Fred82 (2139) - 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 (2979) - 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 (6504) - 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 (2236) - 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…
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle poured amber with a fair amount of head. Nice bitter light hoppy flavor with a lasting aftertaste.