vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet malt, maybe and oak and bourbon like aromas. Flavors aren’t very fruit filled, malt and oak tones. notalush (5878) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bomber shared by Eugene - hazy orange - little to not lace - large, chunky floaties - nose is moderate oak and mostly nondescript, innocuous sweetness, maybe some fruit cocktail - flavor is bland fruity sweetness, sharp bitterness, moderate oak - I can’t taste any of the fruit supposedly used in this - lame. Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2014 22 oz bottle- Pours hazy dark orange with a small yet sustaining light tan head, similar to the other two. Aroma is oak, marshmallows, toffee, not getting much fruit. The taste is oak, there is a sweetness that i am having a hard time identifying, toffee and overripe fruit. Unique experiment, i think they are all very similar, mild differences of course, but same basic beer, but i guess that’s the idea behind the beer. The more i drink this the more it gets boozy, growing tired of it actually, taste i think is downgraded by one. Marheb (5773) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Un cauchemar pour les diabétiques alors que sucres s’empilent et cachent les subtilités qui semblaient intéressantes sur papier. J’entrevois quand même l’orange et une verdure timide. OmegaX (1374) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Nose is lightly oaked, citrusy and resinous hops, caramel malts. Flavor is very similar with a sweetness that barely sneaks past the oak and hops. I’ve had this twice now. It was quite a bit better after it developed in the bottle, new vs. now.
andrewje41 (3891) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2014
22 oz bottle pour split. Pours a dark red with not much head. Dark fruit bold aroma. Really dry tasting beer, with cherries and plum combined with an aged feel. A little graham cracker. Super smooth flavor with a really nice oak aged feel. Solid, smooth strong ale here. Good beer. slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
"1st of the three, aged on oak rather than in spirit barrels. Pretty nice look and feel. Definitely a fruitier and spicier take on the old ale style, but was unique and tasty. Can’t wait to try with the others. Flavor was pretty much the same in the bottle...traditional old ale with a boost from cherries and citrus zest, but the aroma was nearly good enough to bump the score." NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Copper pour with a white head. Aromas of orange peel and oak. Flavor is similar. I don’t get much cherry or lemon but the orange and oak are there. Not bad. Dogbrick (13018) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2014
This beer pours a clear amber-copper color with a medium foamy off-white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruit, oak and caramel. Medium to full body with flavors of oaky bourbon, earthy hops and sweet fruit. The finish is oaky with a sweet and spicy fruit aftertaste. Above average overall. mar (5417) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Amber with a cream head. Nose is wood, sticky, rich malts, caramel, and sticky. Easy palate, caramel, sticky, wood, light alcohol.