jerohen (1959) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 Bottled from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Orange-brown colored, off-white head. Malty, fruity, and whisky nose. Malty and alcoholic flavor, lots of wood. Whisky dominates, and makes the beer feel a little bit like a watered down version of a good whisky. Still, that’s pretty enjoyable.
jackl (3779) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep semi-hazy light brown with a small white head. The nose is of vanilla, smoke, wood, alcohol, some dark fruit. The taste is much of the same, plenty of vanilla. Perhaps still a bit too hot. Wood a bit too much, but not as bad as most barrel-aged beers. The palate is medium, the carbonation light. Overall, much more appetizing than No. 2. Pretty good.
mile (2654) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel with vinous sourness, light vanilla-oak. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and vinous sourness, light vanilla and some alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some caramel and light sourness with light vanilla, alcohol. Sweetish strong ale with light vanilla and sourness - bit too much alcohol considering the body.
EHSRanders (1744) - Tjele, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber colour with medium creamy white mostly
Lasting head. Fruity aroma. Sweet flavor. Alkohol finish. Creamy palate.
TBone (11735) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 500ml (BZ, BBE 2014, #04837)
Deep amber color, steady small off-white head. Aroma is sour, wood, fudge, cellar and later some hints of oak/vanilla. Medium-bodied. Oak, vanilla, cellar, some light caramel, Fullers flavors, some sourness. Foamy carbonation. Are all bottles like this or has this light infection?
Beersiveknown (2395) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@home from Drinkstore 10/12/11. Dark amber with fluffy beige head. Dry and dusty ginger nose. Hint of barnyard. In the mouth its very lively carbonated with interplay of whisky, malt and brett.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ GBBF 2011. Rating #8700. Pours a clear dark amber color with no color. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel woody aroma with hints of whisky. Sweetish fruity malty woody caramel and dark fruit flavor with hints of whisky. Has a fruity malty woody dark fruit finish.
chrisv10 (9691) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, whiskey, fruit and caramel. Flavour is malt, whiskey, oak, little caramel, fruit, hops, dry and notes of alcohol.
Fin (6891) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bell & Crown pub, nr Kew Bridge, London, 05.11.11 on Thames Tipple, consumed 08.11.11 Pours reddy/amber with very little head to speak of, there might of been one, however when I got around to rating it, it must have shot off. There is a little whisky on the nose but it is not over done and there is a light woodiness wonderful soft vanilla, good nose. Tastes great, soft in mouth, vanilla, maltiness, some whisky but in no way is it overdone, warmth throughout, tiny bit of spice. If there is anything lacking it is there is that despite all of the positives it lacks just a bit more depth of flavour, however considering it is whisky cask aged I am so glad that this isn’t over the top. Good beer, I like this. A8 A3 T8 P4 Ov17 4.0
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
[ Courtesy of Mika ]. Clear medium to dark amber colour with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, wood, whishy, barrel, dusty dry wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long duration, whisky, wood, caramel malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft.