davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from asda, this is the cask strength, 7.7%abv, more of the same but better, honeyed malt whisky and sweetness which dissolves to a fantastic honeyed finish, very long in the mouth, sweetness again but ends with an almost bitterness, strange, cant place it, could be molasses, good stuff though, but not a session beer
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2006 Smells of hops, malt, whisky, rum raisin, cloudberries, honey (good one), vanilla, diacetyl & butter.
It is clear orange with a white head. Whisky coloured.
The taste is sweet-sourish, rich, alco-hoppy bitter (in a little too sweet way), a bit too pilsner-like.
Mouthfeel: tasty, mildly spirituous, mineral, malty and unusual.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Aroma is grainy, sweet, and rather oaky. Taste is sweet malty, and lots of oak
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 2005. Oakish taste is here with a pleasant aroma of vanilla and oak. Its definately refined but not as tasty as some of the other oak-aged beers I’ve had. The alcohol is well hidden.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber colour with thin white head and lots of small bead carbonation. Slightly acidic carmel malt nose with underlying alcohol notes. Sweet carmel malt taste with bitting dry malt finish.
Aurelius (3844) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2005 Overblown and overpriced. Aroma put me in the mind of boiled peanuts, grain, dough and moss. Good bottle - needs to be brown. Color of cream sherry, white head. Light smoke, sweetish, whiskey, clear flavor. Finish is quick and coldwater. Decent, drinkable, but left me looking for more. Finishes medium-light sweet and vanilla. Bottle at David Copperfield’s, NYC, 3rd HHR trip
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright copper colour. Vanilla, wood and caramel aromas shoot forth. The flavour is sweet. Grainy notes are infused with prominent wood and vanilla. A refined, drinkable beer, if a little lacking in complexity.
pintbypint (2355) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml clear bottle. Honeyish-amber colour, small tight white head. Whisky-ish nose. Flavour of sweetish caramel with whisky and artifical vanilla.
turbothy (1045) - Bonn, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark copper colour with off-white head. Aroma is at first very corn-ish, but turns into caramel as the beer warms. Not very pleasant at first, and a little artificial later. The taste is okay, and the mouthfeel wonderful - very viscuous. Sadly, the aftertaste is lacking.
Crit (3218) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep gold,small beige head.Woody,sweet nose. Sweet palate, overtones of honey,toffee,vanilla. Interesting