Kraken (French Oak Aged Sisyphus) - Real Ale Brewing Company
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Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
4.05/5 rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: The beer pours a murky, dark amber note with a small white head.
S: The oak is super strong and really provides most of the aroma to the beer. A lot of spicy oak notes, a bit of char, and some sweet vanilla. Quite a bit of fruit, perhaps some black cherries that have a subtle tartness.
T: A big time fruit character on the flavor with a lot of cherry as well as some raisins, maybe a touch of green apple. The oak is again very strong and adds a nice tannic and spicy note. Plenty of vanilla to go with it, and a slight char/smoke flavor. Even with all of that going on, there's still some of the base sweetness of Sisyphus.
M: The body is medium and the is light carbonation.
D: Sisyphus is one of my favorite beers from Real Ale, so this was a real treat. A really nice beer.
Serving type: cask
02-16-2011 04:39:42 | More by womencantsail
4.22/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sampled on tap at the Freetail-Real Ale barrel-aged festival in San Antonio.
The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is sweet caramel with some brown sugar and oak mixed in. The flavor is very heavy on the oak. I also get a lot of brown sugar, caramel malt, alcohol and some hop bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel and low carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2010 00:25:16 | More by Mora2000
4.23/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On tap @ Meddlesome Moth in Dallas.
A - Cloudy opaque dark amber colour with a ring of cream coloured head.
S - Lots of oak with a nice toast character. Toffee, caramel and a candy-like sweetness.
T - Sweet toffee and caramel. Toasted oak with some astringency. Candy sugar, nuttyness. A warming ABV throughout.
M - Medium to full body. Creamy. Light carbonation.
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Serving type: on-tap
11-19-2013 00:46:01 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.53/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
An 08 vintage, on cask at the Gingerman in Houston.
A: Pours a hazy orange color. A wispy, one finger, white head forms and sticks throughout. Some lace is left behind.
S: This is awesome. Vanilla and a dry oak/wood aroma up front that is incredible. Sweet caramel malt and dark fruits. A light bitterness lingers.
T: Follows the nose. Lots of vanilla and oaky/wood flavors. Caramel and dark fruits. As this warms a little bitterness comes out.
M/D: A full body that is creamy and smooth. So easy and smooth to drink. I wish my glass would have never ended.
All around excellent. This is near perfect on cask, and the French Oak is awesome. Hurry up and get some while it lasts. I highly recommend this.
Serving type: cask
03-25-2010 21:05:27 | More by champ103
4.18/5 rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - Poured a copper color with a white head that leaves lacing behind
S - The barrel aging added some wonderful scents to this the oak and vanilla was an excellent addition to the sweet malt and dark fruits
T - Follows the nose sweet malt with some dark fruits upfront then the barrel aging flavors come out has an alcohol finish
M - On cask this beer has a perfect creamy smooth body with light carbonation to it
D - This is about as drinkable as you can get for a barleywine this is a beer you have to be on the look out for and when you see it on cask you need to jump on it and get a glass
Serving type: cask
03-29-2010 19:35:09 | More by armock
Kraken (French Oak Aged Sisyphus) from Real Ale Brewing Company
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