kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Caponeís (Norristown, PA). Really nice bottle, despite the clear glass. Pours clear amber, with a moderate sized white head that fades quickly. Nice aroma of oak, brown sugar, and peat. The flavor is initially sweet caramel malt, then finishes with some mild hops. As the beer warms, some oaky, whisky flavors are present in the finish. Nothing exciting, but fairly refreshing.
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Caponeís. Medium copper pour with 1-finger off-white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of oaky, bourbony caramel malt, some tannins, and some British hops. Tastes scotchy, oaky bourbony, with decent caramel malt, some tannins, and hops. Medium palate heft that seems to water out a bit as it warms. Average at best.
Arkolm (19) - USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/25/07 Sweet, tangy. Reddish amber out of a Riesling glass. Crisp, with a almost berry or citrus light smell to it. I donít taste the oak. Not much mouth, but good none the less. Went great with cheap pretzels I had, superbly in fact. Sourish towards the end buy overall I enjoyed this beer.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet entry and finish. Slightly peaty/smoky and a tad on the sour side too. Hadnít noticed that with this beer before, so this might be skunked. It looks good in the clear bottle though. Thin body, yes and mouthfeel leaves a lot to be desired. I can imagine something like this would really come alive if served directly from the barrel.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled from Capones. pours golden with a decent size white head. Aroma of oak, honey, and liquor. the flavor is sweet, honey, oak, with a thin body.
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from LCBO in Ontario. Pours a light straw with some decent lacing. Aroma is faint, but does have a hint of whiskey to it. The taste has more than a hint of the whiskey, although it is still a bit light overall. It does go down quite nicely.
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear bottle. Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of vanilla, marshmallows, caramel, light oak and stale gummi bears. Tastes of vanilla, light wood, toasted malts, and caramel. Thinner body.
mhot55 (99) - USA - AUG 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
smell is wonderful- vanilla, oak, sherry. taste equals the smell, the subtleness of vanilla and sherry present but not overpowering. beer characteristics donít shine here- the undertones seem to be the flavors that are presented (again, not overpowering though.) Nice sipping beer, very mellow, almost like sipping a cognac. high alcohol is hidden. mouthfeel is pretty light."
jrs77 (1) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2007 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
I agree with the rest of the reviews...a good beer that doesnít live up to a great promise.
crazyvin (1965) - New York, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the Brewhouse in Norwalk ct, Decent brew. Served from a bottle in large chalice glass. A clear copper color, minimal white head. Aroma was mostly malts, sweet caramel malts with some wood notes. Flavor was very rich with caramel and vanillia. Balanced out with an almost too subtle oak note, hops were very mild in the finish. A very smooth drink, but it did seem watery at times. Alcohol seemed lower then 6.6%.