jtclockwork (10443) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours old gold. No head. Nose/taste of whiskey, oak, florals, sherry, ginger and vanilla. Medium body.
Holmen2 (1657) - NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy dark golden. Small off-white head. Aroma of peat, ash, Whiskey and sherry. Peat and fruitiness in taste and aftertaste. Alcohol is evident. Also a hint of burnt print cards.
Spab (2724) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours an orange colour with some fine sediment and average-sized white head. Aroma is full of whiskey, some peat, toffee, spice and alcohol. Flavour is big whiskey, peat, wood, some gently sweet toffee and a bit of alcohol heat. Medium body. Mellow carbonation. Interesting.
Radek Kliber (6600) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Where and how: Tasting, Bottle 750 ml
Aroma heat, pepper, clove, fairly intense whisky aroma. Late dryness, with touch too heavy dry heat.
Top: white lighter cap.
Base: clear, amber.
Palate : front dry with softer mid, complex.
Taste: ash like front, peat smoke, hint of dark soil.
other notes Hmmm. Ale that makes you stop for a second and wonder a bit about its composition.
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o GregClow] Pours a deep gold with a small semi-lasting frothy white head. Aroma of smoke, caramel malt, wood, dark fruit and a touch of alcohol. Flavour’s the same, smoky, malty and fruity. Alcohol is relatively well hidden. Medium bodied. It almost has a Barley Wine-ish quality to it, either way, it’s very good.
hopscotch (10009) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours clear and deeply amber with dirty-orange shimmers and really no head. This has the same fantastic bouquet as the base beer – toffee mostly - but with a nice, gentle, smoky component that really makes me want to visit an Islay or Lowland distillery in Scotland. Medium-bodied with prickly carbonation. Finishes tangy and crisp. The former sherry, and then Scotch barrel is utilized to perfection here.
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2014 2014-08-08. Crisp golden body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma of peat smoke and moderate woody barrel notes. 3+ Flavour is moderately smokey throughout but it ends up being the dominant character for me. Sweetish pale malt core. Moderate alcohol is largely masked by the smoke for me but is relatively restrained on its own merits. Very smooth medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. Well crafted beer but not to my own taste. Bottle shared by GregClow
"The bottle looks like it’s... For her pleasure.."
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Clear copper/amber with no head.
Aroma: Golden syrup, toffee, peat, spiritous,woody, fruity.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness, lo bitter and sourness.
Palate: Thick coarse texture and body, low carbonation, lingering fairly dry toffee, whisky finish
Comments: Gorgeous. Bottle number. 04114
bigguns22 (721) - Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very rich,sweet and unique beer. Pour is a little flat no head or very little. Aroma is sweet,woody and alcohol. A nice full body beer but to sweet for me. Plate was very nice silky and coated well.
HipHopOpotamus (233) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at LCBO for around $12. I have Never had a beer with such obvious barrel smell to it, smelled great. Taste was great as well, strong tho, I was hurting with a bad hangover the next day. I think this was a top notch beer tho!