jake65 (2885) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Looks like cream soda gold with a large white head. Aroma caught me off guard with a vinegar hint up front, before mellowing out into some softer notes of bourbon. Sweet flavor with lots of bourbon and some malt and toffee. Wow, plenty of woody notes. Still a little sweet comes through.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Color as shown on the left, light head. Nose of vanilla and light wood with some honey and coconut notes. The flavor is smooth with a light sweet honey and vanilla note from the oak. Seems like they tried to get too much barrel into this one, it drowns out whatever base beer was there. Quaffable however.
TET (2117) - FINLAND - APR 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful copperbrown beer with thin white head. Aroma is sweet but still there are lot of nuancees. Flavour is balanced: bitter and malts Almost light to drink and lot of quite much of carbonation. Oak Aged Beer medium beer: there is nothing annoying and nothing brilliant and I can’t find oak barrels even I know it.
mikkopen (934) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 25, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle. Nice coppery orange colour and a thin white head. Aroma is very sweet and fruity, with vanilla and lemon. Flavour is sweet, fruity and buttery, stongly oaky, and has some flowery hops in the finish. The aftertaste is nice and warm but a bit short. A very tasty and interesting beer.
speedywinger (28) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 Bottle from LCBO. Beautiful clear amber/copper color (same as pic) with an off-white head. This beer has an insane amount of oak aroma and flavor. If you like oaky wines or whiskey this beer is heaven in a bottle. The flavor is sweet vanilla, oak, malt and caramel...mmmmmm. A little boozy aftertaste and wood. Unique beer.
gam (3605) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good frothy head on a wel carbonated dark gold pour,well amber.Aroma,rich hops,good strong malt,nut like notes,sweetness of butterscotch.Flavorsbutterscotch,nutty,malt sweetness citrus comes through,this is good stuff mellow to drink yet strong in flavour.Finish sweet full flavoured.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - clear honey colour with creamy white head. Medium carbonation, smooth and medium to fulll bodied. Rich malty flavour, fruity, woody (oak?) with maybe a hint of citrus and spice. Sweetish, lightly bitter finish with ab alcohol warmth.
themightyomega (92) - New York, USA - APR 6, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a bottle at Whisky Live New York (Really!) Pours golden amber, tan head. Aroma of wood and hops. Flavor of wood and hops. Aftertaste of wood and hops. Not very good.
rusty63 (4) - ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear, honey amber colour with nice white head. Oak and caramel aroma with a hint of vanilla. Oak and butterscotch flavour with bitter floral hops. Clean dry bitter finish. Unusual, but nonetheless very drinkable. While I can appreciate it may not suit all tastes, well worth trying.
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.