rlgk (15324) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Mumsig Miniprovning, Göteborg. Somewhat hazy copper/amber beer, small beige head. Figs aroma, sweetish, dades, plums, syrup, oak, woody, toffee, biscuits, some alcohol. Malty raisins flavor, figs, alcohol, toffee, banana notes, vinous, caramel, oak notes, vanilla. Sweet and with evident alcohol. Finish with smoked notes, figs, dades and caramel.
jtclockwork (11793) - , 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.
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A reddish brown ale with a thick big bubbled moka head. In aroma, a smooth caramel butterscotch overlayed with oaken notes, vanilla, quite nice. In mouth, a smooth sweet candy sugar with warming alcohol, wooden notes, a bit of licorice, complex and smooth. Bottle at brewery, Dec. 27 2010.
Benzai (11359) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [from IP trade with Yourilevesque] @ weekly tasting shared with Joes and Judyvv. Nice dark red, red-brown color, average sized off-white to beige head. Aroma is malts, sweetish, oak. Taste malts, oak, wood, bourbon, sweetish, a hint of caramel, softly bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Drake (11116) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (11054) - San Diego, California, 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.
mcberko (10568) - 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.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich brown pour, tan head. Flavors are really wonderful. Rich bourbon notes, toffee, maple, vanilla, golden raisins. So smooth and so tasty.
Sammy (9981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Barleywine period. Rich malt and the maple syrup in the aroma. Looks a little unfiltered. Average mouthfeel, however. A little oak as well which helps bring out the complexity.Smooth, and the scotch style resonates it seems more in Quebec than anywhere else in North America.Thanks for picking up Lubiere.
Ferris (8949) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Sweet whisky notes and lots of oak. Jet brown with a thin beige head. Oak notes dominate, but in a nice way. The whisky notes and malts round this out, I am very happy.