pictoman (521) - British Columbia, - DEC 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 330mL bottle. Clear golden amber colour with white head. Vanilla, toffee, oak nose. Same to taste. Better than the spiced rum version.
slowrunner77 (3569) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"interesting brew...didn’t even know what style it would fit in til just now. aroma a little hot for <7%, but pleasant notes of vanilla and oak, with mild hopping. Flavor is much the same with some toffee as well, and without the alcohol."
angelkostvo (618) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby colour, tiny head. Aroma of grass, slightly oaky. Taste is light sweet. LIght body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Nicely balanced.
DrnkMcDermott (2803) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle received as a promo, Oct. 2013. Well, I’m interviewing the brewmaster tomorrow, so I had better taste one of these. Worried about the clear bottles, but I’m guessing these Scottish brews are not hop-dependent. While they claim no more than oak aging, I have a clear whiskey note when I open the bottle, no doubt a reflection of the malt. Light Crystal amber color in glass, pours a big puffy head that last for a minute or so. And so there is a bit of whiskey in the taste, but a lighter, sweeter taste, like a whiskey and water. That would be the "toffee and vanilla" the label speaks of. Result is actually light in taste for a barrel-aged beer, but the better result of oak aging is what I get.
peponi (369) - POLAND - SEP 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: honey, barrel and vanilla. Appearance: clear golden color, poor white head. Taste: low bitterness, honey, vanilla, barrel, quite sweet. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation. Overall: strange stuff.
christhoel (82) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
floral, golden, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, very bitter, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter,
this looks the part but tastes like poo
JefVerstraete (1372) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Bothy Bar, Mac Donald Hotel, Kinlochleven. Amber colour, white foam. Soft carbonation. Aroma of caramel and tropical fruits. Light hints of oak and honey. Little bit tart with sweet hints. Watery. Nothing special.
nudiebear (102) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at party. Poured a dark orange with a slight head. Smells slightly of butter and sweet honey. Tastes mildly sweet and engaging. Fair
ERB92 (314) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel, vanilla, wood and some fruits in the aroma. Amber with a off-white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. Overall a interesting ale, drinkable.
panzerwolf (41) - - SEP 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A rich golden colour with a slight white top. Tastes of malt, toffee and oakwood. A buttery, medium body. Certainly an interesting beer that you can’t really go calling bland in any way.
kustie (158) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Alko. Golden color and small head. Vanilla, caramel and oak in aroma. Taste is quite sweet with same elements as in aroma. A bit soapy flavor also.