Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a golden body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. It’s lightly malty with notes of toffee, vanilla and wood as well as a light hoppiness. Light to medium bodied and smooth.
thejon375 (414) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a good looking amber clear brown with small white head. Aromas of whiskey, oak and grain alcohol. Vanilla and butter flavors. Very smooth on the palate. Tastes better than it smells.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2009 bottle. pours a light amber with a small white head.... light sweet malt aroma with a touch of oak and some apple. the apple carries through the body along with the sweet malts. I really don’t get the oak aged flavors at all.... I didn’t really know what to expect from this one, but I was disappointed.... a very average import.
aphalo (94) - Turku, FINLAND - APR 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml, 2009. Clear amber colour, fastly dissappearing whitish head. Aroma has vanilla, rum. Quite carbonated, smooth, liquorlike taste.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2009
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a small white head. Sweet, malty, oaky and a bit sour. Vanilla, caramel, toffee, butter, syrup, sour cream, alcohol, oak, metal, grain. Sweet and cloying. Feels a bit off.
SmallOne (79) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice amber color withjh a nice head. A good aroma , sweet and fruity.
I love the taste of caramel and oak and the buttery sweet finnish.
A clear favorite of mine.
puboflyons (2784) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the 1 pt. 7.6 fl. oz clear bottle marked 16 Jan 09-8017A 12:38. The pour was amber in tone with a decent amount of beige head that stays around for an extended period and excellent lacing. The aroma was a welll-balanced misture of sweet malts and something fruity like apple or wine. Medium mouthfeel. The taste had a sweet malt character subtle hops. It had a sort of dry fermented sensation of wine and there was no aftertaste. This was an exclellent beer and one of the best I’ve had lately.
jkm (235) - AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich and clear amber colour. Malt and caramel aromas. Slightly watery mouthfeel. Fairly sweet flavours of malt and caremels. Not a bad ale.
zach8270 (4003) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle 330 ml) Clear copper color with a puffy white head. Aroma is quite intense. Lots of spice, vanilla, fruit, oak, butter, and caramel malts. Some scotch as well. Flavor is buttery and sweet at the beginning with a smooth sweetness from the oak, a mild bitterness in the middle, and a very buttery and sweet finish. Warms a little more than I thought 6.6% would. Very tasty.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper pour. Fluffy off white head and surprisingly no lace. Sweet malts and oak on the nose. Bourbon, toffee, oak, and vanilla. Slight citric finish. Seemed like there was more more alcohol evident then the list 6.6% ABV