BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma of dried fruit, caramel and fruit. Taste is oaky with dried feuit and caramel. Sweet and bitter. cgarvieuk (24488) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting... deep copper ... thin off white head ... soft sweet peppery oak fruit nose... dark sweet fruits ... soft fruit ... soft toffee malts ... quite bitter ... dry oak ... not for me snoworsummer (5696) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Draft at Kloby’s. Aged on new oak spirals. Pours hazy copper with a thin, fizzy white head. Smells like sweet cherries and apple cinnamon cheerios. Light body and low carbonation. Tastes like apple cider, lemon, oranges, and cinnamon. pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2014
On draught during brewery tour during Zwickelmania 2014 at Widmer. Toffee bourbon oak aroma. Golden ruddy nickel color. Oak, toffee, coffee, and citrus hop flavors. Really taste the oak aging. changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2014
The first of the three beers in the series I’m trying. This pours a semi-murky brownish color with a thin tan head on top. Toffee, caramel, candied fruit, and light oak in the aroma. Meh. Sweet, fruity, candied, with syrupy, sticky malts. The body isn’t overly heavy, though. Resin and toasted oak kick in towards the back end. It eventually dries out some but there’s still a lot of lingering sweetness. The oak spirals seem rather subtle, or at least more so than I expected. There isn’t anything apparently flawed with this beer, but it’s a very mediocre offering for something this pricey and considered a semi-special release. I honestly was sick of it after probably 3 or 4 sips. Hopefully the other two in the series are better when I get around to trying them.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
1/11/2014. 22 oz. bottle. Dark amber color with a white head. Oakey aromas with buttery caramel. Sweet flavors but somewhat muted compared to the other two brews in the series. It’s good but not great. Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Draft. Hazy red brown. Lacing head all perfect. The taste is unique. I guess it could taste like a 1930's cocktail. Interesting.
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Draft at Beer Run, raw oak spirals. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of candied fruits, cherries, vanilla, mild wood notes. The taste is candied fruits, white sugar, oak, mild earth and a slightly bitter finish. Medium bodied, slight heat, low carbonation. TimsRatings (421) - - DEC 31, 2013
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh).
Pours a dark cloudy amber with a finger of off-white head. Spice aroma that reminds me of apple, of all things. Malt comes through in a very pleasant manner, along with spices, with subtle oak following.
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Bottle. Rich amber-brown beer with a tan head. Orange and caramel aroma. Caramel and orange flavor with light cherry and oak. Medium bodied. Caramel and light cherry lingers with orange, oak, and vanilla.