auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Orangish colored pour with thin white head. Sweet, citrusy, vanilla aroma. Malty, woody, slight metallic finish. I liked this.
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from the LCBO
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lowgun1212 (109) - Carlstadt, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2012 Fabulous nose. smalls like cookies and oatmeal and brownies and heath bar and peach. Also a pretty beer. slightly red amber, Sweet and soft taste, a little penny taste in there takes away some. Mostly smooth on the palate but not gooey; a little seltzery. The oak definitely has its way with this beer and i really like it. especially the nose. Highly underrated in IMHO!
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper coloured with white head. Smoked wood and vanilla aroma. First flavour is quite sweet followed by a smoky bitterness that doesn’t quite balance that initial sweetness. Complex flavours of whisky, vanilla, wood, berries and honey. A good effort but its excessive sweetness lets it down.
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 Pours out of the bottle yellow-ish brown with a small cloying head that almost looks sticky. Aroma is sweet, cinamon and honey. It smells like a cinnamon bun. The palate is super complex. Honey, oak, cinnamon, almost a scotch-esque favor in there as well, most definatly a fruitier highland scotch. There are also some soft fruit notes in there as well (possible pear) and a gentile hoppiness. Finnish lingers with an oaky bite. Good, good beer.
Kavu (3291) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2013 Pours brownish amber with a white top. Aroma is filled with honey and unfortunately so is the flavor. It was so sweet that I could barely finish the bottle. Not my cup of tea. Re-rate: Not really 1.2 as I said previously but too sweet nevertheless.
rodenbach99 (3681) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bouteille transparente de 330ml, belle couleur cuivrée pale, peu de mousse, nez rappelant le wiskey et goute près du wiskey aussi, manque de corps pour supporter le goût de chêne.
Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear golden color with very thin white head. Interesting aroma with hints of honey, oakwood, citrus and fresh green apples. Thin watery flavor of sour applejuice, oakwood and walnut with a sour alcoholic finishing. Mouthwatering sourness and thin watery body
JFGrind (1935) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Co-worker got a case for his birthday and I was able to wrestle a bottle away from him. Scottish brewers add dimension to their portfolio with whiskey-oaked English Strong Ale. Woody, vanilla, whiskey sweetened ale that I found unique and enjoyable.
rocbyter (1980) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sour oak aroma. Clear orange color with a small white head. Moderate oak flavor to start off. Finishes with a creamy vanilla taste.