darrentoronto (1) - USA - MAR 10, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
thought old speckled hen was the best beer in the world, thought the day would never come then innis & gunn came along and knocked hen off the throne, this beer is Godís gift to the mankind.
expensive but would pay $20/bottle if i was that.
mannika (140) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber with a pure frothy head. Aroma is very unique, is surprisingly oaky, with a sweet caramel smell that is quite unique for a beer. Very sweet flavour, a dry buttery toffee taste with a tinge of mint. The finish is a long sweetness with a dry bitterness right at the end. Overall, extremely unique and interesting beer.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2007
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Being a Scottish ale, I was expecting this to be disgusting as most are. I suppose at least it wasnít battered, like most Scotch produce, though it probably would have tasted better if t was! A sickly sweet taste, horrible oaky vanilla flavour - almost undrinkable! I understand this is oak aged. For me, this beer is to real ale what New World wine (i.e. Australian/Californaian) is to fine wine. Namely, it has been spoilt by giving it unnecessary oaky, sweet flavours, thus making it unpalatable for connoisseurs comme moi! Iím not sure if putting it in a small bottle is an insult, as they think it is so good and refined (when it isnít), or a blessing in saving oneís taste buds?!?!
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber. aroma of toasty malt, caramel and some oak. waterish mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet with toasty malt, caramel, some oak wood, slight whiskeyish. Pretty good ale.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2007 Poured to an orange-red, with medium off-white head that lingered well and left good lacing up and down the glass. Aroma was a malty sweet oak, with hints of vanilla. As the beer warmed, the alcohol made itself known a little more in the aroma, almost like a mild whiskey, muting the other scents. Flavor was also sweet oak, with a touch of honey. Mouthfeel was pleasant enough, and the palate was sweet at first, but the alcohol became a little more dominant toward the end.
Not bad, but I could not drink many at once.
mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
[187-20070114] 330mL. Very unique aroma, like old socks and ham with some musty wood and honey. Clear, orange brown body with some slow small bubbles and a big medium-lasting foamy white head. Tastes like honeyed oak, strong wood characteristics. Medium body, fairly smooth. Tastes better than it smells.
ekstedt (5082) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber clear color with a thin off-white head. Strong malt aroma with pineapple and apricot, and a wooden character with coconut and vanilla, but no hops whatsoever. Medium bodied, with a sweet, unbalanced and somewhat stale finish.
TheRoot (38) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
.... .. ........ Best before date of September 20/07... Itís February 24, 2007... It poured a lovely amber colour with a slightly disturbing head reminiscent of urinal foam... It tasted like the urine of a rabid wombat had been filtered through a pair of panty-hose taken from a transvestite hobo that had been used as an emergency fan belt on a mid 60ís VW beetle stretched over a urinal puck holder.
And Iím being overly generous....
kopher (592) - New York, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright orange with white foam. Aroma is sweet hops and citrus. Very watery, but interesting flavor--sweet and sour malt-y-ness. Sweet fruity finish.
iLikeGoodHead (6) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I loved this beer. To me it was almost as if someone mixed beer and cream soda together. It is scary how easy this beer is to drink with the alcohol content. This hit the spot yesterday on a cold winterís night watching some basketball on tv.