dj (520) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 330ml. A clear, dark amber pour with an average lasting head. Strong aromas of oak and hops. Flavour is mostly oak, but with hints of hop and malt. Average duration finish of malt and oak. The taste is certainly unique, although it doesn’t really do much for me. I think it would be nicer with less Oak and more noticable hops and malt.
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amver, with a white head. Aromas are malt and whiskey. Flavors are malt, hops, whiskey, and oak. Body is medium. Thanks to radiomgb for this bottle.
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark amber color with a sweet caramel taste. The oak flavor is not that notiable, it is a very pleasant drink.
jmcnally (21) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some have complained that this tastes oaky but I didn’t find that at all. Quite a pleasant beer with a bit of a distinctive flavour.
oh6gdx (20238) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Honeyish yellow/amber colour with big offwhite head. Aroma of oak, hops and vanilla. Flavour is malty, oaky and also hints of vanilla and caramel. Finish becomes fruity and vanillaish. A bit too sweet, but otherwise very nice.
TBone (12440) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2006 Bottled (BB 04/2006)
Amber color, good creamy off-white head. Aroma has oak wood and vanilla. Medium bodied. Very sweet toffeish. Lots of oak barrel, whiskey and vanilla flavors. Barrel maturing comes quite clearly to flavor and aroma but overly too sweet to be really good one. (6/4/6/3/12 3.1)
[Bottled] (BB 04/2007).
Amber color, small white head. Flowery hoppy, oaky nose. Alcoholic, flowery hoppy with whiskey and vanilla presence. As someone said, a bit similar to Duckstein. (6/4/6/3/12 3.1)
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darkish amber w/ frothy off-white foam. Vanilla, caramel, oak & berries on the nose. Light, slightly grainy feel. Flavour is sweet w/ caramel & toffee notes & a whiskey-ish character in the finish.
Stew41 (1725) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big head, creamy in texture and colour, well formed. Nice dark amber hues. Bouquet doesn’t do a heap for me, basic ale notes, a touch stale. Palate kicks in nicely, flavour weight in the mouth is immediately noticeable, almost liquor like. Nice malt treat, appropriate sweetness, really really good mild carbonation suits the beer perfectly. Oaked aged treatment not noticeable, at least for me.
Quevillon (2452) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ça l’air d’une petite bouteille de scotch! Couleur ambré pale avec un petit collet. L’arome n’est pas impressionant, un peu boisé. Goût sucré, un peu alcoolisé mais plaisant.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle. This one 6,6% vol. Amber clear colour with a lance head. Aroma of wood, malt and little whisky too. Great tasty flavour of sweetness, oak, bourbon and little alcoholic, with hints of smoke. Ends up great