jhagmar (114) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle (#03665). Clear amber with an offwhite head. Mild aroma of caramel, dark bread, oak, prunes. Light bitterness with some sweetness. Light to medium bodied.
Theis (14088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (No. 02406) at home - shared with Mette. Clear dark amber - white head. Nice malty, caramel, sweetness, dark bread, light sharpness, soapy, wood, oak, light whiskey, nice bitterness, light flowery. OK.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2010 Cloudy folden with a medium off white head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel notes. Flavour was sweet with floral hops and caramel notes. Finished mild bitter.
Fin (8125) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bitter Virtue, Southampton, Hampshire, courtesy of my dad, cheers dad. Pours amber, stunning clarity and with a nice busy bubbly white head, it looks nigh on perfect. Fresh nose, loads of bready yeasty notes, some wet wood and some dark fruits and sweetness start to show. Flavour is fruity but far from the cloying sweet dark sticky fruits that I was anticipating there is also some oakiness, bitterness and a little drying at the end, in fact this is a really drinkable beer for 7.7% There are some whisky attributes kicking about but they are so subtle that I really like this because they dont cloud what is a really decent beer they just add a little more intrigue and depth, really likeable beer. Looks like I am the first UK rater of this beer. A 8 A5 F8 P4 OV15 4.0
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a nice yellow/orange color. Aroma is a bit smokey and fruity with some malt. Taste is bitter with lots of tropical fruits,smokey notes and some alcoholburn in the finish. Some sublte whisky notes in the bakground. Pleasant surprise!
Dedollewaitor (14423) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle: Bottle nr. 0630. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Nose and taste is sweet with notes of hops, whisky, oak and fruits, both orange & dark fruits. Medium bodied. Smooth mouthfeel. Well balanced and very enjoyable!
Rune (8928) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I missed this one at EBFin Copenhagen, so I was glad when it turned up at a drinking session in Oslo, thanks to Knut Albert. Clear, naked surface. Deep golden brown body. Satisfying aroma of dried fruits. Sweet vinous taste, supported by an oak and whisky-like touch and ending with bitter marmalade. Robust palate and enjoying [15.12.2008].
larsniclas (5911) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber with a tan head.
Fruity aroma with oak-notes. Some tidbits aswell.
Vanilla, , cconut, oak, fruits (orangepeel) and candy in the flavour.
Dry, medium bitterness.
Balanced too be a whiskycask-beer.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours out in a clear amber colour with arich lasting white foam. Oak, red berries, lemon, nuts, fudge, and orange-peels in deep and complex aroma. Full-bodied with notes of oak, oranges, whiskey, coconut, almonds and fudge and roasted nuts. Peppery and oaky finish of whiskey, roasted almonds and wood. Classy!
thebeertourist (5046) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle no 17330, Limited No 1 Edition of this oak-aged ale. Clear copper with an initially big, lively yellowish head. Complex vanilla, palm sugar, whisky and orange nose. Vanilla blending with orangey whisky flavours. Add to that solid, harmonious hoppiness. A sophisticated innovation from Fullers- more of this, please!