Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: oak ageing noted up front, clean malty backing, touch of vanilla, lsight mineral and meadow like hop notes.
Appearance: poured clear amber with auburn hue. Medium lighter tanned top.
Taste etc.: medium bodied with oily mid, thinner sides with oak-alcohol blend on top. Slight spice note, peppery caramel. Shorter finish. Decent.
douglas88 (5482) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. A boxing day brew! Pours a ruddy color with a small beige head. A sweet nose of berries. Toffee, caramel, light oak, more massive berries, strawberry and some light tartness. Finises with tobacco, sweet molasses. Pretty good.
Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a clear dark golden color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention and some light lacing. Aroma of vanilla and oak with sweet malt based and light sweet caramel malt notes. Taste is dominated by quite strong vanilla which borders on gross territory with some toffee and sweet caramel malt notes. Body is smooth with a creamy texture and good carbonation. Interesting but too much vanilla and a bit too sweet for its own good.
czar (3683) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours almost clear medium dark golden with a small off-white cap, little retention, no lacing. fruity caramel malts, butter, few spicy notes along with bananas, blueberries (i know, odd), woody notes and too much vanilla. some sweetness. average carbonation, lightly boozy, decent earthy-grassy finish. linear and too much caramel and wood. still... o-k.
jaghana (3442) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JAN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl from FoneFan thanks and shared with Calisky. A clear copper-amber beer with medium head. Nose is on blond caramel with intense oak notes. A quite sweet caramel beer, notes of blond and buttery caramel at the beginning then caramel notes goes on a burnt caramel touch with dry grassy bitterness, the whole encapsulated with round oak and light maple syrup. Properly hopy, nice beer, a bit too sweet.
Crit (3228) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber,small beige head. Nose and palate of wood, alcohol and brown sugar. Let it age, then re rate
rodenbach99 (2943) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille de 330ml, bouteille translucide dans une boîte, achetée par Patrick en Ontario, merci. Bière ambrée avec une mousse brune. Le nez est discret avec une touche de vanille. En bouche c’est agréable, sucrée, touche de whiskey, vanille. La finale est très sucrée. Un produit commerciale, facile, un peu trop sucré.
JohnRMurdoch (2887) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Utobeer Market Stall. Dark reddish amber brown colour, not much head. Caramel malt aroma. Rum, vanilla & caramel flavour. Quite smooth with sweet aftertaste. Decent for this beer style.
rederic (2857) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml clear bottle, dark copper color, with a frothy bubbly beige head, with a mild vanilla, light sweet toffee, caremelized, biscuity, toasted malt nose, with some fruity, oak barrel, caramel, faint spicy notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice vanilla, grated coconut, oak woody barrel, toffee, earthy grainy caramelized, toasted, biscuity malty character, with a light butterscotch, fruity, faint floral tobacco leaf hop flavour, leading towards a mild whisky liquorish, vanilla oakiness finish.
robinvboyer (2832) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark clear ruby pour, small white head.
Really nice caramel, toffee, vanilla malt aroma. The hops are quite present and add a nice zesty hoppiness in the flavour. The finishis a little strong, the alcoholis quite evident. Th mouthfeel is a little thick and the carb is low. Overall,one of their better releases.