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. It’s 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
rauchbier (3667) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper bronze, good lasting white head and moderate condition. Vaguely fruity and woody in the nose with hints of whisky, peppery herbal hops and slight vinegar citric notes, quite full and sweet in the mouth with hints of vanilla woodiness and whisky oxidation note, sligtly dry and woody finish with some sweet caramel.
veringer (7) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2006 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2012 Enjoyed this in Edinburgh. Amber honey color, with thin head. It’s exactly what you’d expect a good unpeated single malt to taste like if you perfectly married it with beer. Sweet carmel, a little smoke, and slightly acidic finish.
cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lots of toffee and sweet malts in there with the whiskey touch coming through quite clearly. Good to look at, good to drink and certainly a departure from other oak aged beers, rare as they are.
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It says Blonde but anyway, it was good, a little more creamy than the one in the bottle, it was too alcoholic.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Some vanilla and slight bubblegum. Over oaked. Like a poor man’s malt - over accentuated. Drinkable but touristy.
reebtogi (4885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A rich copper colour with a pronounced oak flavour and mild hoppy aroma. Poured a fine head that was not lasting.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of raisins, caramel, toffee, woody oak and a touch of green apples. Definate peaty smoke and oak in the flavour. Mild caramel, quite dry. Copper with a white head. A little thin in body.