Dredd (702) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting aroma of honey, light toffee, slight vanilla and almost a slight resemblance to sweet Sake! Pour is a bit average with a bit of a thin mixed head on it, quite sudsy. But the flavour is very enjoyable, the vanilla is a bit more prominent along with the honey some herbal notes and butteriness. This would go well with Vanilla Ice cream or a sticky date pudding.
heemer77 (5129) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber body with a lightly off white head. The aroma has strong notes of vanilla and butterscotch. There is also some fresh cut wood, but that rich buttery character overwhelms it. The taste has some rich toffee and wood notes. There is also some light vanilla, but it is subtle. Overall, it is an interesting beer and it seems to benefit from the oak aging. However, I can only see it being a pleasure to those that love a light and buttery tasting brew.
rw4244 (132) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured golden amber, quite dark, with a strong white head. Malty caramel aroma with vanilla ice cream notes. Prominent. The flavour was complex - malty and hoppy, also quite sour and spicy. Alcohol evident in the finish. Very good. Very drinkable palate. Yes, a very good strong ale overall.
Palidor19 (3007) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Its clear and the mouth feel feels a bit thin, but it packs a super punch. the whiskey malts adds a touch of smoke.its a potent beer that is quite tasty.
nick76 (4280) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is malty and buttery with quite a definite oak-rum quality. The appearance is light amber with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. A nice beer.
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber, small head, notes of fruti, oak, citrus, malt and toffee. Sweet adn a littel bitter in finish
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from morrisons- first impressions pours pretty enough, smells pure skunk. bright orange with a creamsicle foamy head and lacing. nose is skunk. heaps of caramel toffee and some wood. cereal. tastes really creamy mouthfeel. lightly sweetened with heather, honey. probably the most respectable beer ive had from a clear bottle. toasty buttery banana flavours with a dry finish, a bit too sweet too much grain.
liinis (1599) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Damn good, copper clear with white head. sweet caramel or toffee. Really delicious.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper brown colour. Sweet caramel and oak taste. Also some butter in the taste.
dchmela (2710) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle poured in a snifter. Pours a brownish amber with a medium white head. Big oak and sour vanilla aroma. The vanilla was so overwhelming I wasn’t sure I could finish it. Taste was much better, though. Smooth crisp and malty with just hint of the vanilla and oak. Finishes dry with a slight oakiness. Interesting beer, but not worth what I paid for it.