jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Aroma of light smoke and caramel with a hint of nuts. Light brown color, thick off-white head, good lace. Very sweet, smoked, bitter, nutty. Smooth, little sticky and warming. Actually very special flavors and unlike any other beer I ever had. But the sweetness ruins it.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: malt and toffee. Flavor is rich, rounded and with some burnt sugar/ pralines. Very aromatic.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
With hindsight I would have rolled this one out with dessert. Unfortunately, this was a pre-dinner thirst quencher that back-fired. Started off well, an unsurprising (thanks to marketerís dream glass) orange-brown with a large and a lasting head. Again unsurprising, the aroma was dominated by oak, with notes of vanilla and some very evident alcohol. For me this was way too sweet, sickly really. Ideally I would have been sipping this on a full belly, so that would have made it less offensive, but on an empty stomach it was cloying. Quite an oily texture in the mouth, smooth and possessing a light carbonation. Definitely one to have as a digestif.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate:
The aroma definitely has a touch of whiskey about it. Some vanilla and quite obvious sour cream. It looks like a whiskey too. The flavour echos the aroma and is creamy with burnt oak and pine. This really is a strange one. I canít get away from the sour cream and chives which I really donít care for at all. Obviously given what this is meant to be the malt is predominant all round. Finish is again very whiskey like but with lashings of vanilla cream and banana. Im sure plenty of people will enjoy this a lot more than I did. I love a wee nip of scotch but I wouldnít be chucking some beer in it. Personally I canít make my mind up but I am verging on the dislike.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber colour with foamy white head. Malty aroma with a sweet nutty and light buttery note. malty and toffee sweet flavor with a buttery oily finish.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Perfectly clear amber with a malty carmelized sugar aroma. Flavour is malty and sweet with an artificial chemical taste to it.
harrisoni (12451) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2005
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
330ml bottle from Asda. Have put off having this for the past couple of years because I knew that I would hate it. And I do. I mean what the hell does it think it is? What is it trying to be? Iím old fashioned enough (ok Iím only 34 but Iím working on it) to believe that beer should be beer flavoured. Subtle flavours, hints of one thing or another, I can deal with. This? OK lets start from the beginning. Orange copper coloured beer with lasting whit e head. Looks perfectly fine. Then you take a whiff of it and suddenly you are transported to the inside of a tree. Why, what is the point? Yes some vanilla, some interesting fruit some boiled toffee flavour. Otherwise absolutely horrible.
Trev (1819) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle: Pours a clear copper with a medium white head.
Aromas of malt with a pronounced whisky-ish apricot-vanilla aroma.
Flavour was slightly sweet fruit and definitely scotch-like with a lasting oakey aftertaste.
Crockett (1001) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours light clear gold amber with reddy hues. Nose of mild skunk toffee and wood chips. Smooth but thinner than expected moutfeel. Vanilla and sweet earthy malts with more than a trace of butterscotch. Stewed apple, and sweet apple syrup. Cedar wood resin. Mild piney bitterness. Hops? Marginally interesting.
DerWeg (1425) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oaking imparts noble scotch-like hints in the finish. Almost half-way barley-wine like flavor and roundness but of course lighter, and long in palate. Pretty great actually. Smells and looks elegant. Screw peer pressure, this should be in the high threeís I think. LCBO, clear bottle is dumb.