jhwarfield (125) - USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. London. pours watery ruby brown with a white pebbly head reminiscent of cappuccino. wonderful caramel and vanilla aroma.
darrentoronto (1) - USA - MAR 10, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
thought old speckled hen was the best beer in the world, thought the day would never come then innis & gunn came along and knocked hen off the throne, this beer is Godís gift to the mankind.
expensive but would pay $20/bottle if i was that.
mannika (140) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber with a pure frothy head. Aroma is very unique, is surprisingly oaky, with a sweet caramel smell that is quite unique for a beer. Very sweet flavour, a dry buttery toffee taste with a tinge of mint. The finish is a long sweetness with a dry bitterness right at the end. Overall, extremely unique and interesting beer.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2007
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Being a Scottish ale, I was expecting this to be disgusting as most are. I suppose at least it wasnít battered, like most Scotch produce, though it probably would have tasted better if t was! A sickly sweet taste, horrible oaky vanilla flavour - almost undrinkable! I understand this is oak aged. For me, this beer is to real ale what New World wine (i.e. Australian/Californaian) is to fine wine. Namely, it has been spoilt by giving it unnecessary oaky, sweet flavours, thus making it unpalatable for connoisseurs comme moi! Iím not sure if putting it in a small bottle is an insult, as they think it is so good and refined (when it isnít), or a blessing in saving oneís taste buds?!?!
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber. aroma of toasty malt, caramel and some oak. waterish mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet with toasty malt, caramel, some oak wood, slight whiskeyish. Pretty good ale.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2007 Poured to an orange-red, with medium off-white head that lingered well and left good lacing up and down the glass. Aroma was a malty sweet oak, with hints of vanilla. As the beer warmed, the alcohol made itself known a little more in the aroma, almost like a mild whiskey, muting the other scents. Flavor was also sweet oak, with a touch of honey. Mouthfeel was pleasant enough, and the palate was sweet at first, but the alcohol became a little more dominant toward the end.
Not bad, but I could not drink many at once.
mabel (6723) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
[187-20070114] 330mL. Very unique aroma, like old socks and ham with some musty wood and honey. Clear, orange brown body with some slow small bubbles and a big medium-lasting foamy white head. Tastes like honeyed oak, strong wood characteristics. Medium body, fairly smooth. Tastes better than it smells.
ekstedt (5630) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber clear color with a thin off-white head. Strong malt aroma with pineapple and apricot, and a wooden character with coconut and vanilla, but no hops whatsoever. Medium bodied, with a sweet, unbalanced and somewhat stale finish.
TheRoot (38) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
.... .. ........ Best before date of September 20/07... Itís February 24, 2007... It poured a lovely amber colour with a slightly disturbing head reminiscent of urinal foam... It tasted like the urine of a rabid wombat had been filtered through a pair of panty-hose taken from a transvestite hobo that had been used as an emergency fan belt on a mid 60ís VW beetle stretched over a urinal puck holder.
And Iím being overly generous....
kopher (592) - New York, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright orange with white foam. Aroma is sweet hops and citrus. Very watery, but interesting flavor--sweet and sour malt-y-ness. Sweet fruity finish.