speedywinger (29) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 Bottle from LCBO. Beautiful clear amber/copper color (same as pic) with an off-white head. This beer has an insane amount of oak aroma and flavor. If you like oaky wines or whiskey this beer is heaven in a bottle. The flavor is sweet vanilla, oak, malt and caramel...mmmmmm. A little boozy aftertaste and wood. Unique beer.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good frothy head on a wel carbonated dark gold pour,well amber.Aroma,rich hops,good strong malt,nut like notes,sweetness of butterscotch.Flavorsbutterscotch,nutty,malt sweetness citrus comes through,this is good stuff mellow to drink yet strong in flavour.Finish sweet full flavoured.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - clear honey colour with creamy white head. Medium carbonation, smooth and medium to fulll bodied. Rich malty flavour, fruity, woody (oak?) with maybe a hint of citrus and spice. Sweetish, lightly bitter finish with ab alcohol warmth.
themightyomega (92) - New York, USA - APR 6, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a bottle at Whisky Live New York (Really!) Pours golden amber, tan head. Aroma of wood and hops. Flavor of wood and hops. Aftertaste of wood and hops. Not very good.
rusty63 (4) - ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear, honey amber colour with nice white head. Oak and caramel aroma with a hint of vanilla. Oak and butterscotch flavour with bitter floral hops. Clean dry bitter finish. Unusual, but nonetheless very drinkable. While I can appreciate it may not suit all tastes, well worth trying.
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale amber with a nice, white head. Floral malt, is that an aroma? Nevertheless, it has some floral character to it. Slightly bitter. Thin, Nice aroma and beginning but short aftertaste.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from matt7215: pours a pale golden colour with a good sized white foamy head. plenty of small bubbles in the body. aroma is some floral hops caramel malt, slight vanilla and flowers. flavour is a touch bitter with the caramel malts and small floarl hop. the finish is dry and a clean bitter. very good palate also. very good.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Amber color, nice off-white head. Aroma is butterscotch, the same is flavor, with malt and some hops. Very drinkable.
TheHumanKeg (6) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 20, 2008 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A very good beer I must say I donít care about anyone elseís opinion. Yes, Iíll agree itís a little different but sometimes different is good, in this case very good they run out all the time at the LC
(MOST Canadians will know what an LC is)
BeerEssential (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a Trappist style glass this beer came out a rich amber colour with a nice white head. The head disappeared quite quickly, though. This had one of the nicest aromas Iíve experienced in a beer, with a rich vanilla/caramel scent. Creamy taste of oak and vanilla. Not as overly rich or overpowering as I expected. Fairly dry finish. Believe the hype. This is a beer to be savoured.