mansquito (3386) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty much it has an amber colour with a thick head that goes away in little time. It smells like smoked beef, no shit, like smoked beef. Taste reflects the smell minus the beef... smoky methinks. Has a pretty sweet deep finish. Little bitterness I spotted in this beer. Yeah, this beer is not easy for me to describe, but hell, it is rather good. God damn I would have it again and again and again.
jacobwennbom (352) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light copper with disappearing head. Aroma reeks of oak and caramell. Taste goes the the way. Donít know how to better explain it but this beer reminds me of soil and autumish flavours. Like a forest in october or something. Maybe Iíll be able to put it better if I have this once more.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Mid-amber colour, thin white head. Amazing nose, caramely, oaky, sweet, toffee, like a sweet shop, by the fudge counter. Mouth is more of the same, that sweet strong caramel taste, quite bitter and a touch of fruit at the start, pans through nicely into that woody lasting caramel, toffee taste. Hides the alcohol very well. Very carbonated. Clean and easy drinking.
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(33cl bottle) Large, frothy, off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, some wood, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some vanilla, wood, light earthy, alcohol. Watery, light-medium body.
RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2006
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not my favourite. Poured with very little head. The oak character can be tasted with a light hint along with strong flavours of toffee, but I didnít get too much citrus out of it. Medium body and easy enough to drink.
Fin (7409) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, Clear copper coloured beer with a thin off-white head. some hops, malt and caramel or toffee? in what is quite a musty aroma. Taste not really my thing, yes the woodiness is present, but taste is quite dry and also a litte too sweet with some malt and bitterness backing up it improves slightly.
KingofCastle (205) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2006
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2007 bottle: Run out of scotch? Like licking oak boards? This beer is for you. I canít imagine how anybody enjoys this awful taste on its own. When this warms, it is completely undrinkable & tastes like the worse macro ale you have ever had (think Wee Willy with motor oil it)! Drinking this just gave me a headache, so I dumped it down the drain. I love big, bold ales & bitters but they have to taste good (imagine that). This is pretentious crap which wonít be around in 2 years, because all of these cowardly raters who pretend to publicly enjoy it, are privately throwing it down the drain too & not wasting their money any longer. Brutal product. Cheers to the honest reviewers here pointing out its cloying sweetness & astringent taste. Iíll take the worst macro brew pale lager ANY day of this. Blue Light & Budweiser looks brilliant next to this.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 13, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear bottle, Tesco. Copper with a smallish layer of off-white. Skunk hit this one a bit. Some earthy, breadiness, under that, a bit of minty hops. Some fo the skunk hits the flavor too, a bit distracting. Bright, otherwise clean malt. Surprisingly mild bitterness that fades further as the glass progresses. A bit thin. Not terrible, but the "limited edition" version of this is vastly better.
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2006 [Tasted at the bloodparty with the bloody bloodbros.]
Larsí bottle from Inverness/Elgin gave me joy tasting this whisky oak aged brew. Notes of oak and whisky, but it needs complexity to be an ESB. A bottle to be dranked a lot if you can stand the whiskynotes.
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2006 Drank in an English Pint. Clear golden poor with a sticky white head. Aromas of vanilla creme brule, old whiskey barrells, toffee, Worthers original?... Long dry aftertaste. This beer should defnitely be tasted chilled as per its instructions. You can definitely taste what you smell, just not as impressive. Extra added hints of maple syrup. Good bitterness.