jercraigs (10365) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
2012-08-18. Dark orange body is lightly hazy wit a small beige head. 3+ Modest aroma, lightly alcoholic, sweet woody oak has an interesting quality to it. 7++ flavour is wood dominant, sweet oak then finishes drier, mild caramel malt 6+ Average plus bodied palate. Not bad, it has some interesting aspects to it but the wood is quite dominant. Bottle, Campground Brewdown 2012 shared by dmac Homer321 (5070) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Nose is a ton of pine and maltiness with some cherry and fruit roll up to it. Taste is very sweet with some alcohol warming. All make focused at this point with just some bitterness hops. Frank (4193) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
I have growling and strong aversion to spirit barrel aged beers but confusingly have something of an affinity for some barrel aged IPAs, which look to be the worst idea in the world on paper. This one is orange and cloudy w/ a mixed-bubbled head that leaves behind a bit of lace. It is creamy but nopt too terribly sweet. It has mild carbonation and a nice oaken vanilla character. It is maybe a little bit hot and finishes w/ some lingering sweetness. The combination of hops and barrel aging always reminds me somewhat of oranges and cream and that is pretty tasty to me. This one isn’t the best of the style but it does pretty well for itself. anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy hoppy woody aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter woody flavor. Has a fruity woody hoppy bitter finish. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber white head. Nose is loaded with vanilla, sweet toffee, citrus. Flavors vanilla, maple, grapefruit. Bit boozy and sweet, hops are faded, it sorta works.
j12601 (11706) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Had this at the Campground Brewdown courtesy of Dave I think. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Super sweet, cloying and oxidized to hell. Very sweet, cloying sugar and oxidized malt. Fruity and sweet, toast, malt, soft bitterness, wood. Way too sweet, hard to drink. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Thanks to drabmuh for this one. Served in a Town Hall anniversary tulip. Pours a moderate caramel color with a short head. Nose has whiskey and some barley wine character. Light caramel and moderate bitterness. Dry. Touch of booze. maximum12 (32) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Well, the finale of the new beers for Town Hall barrel-aged week, let’s hope it reaches Buffalo Bock territory. Pour is dark IPA, orange/yellow/something, more head than the other weekly brews. Smell is pure bourbon. Nadda else. Barrel Monkey was left out in the rain too long. First impression is of dead, old IPA that’s been laid into a barrel, but as it warms, the musty hops retreat in formation. Still, not much to this beer outside the barrel. Faint hops, underhanded sweetness to the malt, & Buffalo Trace. The barrel really saves this beer. Nicely mouthy, but the least drinkable of the series. Decent enough beer, but really, not my thing; if not for the BTrace, this might fall below average. tokerace (2) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2012 does not count
Very different offering from Town Hall, and I think that was the point. Missed the mark for me. ALL bourbon on this guy, though I believe I had the last glass sold on tap for the weekend, so make of that what you will. Very faint hop presence. Looks like filtered toilet water after a bad night. Minimal head. Pretty smooth going down, however, I’ll agree that the Buffalo Trace is probably what saved this one from being a complete failure. Brewers, take note. DIPA and bourbon barrels are risky. jredmond (8284) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Sampled at Kramer’s Campground Brewdown 2012. Pours a hazy amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is sweet malts, light booze and other than that straightforward. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of fruity caramel malts, light spice and alcohol. Overall, a bit boozy and pretty plain.