Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
At brewery. Copper amber, Flat. Malty, phenolic, also nutty. Does not taste like an eisbock nor feel like one (the British yeast character is all wrong) but it is a sweet, malty strong construction.
Oakes (12626) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber, mainly bright and with a thin head. Deep honeyed fruitiness on the nose. Soft and sweet, with a light earthiness. A little diacetyl forming in the finish. That might not bode well in the long-run for this beer.