ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper pour. Fluffy off white head and surprisingly no lace. Sweet malts and oak on the nose. Bourbon, toffee, oak, and vanilla. Slight citric finish. Seemed like there was more more alcohol evident then the list 6.6% ABV
alexchafe (29) - , Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma has some serious pears, with a touch of vanilla. flavour is caramel, spices, surrounded by apples and pears. Its whiskey notes come through on the bitter sweet and, I think, gorgeous backend. it’s medium bodied and ultra smooth. this stuff is underrated, perphaps because its so easy to find a skunked bottle. i really wish innis and gunn would sell this in their singles boxes, most stores don’t know how to store this stuff!
Beer5000 (5903) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Clear, golden body with a nice, but collapsing off-white head. Aroma is strong caramel with vanilla. Flavor is sweet caramel, vanilla, oak and descent bitterness, quite smooth. The aftertaste has a clear indication of whisky. There is a lot better and stronger flavored oak aged beers out there, but this is quite nice anyway.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Doboy, shared at our last tasting. Clear gold with a sturdy, creamy white head. Oak aroma quite evident, caramel, some earthy character as well. Medium body, smooth, silky mouthfeel, light carbonation. Toffe flavors up front, soft, subtle bitterness on the back side allows a gently sweet finish. I like the oak flavors and aroma, and found this quite enjoyable.
Nordcore (1309) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2009 Bottle. Apperance; Amber, clear with a nice small foamy head. Aroma; honney, very sweet caramel. Flavour; light sweetness of caramel.
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours bourbon-esque orange brown. Aroma has wood, scotch, caramel and toffee. Palate is buttery and smooth, and flavors are soothingly sweet. This beer suggests barrel-aging very strongly, mainly due to sweet residual scotch flavors and woodiness rather than complexity. A solid drink.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Compliments of doboy! Pours from clear bottle a clear, copper body and a lush, white head. Aroma of malty, with an oaky whiskyish, with a woody accent. Flavour was reminiscent of whisky, vanilla, butterscotch, warming alcohol notes (strong ale, after all), and (surprisingly) a hint of dill. The aftertaste is all vanilla and dill. Lovely beer from my peoples homeland! Thanks Ed!
LarsEngen (367) - Sandvika, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, Clear amber color, small white head. Smells a bit like butter. Taste like microwave popcorn with butter... strange.. Long end
n49921 (108) - USA - FEB 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with very little head. Aroma is malty with a hit of sherry or a little scotch. Taste a caramel malt that ends with a bit of scotch or sherry taste. Very good.
RuneStumo (2575) - Haugesund, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
21.02.2009. 0,33l Bottle. The colour is clear golden. White head. This beer smells and tastes sweet caramel. It also tastes sherry or whiskey or something. Very nice.