shoestring (347) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Still don’t know whether I love it or loathe it. ’Very vanilla’ is how I owuld describe it. Sweet finish.’ Oily in the mouth. mmmmmmm need to retry sometime. Far better than Marton’s Firestoker (another ’vanilla effort)’ . Rerate jan 14. Enjoyed but got slightly clawing at end. Vanilla aftertaste?. Palate creamy. Toffee and hint of oak and vanilla.. doesnt seem 6.6
Rune (10838) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle at Le Mirage in Tromsø. Pours a dark amber body with a slowly fading, off-white foamy head. Aroma in the direction of dark honeyed oak. Malty taste mixed with vanilla and wood. Low, but noticeable bitterness to the finish. Well bodied. Not exactly the perfect drink to meat (19.07.2008).
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a right little hopper. Ginger beerish, or marzipan. Also reminds me of fried pre-cooked bangers with tomato tomato sause. A sweet edge is apparent
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, coppery orange color with small white head. Aroma is sweet malty with toffee and vanilla. Flavors is oakly, toffy, slightly buttery, sweet malty with floral/grassy hoppiness. Sweet palate is medium-bodied and smoothly carbonated.
4421 (10) - CANADA - JUL 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. gorgeous amber color with small head. aroma of honey and wood. sweet malt taste with some honey, and some bitterness on the finish. alcohol warmth present. lovely beer, will try again!
Pinball (11840) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
normally i don’t like aged beer, or beer with cognac flavor. This one is different, very enjoyable beer, drinkable, notes of honey and whiskey, buttersmooth. enough bitterness to balance the sweetness. i could buy this again for sure.
alexanderj (3514) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle; poured a clear, dark orange with a smallish white head. Aroma of honey, caramel, whiskey and wood; very sweet. Flavor dominated by sweet, buttery malt and whiskey. Toasted biscuit lingers for awhile on the palate. Was really hoping to like this more, but I don’t think it worked all that well. I think I’m not a big fan of the butteriness. Overall it was a bit messy.
DrFunk (80) - Sorumsand, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample from importer.
beautiful clear amber. Sweet malty notes with evidence of oak. honey and delicate spices. A great beer!
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 2, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
THOUGHTS: I had been wanting to try this one for a while. Hid alcohol well until it hit the belly and then it was pleasantly warming. A really nice surprise since I’ve never really heard anyone talk about this one. I think it was the first light oak aged beer I’ve ever had. It was much more subtle than I thought it was going to be, but way more complex at the same time.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, medium orangey amber with nice carbonation and a small to average, off-white head that mostly diminished except for right around the edges of the glass and left fair to good lacing. The aroma was great, but a little weak. There was moderate caramel malt, oak, vanilla and slight citrus. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and moderately acidic; while the finish was moderately sweet, light to moderately acidic, lightly bitter and slightly sour with an average to long duration. The light to medium body was dry with lightly fizzy carbonation and a light alcoholic finish.
smoothgrain (5) - St Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2008 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
the beer that opened my door! I had no idea beer could have so much flavour, look so bueatiful, smell so interesting. I take it out of the fridge and just leave it in front of me for a little while and I get more excited to pour it by the minnute. pours crystal clear and golden honey colour. head is light gold, two inches and then fades. Taste and smell are a little vanilla, not quite sweet, and keeps you interested as it warms. I enjoy it slowly to the last drop. Actually I cherish it, one bottle when I am lucky to have some quiet time to myself. My favourite but I am tasting others to see what the beer world has to offer.