CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2007
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
The palate of this beer was smooth, but boy I havenít tasted a nastier beer in all of my life. This beer taste like beer flavored scotch! I have noticed that a lot of English men have rated this beer and enjoyed it a lot. For me I did not like the whiskey stale smell. This beer had the taste of liquor, and it was too watered down for me. The one thing I can say that was atleast decent about this beer was the palate; very smooth, and somewhat sweet tasting. I just donít have the tastebuds to stomach this one. Not my cup of beer if you know what I am talking about. Just a very unique beer that I probably will not every drink again. There are some vanilla and wood notes, but as I said, it tastes more like liquor than beer.
berkshirejohn (4954) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Sainsburys. Deep copper with a ruby tint and a trace of white head. Aroma of vanilla and oak; buttery toffee flavour with more vanilla; alcohol builds to give a warm finish.
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2007 A good Summer ale but does not quite live up to its premium price. It runs second position to its sister (cheaper) ale, the Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer (6.6%). Burnt amber in appearance, with little head. The aroma didnít hit me and, strangely, the flavours were subdued compared with the 6.6%. You can still taste an infusion of vanilla, malt and whiskey, with a hint of sweetness. Serve chilled.
downender (6696) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Deep copper with a moderate head. Buttery, almost kellerbier-like aroma, with a whiff of vanilla oak. Flavour was of toffee, with lots of alcohol in the finish. Good.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A mid brown coloured beer with a tan coloured head. The aroma has some sweet toffee and some clear smoky barrel notes. Quite a deep rich nose. A very full mouthfeel with lots of sweetness and vanilla. Becomes a bit cloying towards the end but thereís a certain quality feel to it. Nice bready malts also.
harrisoni (14586) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Sainsbury. Deep chestnut colour with thin off white head. More toffeeish that the regular version, buttery. Not a huge whisky presence or indeed wood flavour. A lot of greasy melted butter. No huge aroma. Again not impressed. OK, but what is it?
johndoughty (4157) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden and poured with a large head.No lacing and lots of slightly smoked vanilla swirling around. Sharp clean taste with none of the overpowering sweeetness beers of this strength sometimes have. Not that distinctive but still quite pleasant.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very disapointd here. Aroma was ovrly malty toffee apples with a touch of ethenol. Tastw was similar with alcohol quite present though carbonation does try to hide it.
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet caramel and toffee nose with a subtle underlying alcohol. Pours pure amber. Flavour carries on where the nose left off, with sweet malt and raisins interplaying with whisky and some astringent ethanol. Itís ok, but the finish is sharp and the alcohol not as disguised as it claims on the box. Not a bad beer but not amazing.
boltonmark (9) - Uppingham, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2007 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The initial gentle flavour of toffee is replaced with hint of whisky - a bit too strong - lovelly beer though