RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper in color with a huge two-inch head. Sweet sugary malt nose and flavor with hints of vanilla, oak and toffee. Light, crisp bittersweet finish. Excellent.
jason (1827) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a Nice clear copper body with thin head. Aroma is strong alcohol, vanilla, wood. Flavor is wood, vanilla, oak and malt. This is one beer that needs to warm up to appreciate. I thought it made a fine cigar beer.
tlind2 (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2008
1.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
330 ml bottle. Copper color, off-white head. Surprising sweet aroma with plenty of oak. So far so good. However, the taste is cloyingly sweet, with plenty of caramel and some more oak. The taste was in fact so sweet that I was unable to finish my glass, which is rare indeed. Definitely not my kind of beer.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(clear bottle) gold with white head. Aroma is whisky and honey. Flavor is mostly whisky and some toffee. Not very balanced - all you taste is the barrels. A bit sour in the finish.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one of the most unusual beers I’ve ever had. It’s honey coloured with honey in both the aroma and flavour. The aroma also has some floral qualities. The flavour is malty sweet, with toffee and vanilla very much in evidence. It definitely tastes its strength with a boozy warmth coming in on the finish.
Dacrza (800) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intirgued by the end cap at the Shop Rite Liquors for some time, I figured this kind of brew was perfect for sampling after the 2008 Brew Fest. So in between card plays of Greg Hughes’ wildly entertaining game Discombobulation, I jotted down some notes... golden, scotch-like copper pint... white, pencil-thin head that sits on a sparkling body... malt and honey abound with an aggressive weight... bouquet is wildly fragrant... smooth, slick and very drinkable (for a 6.6 ABV!)... uniquely pleasant... tastes begin simply with butter, caramel and toffee... however, those flavors also suggest vanilla and some other flavors I’m not good enough at this time of night to detect... overall, the discussion alone with Ryan, Jer, Cheri, Russ and Amy was worth the purchase--although $4 a bottle is a bit hefty on a weekly wallet--and the beer’s finish warmed without rudeness or alcohol...
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet smelling aroma of wood , flowers, tofee, and a strong smel of alcohol. Light amber/honey in colour with no head. Can taste wood and oranges. Has a strong taste of alcohol like a spirit. Powerful stuff with an acquired taste couldnt drink too many of these.
jroyale (1) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2008 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
There is something about this beer I love. Very enjoyable with a complex body and relatively clean finish.
Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an amber orange with impressive off-white head. Aroma mainly of malt and oak. Taste was about the same with some earthly hoppiness. A good beer that everyone should try.
alari (30) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rather an odd one for me. I found it a little over-carbonated, with a taste like no other beer I’ve come across. Honey and malt to start, rather a bitter finish. Strange butter/soured oak aftertaste. I really can’t make up my mind whether I like this or not.