rickgordon (3816) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Charneol colour. Sweetish whiskey nose, with notes of honey. Clear whiskey tone in flavour, as well as caramel. Elegant body, I did not find it too light. Finishes with honey and somewhat woody.
larsniclas (5038) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with a firm beige head.
Yes, it smells and tastes like it’s been aged at oak-barrels. A woody whisky-flavour with some sweetness.
Hildigöltur (5106) - København, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber coloured. Woody vanilla aroma. Sweet and malty flavour with plenty of caramel. Sweet whisky and toffee aftertaste.
Ingevara (714) - SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light and mild with an distinct oaky under-tone and just enough sugar to enhance the flavors. But a beer like this could be a lot richer, it feels a bit thin.
rlgk (7538) - Skövde, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shiny dark golden, white head. Oaky aroma, dryish and somewhat whisky-like. Fruity flavor with whiskynotes, although mild. Some smoky notes in it.
eczematic (1304) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
quite nice for a gimmicky beer. oaky (duh), vanilla and caramel fudge flavour followed by a pleasantly tannic assam tea finish. quite nice, just doesn’t have much going for it apart from the oak ageing. if they oak-aged a beer that actually had some merits of its own it might be a better idea. prefer emersons whisky porter or olde suffolk for sure.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok, my bottle was obviusly quite skunky. Clear amber with a dense white head. Behind the metallic aromas I can pick up notes, of toffee,butter, oak, coconut and almonds. Burnt oaky flavours with notes of vanilla and toffee. Oaky and metallic finish.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The idea of this is actually to age some beer in casks which will subsequently be used to age a ’beer cask’ whisky expression. Aroma contains honey, vanilla cinnamon and (okay..) oak, but is predominantly malty. Over caramelly malt taste with thin mouthfeel. Not unpleasant and an unusual flavour, but I suspect it could be done much better with experimentation (sherry/port casks, casks which have had, rather than will have, whisky in them), rather than marketing to us a by-product of the whisky business.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Slightly hazed golden amber appearance, moderate head formation. Woody, fruity apple aroma. Lightly hopped fruity flavor, dry spice and woodiness. Starts out interetsing but just dies after a few sips.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light color,as in a whiskey and water.Oak-bourbon nose with a little vanilla maybe some sour notes.Flavor is what you expect with the oak vanilla but also a sourness that is almost a "What is that flavor? " thing going on.