BeerloverEJ21 (131) - Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This was a weird one. Iíve tried many beers out there from all over the world, and this one was very unique. First of all, I hate to see a beer in a clear bottle. Clear-bottled beers dont hold their taste as long and they get easily skunked. On the pour, little head. The aroma almost knocks you back! The oak cast was immediately evident, with a strong, alcohol, butterscotch, and burnt carmel smell, almost too sweet. The first taste was like drinking liquid butterscotch and beer mixed into one glass. Very sweet and burnt flavor. Aftertaste was the same. Very odd. It was interesting and Iím glad I tried it, but I wonít be drinking this one again.
skortila (4826) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of oak, vanilla and a very pleasant whisky character. Bit hazy, copper coloured with an off-white, lasting, medium head. Taste is sweet, just a litlle bitterness with whisky oak. Very smooth taste. Bit watery finish. Actually this is quite a good brew. Thanks to joes for leaving this one in my fridge.
CheersMate (1315) - 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 (5160) - 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 (6954) - 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 (15043) - 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 (4278) - 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.