ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I have never been a big fan of this beer, but I can see why people enjoy it. Pours amber with small amount of white head. Aroma not bad, with some maple syrup notes, but too much alcohol coming through. Taste is overly sweet, with buttery caramel notes, woody with some vanilla notes.
Fred82 (2138) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Pours pale amber with a medium head. Nose is a bit skunked, a bit citrusy with some caramel. Some light vanilla. Taste of sweet caramel. No evident bitterness. Some oak. Quite straight forward. Quite drinkable and somewhat refreshing. Interesting beer.
yumyum (221) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I can appreciate people liking this beer, personally it just doesn;t sit well with me. I has a decent nose, vanilla honey and a strong, sweet taste agian of vanilla and honey and a element of scotch /oakiness. Perhaps it is the sweetness but I don;t find this one easy to drink. Nice idea though
Maverick34 (2957) - New York, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
For whatever reason, I had never had this, thinking that all the old supermarket bottles must have over-halogen lit and hence skunked. So i picked up a fresh-y one at whole foods. Poured as it looks in the bottle (duh), taste is like butter toffee cookies after english tea. Really. And that’s a good thing.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from daknole--thanks Dakine! Cool bottle, me a no happy that it’s clear. Yep, it is a little skunked nosing it after the clear amber pour with a one finger off-white head. There is also some diacetyl and lots of caramel. Faint oak is present with maple syrup and honey. Damn--sweet! Flavor mimics the aroma just fine, which isn’t really fine at all. So much diacetyl. Minimal bitterness in the semi-dry slightly woody finish. Light prickly carbonation with a medium-light body. Me no likey.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Bill on 07/12/2009. Clear caramel amber body with a thin off-white head. Sweet caramel, oak, vanilla and light fruit aroma. Sweet vanilla, oak and fruit flavor with a caramel background. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.
blutt59 (6502) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, reddish gold pour with lots of foam and lace, aroma of oak and maple syrup, flavor has sour maple, roasted nuts, butterscotch, slight funk from the clear bottle
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Source:Bottle purchased while in Dublin.
Glass:Yazoo Hop Project pint.
Appearance:Clear amber/gold pour with a two finger white head that quickly dissipated.
Aroma:Very clean malty aroma with a hint of oak and peat.
Flavor:Up front a clean maltiness dominates. This quickly gives way to the oak and vanilla from the barrel. Excellent.
Palate:Medium body with solid carbonation.
Overall:I wasn’t sure what to expect here, especially with the low rating. I am very pleased with the oakiness. Would love to have more.
bulldogops (2040) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2009 Bottle. 6.6%. @ Metro Billiards in Edmonton. Beautiful honey/amber colour with a creamy white foam. Taste of honey, toffee, and the oak casks used are present in the flavour. An expensive beer here at home, but a rare treat.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Special thanks to Kramario. Amber, white creamy head. Soft vanilla and caramel warm to just a hint of old oak. Light honey vanilla and caramel flavors balance on a touch of booze and wood. 6.6% shines. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, quick dry finish. A touch basic, but still worth a try if given the chance…