yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 2, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted 29/01/2006. 33oml bottle from Rumble’s, Wellington.
Copper, slightly oily looking, with a glossy off-white that diminishes quickly. Little visible carbonation and no lacing. Very whisky-like nose, dominated by malt and esters - honey, orange, vanilla, wood, smokey. Sweet juicy carmel and autumn-fruit malt up front, a mildly-bitter pithy middle and smokey, woody, lingering finish. Mouth weight is tending medium with a drying carbonation. Started off very well but loses something in the middle and with the carbonic dryness. Well-kept bottle, a tribute to the importer and the store. Good recipe but perhaps too clinical.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - FEB 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(on bottle) Dark, clear orange, small beige head. Defently some whiskyaromas in this, in fact I´m sure a whisktgeek could tell the sort or brand. tad of plum too, with a even tader hint of metal. The whiskey dominates the taste 100%; peat, wood, some smoke, kandis. Gets a bit too much for me, only a hint of hops and the carbonation made me finish it. Impressively funny blend. How come no other barrel aged has been this dominated by the actual barrel origin? The light beer maybe.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the <a
href=http://www.lcbo.com target=blank>LCBO in Peterborough. Clear bronze in colour, thin dissipating white head, small bubbles. The aroma was of caramel, wood, butterscotch, boozy. The flavour was smoky, butterscotch and light toffee, some minor alcohol, slightly sweet. Creamy mouthfeel, medium/light body, medium carbonation. Finishes slightly sweet with toffee, lingering.
tsp (113) - DENMARK - JAN 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours golden orange with a creamy white head. The nose reveals traces of fresh grinded coffee and sweet malts. The taste is somewhat smoky and peaty with sweet caramel notes. Really good beer overall!
Tessic (784) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This ale pours a beautiful dark orange colour with a nice frothy white head.
First sniff I found scents of vinegar and wine at the start. Sweet wine like a port. After that the whiskey kicks in. First sip was almost peaty with a trace of smoke. Sweet with caramel amd syrup. The finish is very much full of the malt whiskey it boasts on the label. Pretty sweet too. Still a hint of malt vinegar at the end. Palate nice and a slight bitter on the tongue.
Good but only for a couple.
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml: Appearence: clear orange color with fine white head. Aroma: caramel, butterscotch. Flavor: smokey, vanilla. Thank MrManning.
ChrisG (31) - Secunda, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A copper-coloured beer with a distinct smokey flavour, almost like a cheap whisky. Despite the cheap whisky aftertaste, this is an enjoyable beer, but one or two will do it for me, before I need a real beer.
CapFlu (4245) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2006
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle) Purchased at the LCBO Rideau back in October - sampled in January 2006. Pours a large frothy white head. Nose is mildly corn, gluey and skunky. The flavour is watery and canned corn. Very disagreable.
MiP (12844) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy, smokey whiskey aroma. Dark copper colour. Flavour is also smokey in a sort of creamy way, perhaps vanilla. Interesting, and I like it.
Cartoonkhaki (1205) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I enjoyed this beer. Decent. Dark Golden colour with medium beige head. Light malty sweet aroma, Whiskey like subtle notes to it from the oak cask. Smooth palate.