biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a coppery golden color with a smallish white head. Aroma is on the sweet side, with some of the oak & whiskey. Flavor is also on the sweet side (honey?), again, with notes of the oak & whiskey, some maltiness, smoke, and maybe a little vanilla. nothing special, but not bad at all.
jcwattsrugger (11587) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle-pours an off white head and copper color. Aroma is citrus-lime, which gives way to whisky, woody. Taste is whiskey/malt, woody, some vanilla. Smooth. Occasional. OK carbonation. Thanks jwc215 for sharing.
Englander (21) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flavours start light and fruity, finishing woody, malty with a hint of scotch. The smaller than average bottle size hints that this is an ale to sit down and take your time with. Interesting and unique.
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2010 Bright red amber, creamy white suds. In pre-RB days I dismissed this as a cloyingly whiskeyish novelty, but now my palate has been broadened I’m forced to admit....it’s a cloyingly whiskeyish novelty. But I like it. Nose sodden oak as expected with vanilla, and some musty hops lurking in the background. Creamy vanilla-tinged malt and...yep, more whiskey and wood. Hardly a sniff of booze. One-dimensional and very sweet, but devilish. One is plenty. Whiskey becoming more assertive as it warms. Scoop of vanilla ice cream. Not bad, but a beer you’ve really got to be in the mood for.
mullet2007 (209) - St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful copper color with no real head to speak of. Aroma is oak and some smoke with nice hints of malt perhaps some honey and a bit of toffee. Really nice. Flavor is sweet and malty, with a tiny hint of hops and a nice helping of oak and smokiness. Carbonation is pretty low, but mouthfeel is still full and nice. Overall a pretty great beer.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish-golden color with a small head. Aroma is sweet with honey and a hint of scotch. Flavor is a bit grainy with a hint of whiskey. Way too watery and dumbed down. Just needs some more oomph.
Olly (11) - Bowburn, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2007
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Amber in colour, with a sweet caramel aroma. Cloying in the mouth and tasted of liquid butter. Not for me.
dewolfpack (59) - Petit De Grat, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fantastic aroma I couldn’t wait to try it. The flavor was reasonable but the heavy robustness came out and filled me up before the first bottle was consumed. And a bit expensive at 4.75 a bottle in stores. I will drink it again at a later time to perhaps re-rate. Perhaps before a nice meal to excite my palate.
GeoffT (12) - SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2007
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale amber colour, sweet aroma with vanilla, caramel and wood. Tastes the same as it smells, overly tannic and astringent presumably from the oak. Not really my kind of beer, I don’t like the cloying sweetness and astringency.
mike_77 (3998) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2015 Pale brown colour. The oak and whiskey come through in the aroma. Texture is thin. Flavour has sweeter malty and vanilla notes. A half measure of a whiskey beer. Fairly easy drinking but not hitting in terms of depth and complexity.