sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured clear medium amber colour with a solid off-white head. Aromas of toffee, toasted malts, sweet fruit and oak. Flavours of creamy caramel/toffee and vanilla,with a good malt base. Finishes balanced and soft on the bitterness.
I would have liked to see a bit more emphasis on the oak flavours but overall I was still very impressed by its flavouring. I will defintely be looking for more of this in the future.
joe19612 (2618) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml clear bottle. Poured a crystal clear dark amber with off white lasting head. Light carbonation. Sweet nut-toffee aroma. Enjoyable whiskey butter-toffee flavour.
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber colored with white head that dimishes rather quickly. Slight bourbon scent. earthy/wood like taste with a little vannila aftertaste
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear 330ml bottle served in an English pint glass. Light amber body topped by a diminishing head. Tons of sediment floating around, I am guessing it is wood chips. Sweet vanilla wafts up from the glass as well as a good deal of bourbon. Tastes of wood, bourbon, and vanilla. Has a gritty texture from the wood particles. I am not quite sure how to rate this, I thought it tasted good, but it does not taste like beer at all. More like a shot of bourbon mixed into some seltzer water. The base beer does not come through the wood or whiskey at all.
moseslikesbeer (183) - conestoga, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma of whiskey and vanilla and English malts. This tasted like an English bitter to me with some rum or whiskey poured in with it. Very bitter sweet palate and hard to drink quickly.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber body with a light off white body. Lots of vanilla, light fruit, light whiskey, sweet sugar, and light oakiness. Has a vanilla cream soda feel with very light barreling. Sessionable at a price.
BillWyce (1015) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2012 poured clear amber with a small white head. Malty, earthy aroma with mild vanilla note. Smooth but slightly oily on the tongue. Taste of malt sweetness with nice woody notes. Slight earthy undertone and some vanilla in the finish.
RIXbeer (102) - USA - NOV 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear glass....do I need a glass? Yeah i guess so. Pours a watery looking light amber. no head. no action. Aroma of a grolsch like lager and oak. Hint of whiskey.Nice smooth oaky flavor but it still reminds me of a german/european lager. The whiskey is very present and surprisingly smooth. Nice smoothness and a light [,lager like] flavor. The ABV will sneak right up on you but this beer, although very easy to drink isn’t a beer I want to keep drinking.
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL clear bottle. Pours almost clear and golden yellow to orange with a small yet dense and off-white head. Dry malty and slight grassy hoppy aroma. Flavour is breadish malty, light sweet and with a mild roasted note. Caramelish too. Light bitterness showing through. Bitter and breadish malty in the finish.
bierkoning (12581) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
White bottle. Light amber color. Butterscotch in the aroma. malty sweetish, buttery , alightly oaky flavor. Hints of citrus. Buttery aftertaste. Sticky mouthfeel. The oak character could be a bit more pronounced.