daniel0017 (381) - Yukon, CANADA - OCT 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2007 Amber with frothy head. Hoppy aroma mixed with scotch whiskey. Well harmonized flavors of butter, oak, scotch and smoke with alcoholized aftertaste. Velvety richness throughout sampling. Always a favorite.
panderson (3) - CANADA - SEP 22, 2006 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours nicely with a nice high head that fades somewhat. Aroma: vanilla, scotch, butterscotch, wood. Taste: lovely scotch whisky with some woodiness and nicely hopped. This beer gets better each time I have it.
aerosol999 (113) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma: Sweet vanilla, Skunk, floral hop character, diacetyl
Appearance: Straw gold, tight bead that disappears quickly leaving little belgian lace.
Flavour: Warming, hoppy, sweet malt and skunk, diacetyl, good bitterness
Palate: Chewy, light bodied, prickly carbonation
Overall: An interesting beer ruined by a poor cosmetic marketing decision. Skunk and diacetyl overwhelm the beer- the oak character is surpassed by skunk and diacetyl. As it warms the whisky character comes through, but it is fighting it’s way through the problems with this beer.
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2009 Bottle from LCBO. Clear copper colour with a medium white head that vanishes quickly. The aroma is earthy, with notes of cookies, caramel and wood. The aroma is similar, but with notes of vanilla and whiskey, but the whiskey is not as strong as when I first tasted it a year ago, it is milder that in my memories. Good brew.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is warm bread and sweet caramel with distracting hay notes. Body is a rich amber color and holds a lasting, two finger thick, white head. Fore is sweet malts and vanilla with ample wood and whiskey notes. It’s slightly light of body and the flavor concentration is not intense, but I liked it and I’d drink it again.
emjay (30) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2006
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours an orange copper color with a small head. The aroma is like sweet whisky and the only thing different about the flavor is the strong taste of wood. Yuck. While drinking this I was very thankful it was a fairly light bodied beer... a heavier beer tasting like this and I wouldn’t be able to finish it. It’s drinkable... but barely. There are just so many better beers that anybody can get for cheaper, so I’m staying away from this from now on.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent light copper orange, with mild effervescence leaving a clingy-lacing airy white head. Aroma of sweet toasty British caramel malt has a touch of oak and butterscotch. Body starts with a nice, light sugary sweetness revealing some soft woody mellow oak before a drier toasty finish. This could be more assertive, but still has a unique flavor and is very drinkable.
yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, 6.6% a/v
Pours a fiery orange colour with a slightly offwhite head. The smell is intensely citrus with notes of caramel and malt. Tastes malty with a whiskey hint from the barrel it is aged in. As brewgirlca said this beer could surely use more hops to balance the malt flavour. It is definetly a fine beer though!
brewgirlca (57) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2006
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
333 ml bottle. As a long time lover of fine single malt I was really looking forward to this beer. Despite some reviewers saying this tastes of whisky it does not; it is bland and sweet completely lacking in oak, smoke, or malt complexity that one would expect in a barrel aged beer. While one would not want much hop character in a whisky barrel beer there needs to be hop bitterness to carry the malt - this beer lacks that. It is unbalanced. It is easy to drink but boring and if I was not told it was an oak aged beer I would not know it to be other than a sweet Newcastlle Brown.
Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 0,33l. Golden brown. A creamy lasting head leaving patterns on the glass. Some burntness in the aroma. A soft sweet flavour. You have a whisky feeling in the aftertaste. No bitterness. More peculiar than good.