Reid (1860) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice fancy,important looking bottle.
Dark golden/amber coulored ale, nice sized frothy white head.
A quite strong and distinctive aroma,hoppy and backed by strong malt, with very woody tones.
This is a rather strange beer to taste, it is sweer,honeyish mostly with very woody,whisky and sherry like undertones, slight hop bite and aftertaste.
Wonderfully smooth on the palte,impressive.
An unusual beer but very nice I would recommend it.
Lunkie (1399) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2005
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear amber red colour with reasonable head. Sweet malt floral aroma. Bitter flavour with an aftertaste like being hit in the head with an iron bar. Fizzy palate. NEVER AGAIN!
Hendo (110) - Sint Anthonis, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic beer, you get the aroma and flavour of the oak casks first thing.
I love it.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. The colour is medium dark copper red; the large compact foam is beige, firm and stable with a small crater.
The smell is generous and complex, I found notes of honey, bitter hops, fruit candy drops, wheat flour, raisins, dried dates and even a touch of tulips.
The carbonation is mild and refreshing with lots of small bubbles.
The taste is full-bodied with a complex cask-matured whiskey feel. There are flavours of wood (cedar, oak and sandal wood), honey and some bitter hops. The taste is very balanced. The quite long aftertaste is somewhat dry and bitter with some smoky whisky-notes.
This is a very nice and a bit different ale of an excellent quality!
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber colour with minimal head. OAK, vanilla, whisky, red wine, medium bodied, low carbonation, smooth.
Garrat (1255) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2010 From A Bottle.Deep orange in colour,small head,malt whisky,vanilla and fruit aroma,sweet woody flavour.
Choos (593) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: vanilla, malt, spiritous with some oaky sherry smells. Appearance: amber orange, clear. A small head made of big bubbles. Flavour: seet, strong lightly tanin, coconut, vanilla and spiritous. Palate: lightly carbonated with some lingering hop bitterness. Overall: not so much enjoyable for me but very complex.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber-red in colour with a white head.
Aroma from burnt malt. Some wiskey and oak in taste. Sweet taste. Comes of a little dry.
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Poured a nice amber/toffee colour with a big tightly packed head. Odd aroma - grassy, sappy wood, medicinal & malty. Flavours are big on malt, some toffee and an odd sweetness probably imparted by the oak aging. Has a very smooth medium body. An interesting beer, a premium bitter with a twist.
AAO (102) - Næstved, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2005
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cobber color, white head. Heavy sweet sour aroma. Eat a wood and you will taste this beer... Oak .. shit.. not good, it’s just to sharp.