Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, dark amber pour, aroma and flavour was mostly the barrels, I got a bit of carmel like flavours, overall drinkable
AirForceHops (4067) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle. Dirty brown/ copper with spotty head. Aroma is light rum, vanilla from the barrel, English toffee and light raisins. Body is a bit on the thinner side with a almost watery texture. The flavor is still decent. Toasted oak, rum, vanilla, thin toffee, with a rum type finish. I get more of a rum barrel rather than a Bourbon. Thin body but the flavor is still here.
Chalumeaux (216) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle thanks Adrian. Pours reddish brown with a thin white head. Aromas of bread caramel and hints of vanilla. Taste is smooth with toasted oak and caramel and a nice hint of booze in the finish.
AdamJackson (3331) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark red, 1 finger head that faded fast. Smells like raisin, clove, sweet brown sugar. Lavender and cherries. Tastes like really boozy beer for 8%. Rubbing alcohol, rum, cane sugar, nutmeg, pumpkin, brown sugar. very boozy finish. tastes like malty rum.
Hansen (7261) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, lasting. Aorma has notes of vanilla, sweet, and vegetables.
TET (1947) - FINLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A reddish, dark brown beer with a medium and beige head. The aroma is strongly sweet and berry, caramell, some bread and dark chocolate, dry barrel and vanilla. Taste has riped fruits, caramelly and rich maltyness, not too sweet, vanilla, some barrel and hint of chocolate. Warming alcohol without taste in the end. Almost full bodied, nice and smooth, not sticky. Clearly better than normal Outta Kilter without barrel. The good beer, complex and balanced.
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
This Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale is bothered by cardboard notes which surround caramel malts and the vanilla undercurrents offered by the oak.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the turbid dark red.
-The flavor profile is unrefined.
-There is no date on the bottle, so I have no idea how old this is. But it is clearly past its peak, which is strange for such a strong brew bought in a good store.
-Carbonation is relatively low.
nuplastikk (4907) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber. Big booze in the aroma...caramel whiskey harshness. Kind of filtered amber body Not much of a head. Barrel forward, like someone poured some cheap scotch in your beer. Pretty big for the ABV...but at the same time pretty damn smooth. OK...I’m starting to feel it...this one is quite nice, sublime, the barrel is pretty well incorporated after a few sips. In 2015, this is a great Scotch Ale.
Zita (5299) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light fruit Vanilla aroma,amber, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice barrel aged finish.
EHSRanders (1848) - Tjele, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber colour with medium creamy white mostly lasting head. Hoppy aroma. Barrel. Sweet and bitter flavor. Creamy palate.
nimbleprop (5477) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours a murky caramel amber with some cloudy white head. Nose has plenty of caramel and vanilla, quite boozy, some orange, heavy butterscotch. Flavor has more traditional toasted oak notes, plenty of butterscotch and toffee, plenty of whiskey, some soap. Finishes boozy and quite tannic. Perhaps laying this down for 12-18months is a good idea.