SeanMacGC (334) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 33cl. Pours an ochre-bronze, with quickly disappearing thin head. Honey, citrus, malt and toffee on the nose, and quite oakey on the palate. Low carbonation, nicely blended alcohol in the mouthfeel, with sour tail. Unusual, but quite decent.
madquacker (1112) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice head and orange colour. Tastes and looks like a stick dessert wine. Honey over a somewaht flat and cirusy beer. Alot honey and milk. Dark colour. Nice.
malrubius (2606) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright copper with lasting ring. Toasty toffee woodsy whiskey coffee-cake aroma. Malty toasted toffee flavor with mild whiskey barrel and British hop. Medium body and carbo. Fairly complex and tasty. I like the whiskey barrel again of this. I could drink many of these.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 1, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2011 Bottle from the Scottish Pub in downtown Savannah, GA. Pours a clear orange with low carbonation and a thin, white head. This is quite a change of pace. Nose is vanilla, cream soda, oak, honey. Taste is very creamy- pretty much really good cream soda albeit alcoholic. Aftertaste is a little sour. Very oily on the palate. Interesting and I would recommend it to others. 11/1/2008 5/3/7/4/14=3.3
330mL courtesy of beerandblues2. Poured a clear gold with really no head formation. Aroma is macro lager, sharp import macro lager metallic, butter, light whiskey. Taste is smooth, bourbon heavy, lots of butter. Pretty interesting but not integrated very well. Overall comes off as much too sweet and heavy on old toffee malts. Body has too many brewing flaws (diacetyl) that the barrel aging attempts to cover up. 2/12/2011 4/2/6/3/10=2.5
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Orangish colored pour with thin white head. Sweet, citrusy, vanilla aroma. Malty, woody, slight metallic finish. I liked this.
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from the LCBO
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lowgun1212 (109) - Carlstadt, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2012 Fabulous nose. smalls like cookies and oatmeal and brownies and heath bar and peach. Also a pretty beer. slightly red amber, Sweet and soft taste, a little penny taste in there takes away some. Mostly smooth on the palate but not gooey; a little seltzery. The oak definitely has its way with this beer and i really like it. especially the nose. Highly underrated in IMHO!
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper coloured with white head. Smoked wood and vanilla aroma. First flavour is quite sweet followed by a smoky bitterness that doesn’t quite balance that initial sweetness. Complex flavours of whisky, vanilla, wood, berries and honey. A good effort but its excessive sweetness lets it down.
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 Pours out of the bottle yellow-ish brown with a small cloying head that almost looks sticky. Aroma is sweet, cinamon and honey. It smells like a cinnamon bun. The palate is super complex. Honey, oak, cinnamon, almost a scotch-esque favor in there as well, most definatly a fruitier highland scotch. There are also some soft fruit notes in there as well (possible pear) and a gentile hoppiness. Finnish lingers with an oaky bite. Good, good beer.
Kavu (4172) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2013 Pours brownish amber with a white top. Aroma is filled with honey and unfortunately so is the flavor. It was so sweet that I could barely finish the bottle. Not my cup of tea. Re-rate: Not really 1.2 as I said previously but too sweet nevertheless.