tiggmtl (4516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mint, vanilla, caramel and chocolate in the aroma. Opaque and murky tan-brown body is topped by a dense, fine bubbled white head that lasts well and coats the glass as it descends. Nutty flavour is strong and the hops shine through nicely. Oak is subdued and offers a pleasant counterpoint. Medium body with creamy smooth carbonation and very soft, quiet but lasting carbonation that works really well. A very well-crafted beer although, Iím still not entirely sure itís my thing... Sampled on cask at Dix (Caskival 2007).
CapFlu (4010) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Sampled at the Great Canadian Beer Festival 2007 in Victoria on September 8th, 2007. Green tea flavour. Wow. Tea-bagging goodness.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - AUG 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown. Rich head. Light caramel aroma with graham crackers. Light palate, but the oak exerts a definite influence. Nicely balanced - the oak livens up this normally staid brew, lends a hint of tartness in the finish and that cuts through the sweetness while leaving behind all the nutty brown ale character. I really like what the oak does to this brew - this should be a permanent change.