mhot55 (99) - USA - AUG 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
smell is wonderful- vanilla, oak, sherry. taste equals the smell, the subtleness of vanilla and sherry present but not overpowering. beer characteristics donít shine here- the undertones seem to be the flavors that are presented (again, not overpowering though.) Nice sipping beer, very mellow, almost like sipping a cognac. high alcohol is hidden. mouthfeel is pretty light."
jrs77 (1) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2007 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
I agree with the rest of the reviews...a good beer that doesnít live up to a great promise.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the Brewhouse in Norwalk ct, Decent brew. Served from a bottle in large chalice glass. A clear copper color, minimal white head. Aroma was mostly malts, sweet caramel malts with some wood notes. Flavor was very rich with caramel and vanillia. Balanced out with an almost too subtle oak note, hops were very mild in the finish. A very smooth drink, but it did seem watery at times. Alcohol seemed lower then 6.6%.
mouse725 (83) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2007
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2007 Incredible beer. Can barely call it a beer, as it seems you are drinking a dessert. Vanilla, toffee, and caramel flavours are most certainly present in this maple syrup-coloured concoction. Certainly worth a try if you havenít before!
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2010 Re-rate: Been a while since I saw this. Still an interesting beer, but a bit thin. Seems to vary greatly from bottle to bottle; we had 4 bottles and they were all different in carbonation, texture and flavor.
Sampled at LCBO Summerhill Beer Festival, Toronto ON. Read the description and wanted immediately to try it, wasnít let down. I donít know how much it tastes like actual whiskey - and I am a scotch drinker - but it was very good. Lots of vanilla and toffee, sweet but quick finish. Would be easy to drink a couple of these after a big meal - Christmas maybe?
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light unclear amber orange color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy toffee and butter, vanilla, honey, oak, wood, light citrus Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration. Very nice and smoth. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat to soft. Very nice ;o))
JoeZasada (296) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great oak aged beer. Tastes like vanilla and toffee. If you like oak aged whiskey youíll l like this beer.
32clowns (19) - USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honey and oak flavored ale, very smooth and tasty. Vanilla and toffee flavor. recomended!
mephisto (1272) - TAIWAN - JUL 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
copper hue with beige head, it has a nice bready aroma with hint of caramel and chocolate. it is fruity and tasty.
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I tried this on July 5, 2007 after purchasing it at my local LCBO store. It was a nice pretty clear bottle. The beer poured a coppery red colour into the glass with a 1 finger creamy white head that dissipated quickly to leave a little trace on top. The smell was rather foul to say the least....almost sour. The mouthfeel is crisp and slightly thick with an idea level of carbonation. The taste is good with some hints of malt and fruit (although I canít place the sweetness off-hand).