Pours a cloudy deep amber brown color with a huge frothy creamy yellow head. Good retention on the head.
The aroma is dark fruits, prunes, rasins, oak, apple wood, and brown sugar as well as some heat from the higher ABV.
The taste is big on the dark fruits. Prunes and raisins come on strong with a sweet brown sugar and toffee. A hint of woody flavors appear near the end with some big heat coming off this beer in the finish.
Medium body with a light to medium level off carbonation. A creamy soft smoothness on the palate.
Overall, a really nice beer. A perfect fall or winter beer with rich flavors that work nicely with the higher ABV. Enjoyable, but gets kind of boring after getting half way done with bottle. A slow sipper that is worth a try. Try one!
Pours cloudy with a half inch or more of tan foam that is a touch thick. Retention is average with really nice, coating lacing.
Aroma is dark fruits, the full gambit: prunes and raisins are most prevalent. Toffee and muted brown sugar layer on top of oak that comes in behind. A dankness is there from the age, slightly reminds me of old hops.
Taste is once again hung on the dark fruits. Prunes and raisins are the center piece with toffee goodness lending flavor but not sweetness. There is a wood element that is hard to pinpoint. Booziness is still there, feeling it on the throat and burning the nostrils.
Medium body, maybe bigger as there is a sense of creaminess, with a mild carbonation that is well suited to the beer.
This is a nice beer but not out this world great. Based on the original price, I think there are better ways to spend your hard earned cash. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 22:17:39
Tasted: Thursday, August 23, 2012
$0.00 for 750 ml bottle
One fine body…
American oak plays a predominant role in Woodcut No. 3. Crystal, and Cara malts marry with Munich malts to create a pleasing red hue and a satisfying sweetness. Notes of raisin, rich caramel and toasted almond complement the hop pairing as a prominent oak aroma completes it all. Each Woodcut offering is a truly limited-edition beer made with select hops, fine malted barley and our brewers careful aging process.