mahkus (65) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very little head. Strong malt, whisky and alcohol flavour and eve toffee as advertised.
MarkoNm (1109) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - FEB 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear dark golden color, topped with a fairly small white head. Malty aroma, notes of caramel present as well as oaky. Taste is sweet at first, caramel in there. Very mild bitterness in the finish. Nothing specvial, but still very drinkable.
MrBlueSky93 (353) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tesco.
Pours amber/gold, single finger head. Aroma of Cannabis....or at least my bottle! Malts, oak perhaps, butterscotch, caramel. Flavour of caramel, toffee, butterscotch, vanilla...nice balance, a taste I will warm to I am sure. Nice!
Japalo (1362) - DENMARK - FEB 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@guren with jan. No head. Crystal clear. Biscuit. Some alcohol wiskey notes. Dry. More carbonation than a typical. No hops. Very well.
RumRunner101 (857) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brilliant golden pour with white head. Aroma is sweet oak, vanilla. Flavour is pronounced sweet oak, caramel, biscuity malts. Sweet and one dimensional.
Troll (28) - DENMARK - FEB 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma: Turpentine, toffee. Apperance: Pours clear light amber, quick gone light head. Taste: Round woody, toffee, finish with some sour fruityness. Overall: I just instantly liked the ?oakyness? of this beer and its cusins. It?s just like Coca Cola I can?t say why I like the taste.
Niko100 (2163) - Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich amber/gold color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of malt, some oak, & caramel; Flavor of sweet malt, buttery caramel, toffee, and vanilla; Nicely balanced; Solid ale.
Jannick13 (135) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
All thought a bit too sweet, I still feel like this beer is a nice combination a flavors I do enjoy. It’s just slightly over the top. My only gripes with this is the clear bottle. I agree that it is visually nice, but it does skunk up faster.
Oldschool_Mike (141) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can into pint glass. Pours a clear copper colour. Aroma is oak with slight vanilla notes. Taste is about the same. Good beer.
superspak (3143) - Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into snifter, best before 4/2015. Pours slightly hazy bright orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toasted bread, vanilla, oak, apple, plum, herbal, light pepper, and herbal/oaky earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and oak barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toasted bread, vanilla, oak, apple, plum, herbal, light pepper, and herbal/oaky earthiness. Light herbal/oaky bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toasted bread, vanilla, apple, plum, oak, light pepper, and herbal/oaky earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, balance, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and oak barrel flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good oak aged Scottish ale style. All around good complexity, balance, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. This is a bit lighter in body and flavor than the Rum barrel version, but is still nicely enjoyable.