Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to a friend who split this bottle with me. We poured it into snifters and were greeted with a slight white head that sat on top of the most awesome caramel honey colored brew I have seen in a while. The whisky aroma was well present in the nose. I also got some nice woodiness and a slight fruit aromas as well. The flavor was good I got a little caramel sweetness from the malts and the barrel aging worked well with it. Hints of vanilla and some smoke came thru as it warmed.
A good brew I have had it in my hands a few time and never pulled the plug on buying it. I will the next time I see it though.
wxman (1613) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bag of Nails. Pours clear brownish-orange with a small white head that doesn’t last or lace. Aroma is malt and oak. Taste is sweet caramel malt, toffee, vanilla and tobacco. Not much hoppiness. Decent, but nothing to write home about.
erling1000 (346) - - NOV 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An amber oak aged Scottish Ale with white head. Aroma is whisky, vanilla, caramel, oak, malty. Taste is sweet and light bitter.
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Chopper925 (324) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber to yellow color, fading white head. Intense vanilla and bourbon aroma, vanilla and toffee, reminds me of a bourbon cask aged scotch. Light taste, decent sweetness, very low bitterness, lightly sour, slightly astringent. Medium texture, average low carbonation. More vanilla and toffee in the aftertaste.
My first entry into wood aged beer, very pleasant, very promising.
Godfather50 (135) - SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Birthday beer at the Rhu Cafe. Another winner from this brewery. Malty sweet start with nice hopping. The ABV is certainly there to support the maltiness. Then there is the vanilla which runs as a silky scarf around the experience. Great to see this in the Cafe.
Arek (694) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - NOV 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33 l, Piwnica, Worcław, Poland.
Złote piwo z obfitą i puszystą pianą oraz słodowym, lekko drewnianym i alkoholowym aromacie. W smaku lekko wodniste, początkowo trochę słodowe, minimalnie miodowe, lekko leśne z alkoholową goryczką i rozgrzewającym finiszem.
ryanhunter_4 (131) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle poured at home. Pours an orange/amber color with a white head that dies quickly. Smells sweet; first thought was honey but some grassy aroma as well. Taste is sweet, almost sickly. Honey and a bit of alcohol to round it out. Little bit of carbonation. Not what I was expecting; I had this before and had anticipated much more bitterness. Still it’s drinkable.
Brew_Cat (97) - St. Ives, Cornwall, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle bought from local liquor store. Pours clear orange with small diminishing white head, no lacing. Light to medium body, smooth almost watery texture, bitter sweet finish with light aftertaste. Aromas not as rich as I would expect. Caramel, toffee, honey, oak, vanilla, toasted malts, light bitterness, some sourness resembling apple cider, hints of citrus. Decent ale.
Bierdimpfe (51) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brilliant amber color. Almost no head with minimal lacing, but very bubbly.
Tasty aroma and flavor of smoky toffee, almost bread like, but more on the bitter side with a pleasant fruity citrus sensation.
Warming rich and almost creamy. Prickly and a bitter mouthcoating finish but well intensified. Ending with a nice smoky aftertaste.
Very good beer overall, great unique fresh smoky feel.
rami_pl (798) - Warszawa, POLAND - OCT 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
butelka, Pod Mosteczkiem. Przejrzyste, jasne, z kiepskawa piana. Aromaty glownie slodkawe (miodowo-karmelowe, toffi, moze faktycznie w tle dalekim wanilia, niekiedy alkohol a la whiski). W smaku rpwniez slodkie, pojawiaja sie jakies delikatne utki owocowe, pozatem to co w aromacie, nieco lepkawe w ustach, dosc ciezkie, z goryczka odalkoholowa. Moze poza miodowo-karmelowymi klimatami - reszta bardzo stonowana. Beczki a la drewno nie czuc. sumarycznie - rozczarowanie, ale bez jakichs tragedii
mabuzzer (342) - SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Clear and golden with a foamy white head that quickly fizzed away. Oaky, spirit like aroma. Taste is sweet, vanilla, toffee, rum even