bookman10 (1208) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2017
Pours a slightly murky, brass-copper color, with middling head. Aroma has some grassiness, a touch of hops, and a lot of oak. Flavor is very oaky as well, with some grass, some hops, and an odd, lingering sweetness. Doesn’t really taste very IPA-like, which is interesting--shows there are some other avenues to take the style in. islay (3004) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2017
5 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s taproom in Decorah, Iowa. Consumed on 4-22-17. Slightly hazy but mostly clear amber. Nice color. Moderate amount of beige head. Mocha aroma. Dry and woody smell. Smells like a dry doppelbock. Malty and sweet flavor. Actually a very pleasant taste. Toasted to roasted dry finish. Red apple and plum. Cherry pie (but with no tartness). Almond bark. Carrot cake to subtle chocolate cake. Toffee and nougat. Really frickin’ tasty. Medium body, light for the ABV. Soft and smooth in palate. I like this a lot! Sweeter than I normally would prefer but works well here. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2017
Bomber from Discount Liquor. Dark amber, thin tan head, fair retention, viscous looking. Aroma of toffee, caramel, molasses, raisin, nuts, oak. The taste is toffee, raisin, maple, vanilla, oak, caramel, hints of hops and citrus. Medium bodied. Alcohol well hidden. Ericular (1037) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2017
I think if this was billed as something other than an IPA, its ratings would be higher. Hints of IPA in the finish, but otherwise its a nice barrel-aged ESB. All around this is a tasty beer - drinkable, complex, sweet wood and smoke from barrel, and a bitter finish. Cybercat (6145) - Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Pours barely translucent dark apricot with a thick eggshell head. Aroma offers woody hop, fruity and dusty malt tones. Flavor ups the hoppy character and adds a bit of banana. Mouthfeel delivers typical body and fizz. Get naughty!
phranq (250) - - FEB 15, 2017
Strong boozy smell. Oak and caramel. Pours opaque brown. Flavor is complex and well ballanced, but not my favorite style. cobaink2 (800) - seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Not sure what I was expecting here. Typically Oaked anything IPA is not going to work
Well. Upon pouring, An Amber color. On first taste a bit of hops and then the malt and peated oak hits you. Maybe a bit of eye in there as well. Not bad but interesting beer for sure. Leafs93 (2343) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Pours burnt orange with a small off white head. Aroma is oak, earthy, citrus, straw and grass...lots going on here. Taste is bitter, tart and lightly sweet. Medium bodied, sticky finish with good carbonation. Mouthfeel is lighter then expected. BlackBeerPG (890) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Taste: big roasted malt, earthy hops, bold oak notes with clean finish. Complex woody oak nose. Copper color, semi clear, with tan foamy head with some lace even for an oak ale. Full body. Alcohol sneaks up on you and you also don’t taste that the IBUs are at 100. rosenbergh (11799) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2016
Draught at the Toppling Goliath Brewing Co, Decorah, IA.
Cloudy mid-brown color with a small tan head.
Wood, chocolate, nougat, cookies, toasted malt and bread in the aroma.
The flavor is toasted malt, cookies, caramel, hops, mild bitterness, woody dryness and bread.
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