pushkinwow (1805) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from tiong, rating #1100. This was a gusher so be careful. Hazy ruby copper with a thin off biege head that fades to nothing fairly quickly. Whisky is not overwhelming but adds a nice vanilla and oak aroma, along with orange, bit of sweet and sour thing going on, nice malt and grain combination as well. Moderate to low carbonation, mild yet strong body, more sweet and sour on the palate, seems a little watered down at the end but interesting for sure.
ALLOVATE (2264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted @ Grain Cru - Roll Out the Barrels, Belgian Beer Café, Perth.
Deep copper with little evident life. Head rapidly depletes back to nothing. Acidic, sour berries, oxidised sherry, vanilla and oak, hessian cloth and dank cellar must is the aroma – quite sharp but somehow mellowing. Piquant and musty sour berries and sherry of the aroma dances well across the palate. Dry, but with enough fruit to heighten it. It is spritzy in mouthfeel despite the lack of life in the appearance; an oily but thin finish sees it drop off hairy and acidic. Strong oak notes add a spice and hint of vanilla that lingers long with the musty fruit between each sip. I found this went down like a mulled wine as the alcohol seems absent. The oak barrels used might as well have been unused by the Whisky distiller as it plays little into the aroma and flavour. A very likeable brew, but not an overly complex brew. (50cL, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
Brandman (1886) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber body, khaki head. Aroma of raw acidic sour apples and cherries. Woody vanilla notes, bit thinnish. Quite raw acidic Beer, but I like it.
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - SEP 25, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber with a thin white/beige foam head.
It smells coconut, moisture, wood.
I honestly think this has been brewed or lagered with oak chips rather than aok aged. At least both processes have been followed.
There is something wrong in it.
In mouth some roasted wood flavours as well as spices come. Whisky flavours come in aftertaste with a nice bitterness.
Too heavy aromas with a strange sweetness, not well balanced: not my favourite.
BeerBaboon (1451) - FINLAND - SEP 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper, white head. Aroma consists of whisky, oak, malt and dried fruits. Flavour of fruits, whisky, peat, smoke and oak. Good stuff.
Beerheart65 (866) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma has oak and whiskey, ripe fruit, bit funk. Brown hazy, creamy white head is medium long. Strong aromatic taste, sherryand above mentioned. Medium body, soft feel, long aromatic finish. Very tasty beer, lots to enjoy.
Kingi (440) - - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
coppe colour, not much head , disappears quickly. Aroma and taste interesting and pleasant. lively carbonation. very refreshing. wierd nice beer
heavy (2065) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 27, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
05/05 0.5 l bottle ogivlado brought from Bratislava, thanks for sharing! It poured hazy orange brownish body with medium sized beige head. Hops in aroma, stale and sourish. Flavor was also sourish hoppy, but in much finer way, woody, peaty, slightly bitter alcoholic, sweetish honey malty. Not particularly rich body though, but it had longer finish where that whisky character is felt the most. Fine enough, all messed up but not a bad beer. Nothing great or worth such processing either.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Gushed upon opening and poured an amber color with an off white head. Aroma is marmalade, peach, toasted oak, some gingery notes, red berries, whiskey and orange. The flavor follows the nose and is kind of over carbonated, I get marmalade, toasted oak, dark fruits, red berries, peach, toasted oak, whiskey, orange and ginger notes. The body is medium with a very fizzy mouth feel because of the carbonation. Overall a solid oak aged English Ale, but still not my favorite in the series.
Erasmus_ro (1132) - Alabama, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alko Arkadia. The bottle opens with a big hiss and foam starts to come out. Poured into a 0.3l snifter, the whole glass is filled with foam on the first pour. No sign of the beer itself. Finally the head settles and surprisingly enough, the beer is copper amber with a sleek, small, stylish, slightly reddish hjead. Aroma is somewhat sour, slight vinegar, a lot of oak barrel, slight whisky and vanilla, maltiness, slight smoke. Taste is a tad sweet, a lot of salty liquorice, slight whisky peat and smoke, a slab of vanilla on the finish. Vanilla and malt in the aftertaste. Slight oxidation is detectable at times along with wooden notes. Palate is quite full, not much carbonation.