Parket (581) - Bruges, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle in Edinburgh pub, ugly looking bottle, corono like beer. Smell: malty, sugary. Taste: also malty and sugary, very stump and a bit too sweet.
Muggus69 (2044) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml, All-Bar-One, London.
Couldn’t resist when I saw this on the men.
Suprisingly clean gold body with some whispy lace.
Distinctly strong wood aroma; vanilla oakiness, smoked malt, earthy undertones, maple syrup and citrus fruit. Smells damn good!
Reasonably low carbonation, richly bodied, sticky texture.
Fantastic malt and oak flavours drive the body; vanilla, maple syrup, burnt wood, muscat, bitter orange, bread crust.
Such a pleasure to slowly sniff and savour. Wish beers like this were more common place!
jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light reddish brown with a short-lived off white head. Nose has some slight caramel and vanilla, sweet and malty. Thin, slightly sweet, some caramel, oak, vanilla, light malts. Almost no hops.
Vladivostok (432) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet peachy aroma which continues through into the mouth. Very little hop aroma or bitterness. Finish is gentle and malty. A pleasant well-crafted beer.I think calling it English might cause a few hackles to rise north of the border!
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from a bottle at NY Brew Fest 2010. Pours scotch tan with zero head. Aroma of gin, bourbon, sweet malts, oak, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and candy. Medium bodied with an insanely smooth, creamy palate. Very good English strong.
canicule (90) - IRELAND - JUN 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Whiskey coloured. Subtle, slight aroma. Very smooth. Sweet, vanilla taste is the highlight. Slight hop finish, not too bitter. Not a heavyweight - surprised this weighs in at 6.6%abv - but pleasant and suitable to accompany a meal.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled during Brew Fest 2010 on Governor’s Island. I really liked this sucker. Mellow, honey, vanilla, oak. Very sessionable.
jkwood04 (5260) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in an English pint. Pours clear amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma of oak, toffee, and some malt. Flavor starts with malt that is a little bitter, has the oakiness too it the entire time, and a very slight hop undertone. Light on the palate and average body. A decent beer, but way overpriced. Wouldn’t buy again.
thomasmmc (10) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
In bottles (of course) at Perfect Pint, amazing smoothness with a great taste reminding of cream sickle. When drinking it, you can almost taste the richness of barrel and the well balance of the flavors for a delightful experience.
NPRugby11 (219) - New York, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark honey color with sweet honey and oak taste, the oak really comes out of the casks and into the beer, delicious