Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale amber with a nice, white head. Floral malt, is that an aroma? Nevertheless, it has some floral character to it. Slightly bitter. Thin, Nice aroma and beginning but short aftertaste.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from matt7215: pours a pale golden colour with a good sized white foamy head. plenty of small bubbles in the body. aroma is some floral hops caramel malt, slight vanilla and flowers. flavour is a touch bitter with the caramel malts and small floarl hop. the finish is dry and a clean bitter. very good palate also. very good.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Amber color, nice off-white head. Aroma is butterscotch, the same is flavor, with malt and some hops. Very drinkable.
TheHumanKeg (6) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 20, 2008 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A very good beer I must say I don’t care about anyone else’s opinion. Yes, I’ll agree it’s a little different but sometimes different is good, in this case very good they run out all the time at the LC
(MOST Canadians will know what an LC is)
BeerEssential (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a Trappist style glass this beer came out a rich amber colour with a nice white head. The head disappeared quite quickly, though. This had one of the nicest aromas I’ve experienced in a beer, with a rich vanilla/caramel scent. Creamy taste of oak and vanilla. Not as overly rich or overpowering as I expected. Fairly dry finish. Believe the hype. This is a beer to be savoured.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Bricklayers Arms, 9th March 2008. Very clear amber with a white head. Strong vanilla and citrus aroma. Flavour is similar with a creamy mouthfeel. Nice enough.
eobie (1) - USA - MAR 10, 2008 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I would have to say that this is one fo the best beers I have had. I recommend this to everyone I know.
italianjohn (2430) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a great beer cost me five dollars for one bottle but i feel it was worth it ... it had so many flavors and was very smooth considering the 6.6% The vanilla stands out to me with toffee and the slight oak finish which is different .... its a very drinkable beer it hides the alcohol well
i see it was brewed by belhaven another good beer if you haven’t tried it
pivnizub (9160) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle:Deep golden, small, but stable lacy white head; wood, vanilla and turpentine in the nose; moderate sweetish flavour, medium bodied; vanilla aromas in the sweet-bitter finish. Who needs this.....?
MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(33cl bottle) Clear, golden colour with a medium-sized, slightly off-white foamy head. Sweet and slightly oaky, barrique-like nose with peaty accents, notes of alcohol, vanilla and a restrained hops character. Sweet flavour, medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel. Soft malty base with distinctive notes of vanilla, toffee and slightly peaty, whiskey-like flavours; medium-dry, sweet and faint bitter finish with shy hoppy notes and too much of vanilla and alcoholic accents. It´s like in the wine, I just must not have barrique flavours (05.03.08).