mullet2007 (209) - St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful copper color with no real head to speak of. Aroma is oak and some smoke with nice hints of malt perhaps some honey and a bit of toffee. Really nice. Flavor is sweet and malty, with a tiny hint of hops and a nice helping of oak and smokiness. Carbonation is pretty low, but mouthfeel is still full and nice. Overall a pretty great beer.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish-golden color with a small head. Aroma is sweet with honey and a hint of scotch. Flavor is a bit grainy with a hint of whiskey. Way too watery and dumbed down. Just needs some more oomph.
Olly (11) - Bowburn, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2007
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Amber in colour, with a sweet caramel aroma. Cloying in the mouth and tasted of liquid butter. Not for me.
dewolfpack (59) - Petit De Grat, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fantastic aroma I couldn’t wait to try it. The flavor was reasonable but the heavy robustness came out and filled me up before the first bottle was consumed. And a bit expensive at 4.75 a bottle in stores. I will drink it again at a later time to perhaps re-rate. Perhaps before a nice meal to excite my palate.
GeoffT (12) - SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2007
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale amber colour, sweet aroma with vanilla, caramel and wood. Tastes the same as it smells, overly tannic and astringent presumably from the oak. Not really my kind of beer, I don’t like the cloying sweetness and astringency.
mike_77 (3890) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2015 Pale brown colour. The oak and whiskey come through in the aroma. Texture is thin. Flavour has sweeter malty and vanilla notes. A half measure of a whiskey beer. Fairly easy drinking but not hitting in terms of depth and complexity.
dkazuk (248) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear honey amber with a tall foamy head. Aroma is very nice and sweet. Caramel and sappy oak. Med body. Silky carbonation. Taste is sweet and hoppy with traces of alcohol, wood, and honey. Not a bad beer but not my style.
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very different. pours clear amber/orange with slim, lasting white head. Smells delicious, sweet, citrussy and vanilla. Flavours start light and fruity, finishing woody, malty and slightly metallic. Smooth and gently warming.
thewolf (11439) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very pale orange/yellow colour and a smell reminiscient of a traditional lager. But this is an ale! The taste though, is all ale ;o) Slightly honey-sweet to begin with, it transforms into a malty taste with clear taste and aroma of oak.
hagisu (42) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aromas of caramel and vanilla are strong and pleasant. It has a simailar flavour in description to its smell. Not very bitter but full flavoured nonethless. Truly different...in a good way.