. I think i over-cellared this (i store in brown bags... this was labelled a 2011 Dragons Milk - a bit let down when i went yo open it). Anywho: palate was slick and finished roasty. Pretty delicious if over sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (48090) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Unclear - hazy medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, oak, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a long duration, wood, alcohol - buzzy, oak, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20130315]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (2392) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle from JCB. Thanks! Deep red-brown pour with off-white to yellow head. Nose is sweet toasted malt and nuts, citrus/pine hopping, murky tropical pineapple/mango, and faint oak. Flavor is more scaled back and drier from the oak. Toasted malt, caramel, citrus/pine hopping, light fruity syrup and moderate oak. Gives it almost an herbal-like character mixed with the hops. Moderately dry and oaky. A very nice imperial red.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (3439) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2013
22oz bomber. Pours a dark copper/brown color with a foamy tan head. Aroma of caramel malts, vanilla, oak, and light tropical fruits. Taste is heavy on the oak, malty, hints of vanilla, and boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ganache (5773) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bomber. Beautiful doughy nose on crown removal with dank and immersive pine and spikes of citrus and floral compounds. Like the spicy hops. Deep caramel pour ends up in the dark brown range and supports a creamy tan head. Sweet taste to start, surprisingly strong anise before the wood aging becomes apparent, oak and vanilla but with the spicy hops gently poking through. Still a bit of lemony citrus flashing but this bottle isnt exactly new; probably a good sign its holding up well, though. Light caramel and much lighter dough, fruit is muddled and minimized, berry yes but mostly dropped in favor of the barrel. Body is on the lightish side of medium, smooth and rounded. Less time in secondary, boys!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Lots of sediment... medium brown in color, so murky, with an off-white head. The aroma is wickedly unique if you inhale hard enough. Its like a dirty IPA crossed with a malty amber and an English ale. It has a wicked nice hop nose and is godly in the mouth with a touch of smoke, hops, alcohol, and heavy, meaty malts that have a murky meatiness that almost negates most of the beers sharpness. It finishes sweet and malty with a touch of earthy hops. The rest is so unique that its almost indescribable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (4653) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle from Appalachian vintner. Pours dark brown with a half inch of khaki foam. Has a bit of an inert hoppiness residue thing on the nose. Has a bit of oak on the tongue. Has a warming quality without a ton of alcohol burn. Eh!

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