rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, - FEB 11, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber colour with low head. Higher alcohols dominate the aroma, followed by heather and grass. Not so sweet mouthfeel given the high ABV. Big on higher alcohols with whiskey notes and peat. Fruity and grassy with notes of heather. Peppery finish. Each to his own I guess.
Osprey87 (1958) - WALES - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle #07622, 2011 vintage. Clear dark orange amber, sparkling, small off-white head. Aroma is potent with manuka honey and sherry, background clove. Body is medium, soft carbonation, pretty smooth. Taste has lots of straw and wood, touch of tangy tripel character, light peated whisky, earthy, soft bitterness, drinks like a 5% beer. Sweet, but nowhere near as sweet as the aroma suggested, thankfully. Very drinkable, lovely woody flavour. Very good overall.
TaktikMTL (5922) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeur de whiskey et de petits fruits. Apparence: La couleur est orangée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Gout de céréales avec une pointe de fruité et d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #5833)
cattaneopapa (190) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from LCBO, Toronto, ON. No.: 06132. 11% alc/vol.
Pours a hazy deep amber colour with a small tanned head which dissipates quickly. Aroma of sherry, whiskey and dark fruits. Taste: sherry, whiskey, dried plums and a bit smokey finish. Moderate carbonation.
jtclockwork (8774) - , 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 (1146) - 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 (2516) - 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 (6519) - 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 (6197) - 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 (9370) - 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 (8006) - 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
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