Maris (1224) - Canberra, - NOV 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 330ml bottle on 8/11/2012. Pours golden with a tiny head which disappears immediately. Has a sweet malty aroma with toffee, caramel and vanilla all present. The flavour is similar with lots of sweet toffee and caramel up front, along with a touch of booziness, The oak is quite noticeable, with the beer exhibiting a light but distinct scotch whiskey like finish. The bitterness is medium and the texture is slightly oily. An interesting and enjoyable beer.
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 (134) - 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 (683) - 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 (128) - 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 (45) - 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 (779) - 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 (341) - 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
ochniczek (194) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle. dark orange, copper colour. little whitehead that quickly disappears thus no lacing. heavy aroma of caramel and wet hay. quite malty and light sweet in taste
Yorker (1857) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear golden amber with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are vanilla, oak, malt, and alcohol - with a slightly bitter finish.