SmallOne (79) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice amber color withjh a nice head. A good aroma , sweet and fruity.
I love the taste of caramel and oak and the buttery sweet finnish.
A clear favorite of mine.
puboflyons (2919) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the 1 pt. 7.6 fl. oz clear bottle marked 16 Jan 09-8017A 12:38. The pour was amber in tone with a decent amount of beige head that stays around for an extended period and excellent lacing. The aroma was a welll-balanced misture of sweet malts and something fruity like apple or wine. Medium mouthfeel. The taste had a sweet malt character subtle hops. It had a sort of dry fermented sensation of wine and there was no aftertaste. This was an exclellent beer and one of the best I’ve had lately.
jkm (235) - AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich and clear amber colour. Malt and caramel aromas. Slightly watery mouthfeel. Fairly sweet flavours of malt and caremels. Not a bad ale.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle 330 ml) Clear copper color with a puffy white head. Aroma is quite intense. Lots of spice, vanilla, fruit, oak, butter, and caramel malts. Some scotch as well. Flavor is buttery and sweet at the beginning with a smooth sweetness from the oak, a mild bitterness in the middle, and a very buttery and sweet finish. Warms a little more than I thought 6.6% would. Very tasty.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper pour. Fluffy off white head and surprisingly no lace. Sweet malts and oak on the nose. Bourbon, toffee, oak, and vanilla. Slight citric finish. Seemed like there was more more alcohol evident then the list 6.6% ABV
alexchafe (29) - , Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma has some serious pears, with a touch of vanilla. flavour is caramel, spices, surrounded by apples and pears. Its whiskey notes come through on the bitter sweet and, I think, gorgeous backend. it’s medium bodied and ultra smooth. this stuff is underrated, perphaps because its so easy to find a skunked bottle. i really wish innis and gunn would sell this in their singles boxes, most stores don’t know how to store this stuff!
Beer5000 (5727) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Clear, golden body with a nice, but collapsing off-white head. Aroma is strong caramel with vanilla. Flavor is sweet caramel, vanilla, oak and descent bitterness, quite smooth. The aftertaste has a clear indication of whisky. There is a lot better and stronger flavored oak aged beers out there, but this is quite nice anyway.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Doboy, shared at our last tasting. Clear gold with a sturdy, creamy white head. Oak aroma quite evident, caramel, some earthy character as well. Medium body, smooth, silky mouthfeel, light carbonation. Toffe flavors up front, soft, subtle bitterness on the back side allows a gently sweet finish. I like the oak flavors and aroma, and found this quite enjoyable.
Nordcore (1246) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2009 Bottle. Apperance; Amber, clear with a nice small foamy head. Aroma; honney, very sweet caramel. Flavour; light sweetness of caramel.
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours bourbon-esque orange brown. Aroma has wood, scotch, caramel and toffee. Palate is buttery and smooth, and flavors are soothingly sweet. This beer suggests barrel-aging very strongly, mainly due to sweet residual scotch flavors and woodiness rather than complexity. A solid drink.