TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a amber blonde witha foamy head. Light honey and caramel nose. Slightly creamy mouthful with some sweetness and light hops. Some oak notes and pretty smooth. The barrel aging adds to the mix but the base beer is only decent.
gyllenbock (7187) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
The flavor is very sweet, with hints of caramel, honey, vanilla and a little malt.
To sweet for my taste, also a little thin.
Must say that I quickly "got tired" of the beer.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - OCT 5, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a small off-white head. The aroma is malty with notes of oak. The flavour is malt, oak and some sweetness with hints of vanilla and toffee. Quite smooth, medium-bodied.
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - OCT 2, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
i think ill just agree with the last posting, very interesting beer, had it after having a very bitter stout so at first the taste was very welcoming malty, but then by the finish i had had enough, lots of honey and vanilla tastes, too sweet for me.
KyotoLefty (8858) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber color, a tint of orange. Clear. Very nice, foamy, fine head. Very fragrant of malt, toffee, vanilla, a touch of hops, and oak. Very malty flavor, quite a bit sweet, lots of oak flavor, along with tons of toffee and some vanilla. Very smooth, a whiskey-like flavor and finish. Not a whole lot of hopping. Creamy, slightly lactic, a bit like an oaked chardonnay. A very interesting beer, and I do like it a lot, but it is a bit too lacking in balance for me. I could not drink a lot. It needs more hops, more bitter and sour to balance the richness.
Beerdedone (3170) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours caramel brown with a small off-white head. Aroma was oaky with caramel and had a hint of vanilla. Flavor was caramel, oak/wood and had some vanilla sweetness with a touch of bitterness.
Macadem (103) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light a light amber with a large white head. It smells quite sour at first, almost skunky, but opens up to aromas of oak and vanilla after a good while. The palate is extradorinary, very creamy and rich. Tastes strongly of vanilla, with a subtle hint of oak and toffee.
Suttree (5882) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper, no head. Its in a clear bottle - skunky? you bet. Some malty notes through the skunk. Flavor isn’t as bad, with some caramel and toffee and a little bit of oak, I guess.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - AUG 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: malty, loads of caramel, toffee, vanilla and oak, sweet, a bit too much but very enjoyable beer overall.
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours dark golden, nice creamy white head. Aroma is very odd. Raw mushrooms, butter, vanilla and caramel. Very earthy. Flavour is similar, but kind of meaty and awfully sweet. Body is medium, full and smooth carb. Might have been a bad bottle, judging by the other rates on here. Will rerate.