Dorwart (2464) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent sized fluffy white head of fine bubbles. Nice continuous carbonation. Strong vanilla and oak aroma with a hint of bourbon. Also some sweet butterscotch. Color is a crystal clear brownish orange. Lively in the mouth with lots of sweet malts. Lots and Lots of butter. Unfortunately, I am not a fan of butter. But this sort of melds with the vanilla and bourbon nicely. Noticable alcohol presence and actually seems stonger than it actually is. Finishes smooth and creamy with a lingering vanilla taste. A decent brew.
Jayb0 (1108) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice in that it is more subtle than most of the oak aged monsters I’ve had. Where those tend to leave a bitter hop/wood combo here we have a more mellow wood effect, not unlike what you’d expect from a smoother bourbon. Some candy sweetness. Overall I think it was just a tad thin and needed just a bit more oomph.
popkow (303) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear bottle poored a copper fluid with clear body. The tast of vanilla with a hint of honey left me asking for some bitterness. The body was medium and finsih was smooth but sweet taste left me wanted something more acidic or bitter.
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2007
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Quite expensive at almost $4 for a single bottle at the local shop. The beer pours exactly how it looks in the "CLEAR" bottle. A well crafted ale in a clear bottle? Am I the only person that sees a problem with this picture? Let’s save clear bottles for crap like Corona. Anyway, warm amber in color, absolutely flat. No head or fizz. The one complaint I had about this beer is that the smokey oak and vanilla flavors overpower the malty richness as well as the hoppy bite that a good English ale should have. The aroma of the vanilla and oak is amazing being that I am also an avid whiskey fan, but the flavor in this beer was just too much. This beer definitely has a little too thin of a mouthfeel with no real body. The finish is a bit sweet, still very oaky, and a bit alcoholic. A beer worth trying for yourself, but definitely not my cup of tea.
Theis (14655) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Vodroffslund Bodega. Clear orange/amber - white head. Oak, wood, amber-malts, caramel, sweetness, light brown sugar. Nice and soft mouthfeeling.
Funknmilla (730) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle...copper with off-white soapy head....aroma---sweet malts and sweet whiskey...smells that make you go hmmmm....creamy body, yet light...flavor--the essence of a whiskey shot left on the palate then chased by a lager or stronger ale...makes me want whiskey (irish)...a slight peatiness to the finish...price is a tad high for quality
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. Bottle: Clear copper body w/ a minimal white head. Sweet malts & a light vanilla/strawberry-esque aroma. Roasted malt, slight caramel, smooth. A little bitter & a little something I can’t quite figure out...interesting.
Canuckistani (41) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2008 Quite an intriguing beer. Take a nice scotch, mix in the right amount of beery flavour, and add fizz. Oaky, carmel brown sugar, amber malts; sweet on the tongue but with a pleasantly sour aftertaste.
You’ve got to be in the mood, and drink it slowly.
Laegraid (37) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at Internasjonalen 24. Nov -07. I could not detected any aroma other than the overwhelming caramel / butterscotch. Its quite possible that there some smell of wood there, but to much caramel to be sure. Had a much better flavor than I anticipated, with a great aftertaste. Sweet but with notes of wood.
MPA (866) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 21, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle (cell phone rating). Clear amber. Aroma is sweet and malty, with wood and caramel. Caramel, sweetness, a little wood and some brown sugar in flavour. Seems a little artificial.