Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours murky brown with an off white head. Aroma of maple syrup, acetone, marzipan, booze, caramel, roasted malts and wood. Flavour virtually as expected from the aroma. It is softly carbonated yet a smooth mouthfeel. Full bodied, sweet, but a bit too boozy for my taste right now.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.5oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, scotch, slight marzipan, burnt toffee, and a hint of maple syrup. Poured a dark brown/deep orange in color with a large, creamy, dense, tan/light brown head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy/hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, Scotch, burnt toffee, wood, and a hint of maple syrup. Medium body. Average texture. Medium sweet, malt, Scotch, burnt toffee, wood finish. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
jtclockwork (8912) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Dany. Pours darkest brown. Nose/taste of bourbon barrel, oak, maple syrup, vanilla, sweet malt and dark candi sugar. Medium body.
Snoro (297) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une bonne odeur de banane. Une belle mousse qui s’estombe rapidement. Un goût de velour, du stock et d’alcool, avec un peu d’amertume.
Butters (3848) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Irish Hanukkah Tasting. Murky brown pour, no chunks, ring of tan head. Sweet maple syrup and alcohol nose. Great warming sensations and sweet maple and vanilla and scotch notes. Really enjoyable.
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Drake at the Irish Chanukah tasting. Pours cloudy brown with virtually no head. Aroma is maple, plums, dates, caramel and cookie malt, wood notes and light vanilla. Flavor is malt dominant, vanilla, maple, oak, light hops and bitterness with a sweet palate yet dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Julienhuxley and shared at the Baltimore Irish Chanukah tasting, 3/17/12. Pours a murky brown color with a thin fizzy head. Below average head retention. Aroma of toffee, whisky, maple, earthy notes. The taste is toffee, raisin, leafy hops. burnt sugar, vanilla. Medium-full bodied with a bit of heat. Nice beer.
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Glouglouburb. Dany is the man! Great aroma. Strong malt backbone. Great beer, even if it comes from French Canada.
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
341mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany!), split with Matts_Property, pours an opaque dark orangy brown with a small beige head. Aroma of loads of maple syrup, scotch whiskey, brown sugar, heaps of caramel, molasses and quite high alcohol. Flavour of maple syrup and booze upfront, with brown sugar, subtle scotch whiskey, molasses, caramel and slight oak (though quite subdued / subtle). Boozier than I remember the original, with subtle use of the oak barrels. Very complex and the sweetness is balanced well, unlike many scotch ales. Delicious.
deyholla (6974) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by the Michigan crew, thanks! Poured a cloudy deep amber with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had a bit of booze on it but had sweet grains, with some maple and a bit of backing caramel and toffee. Flavor starts with maple and sweet grains with some caramel and toffee in the finish.