This 2010 Reserve pours a medium-copper color with a good off-white head and decent lacing. It’s not too intense on the nose with fresh citrus oil aromas and hints of light brown sugar, molasses, baked apple and sweet pineapple cake. The mouth is medium weight with a great creaminess to it, and the sweet citrus oil astringency and soft spice transition seamlessly…
Part of the Brewmaster Reserve line of beers from Full Sail. Aged for about ten months in Bourbon casks from Kentucky, there’s no shortage of aromas or flavors here with loads of dark chocolate, Bourbon, oak and vanilla in the nose and mouth. Deep black in color with a roasted malt backbone and a glimmer of hop astringency on the back to keep it all balanced and…
Although the label promises a “hint of oak,” it’s the defining characteristic of this beer. Aged in Bourbon barrel casks for 10 months, this is actually quite the oak bomb, with intense notes of Bourbon-soaked vanilla beans, sweet spice, cigar tobacco and roasted cocoa nibs that infuse the soft prune and dried black berry fruit accents. Chewy and full, this is a…
Dark copper in color with a solid tan head upon pouring. Gorgeous spice aromas of pine tar, brown sugar, nutmeg, rich malt and soft hops fill the bouquet and follow through to the round, full mouth. The balance is superb, with everything in appropriate balance and playing together nicely. The finish offers a soft cocoa dusting and a slight warming sensation…
Despite the fact that this is a DIPA, it could certainly help convert non-hop believers with its fresh hop character and juicy tones of peach, apricot and orange supremes. Assertive carbonation keeps things bright in the mouth alongside a burst of citrus juiciness, but the flavors are full and satisfying with a remarkably balanced finish of fresh hops and soft…
A light peach color in the glass with a well-balanced nose of hop citrus, fruit esters and a solid malt backbone. The mouth is light-bodied with delicate carbonation; the palate has a good juiciness to it, like fresh grapefruit supremes, and a hint of pine on the finish. At 60 IBUs, this is not overly hoppy or overdone, showing great balance and excellent…
Pours a clear, golden color with about a finger’s worth of frothy, white head. Nose is fairly mild with prominent notes of sweet malt backed by citrus rind and soft sweet spice. Fairly high carbonation with crisp acidity, green apple and earthy pine hop flavors leading through to the finish. Medium-length finish with an appropriately bitter nudge at the end.
Pours a gorgeous almost black color in the glass, with robust notes of roasted malt and charred bread alongside heady hop resin and pine aromas. The mouth is full and toasty, but framed with a solid core of hop astringency. Flavors of burnt sugar and citrus pith remain long after swallow.