stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, - FEB 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice looking bottle and label, seems strange to put it in clear glass bottle.I hope it is not sun-struck.
Pours Amber, halcyon, and unclouded. Small ,dense ivory coloured head.
The nose is both sweet and oakish, a back ground of hops and banana and citrus, sort of a weird combo but it works.
Taste is agreeable and mellow, almost cream like in texture on first sip.Caramel, vanilla and yes, oak, come through strongest followed by the carbonation and a earthy bitter grass/lemon taste.the transition back to unctuous is not that smooth, but the finish is thick on the tongue and very candy like.
This is a good beer, worth our time to find and try.
jsnicholas (61) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330ml): clear bottle, clear copper color. This is an easy drying
King Scottish ale. Fairly light.
Karol (591) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can bought at the LCBO in Toronto/Canada. One word: outstanding! The malt, spices, honey liquor, sweetness, even minor sweet white vine and some christmas bread in aroma and taste make this beer a jackpot for me! The mild hoppy bitter finish and refreshing character make ma want a lot more of this beer. Too bad I have only this one can and I am no longer in Canada, but back home in Slovakia/Europe, where this beer is unfortunately unavailable.
AlainG (1127) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Le liquide est beau au travers cette bouteille transparente. Il a la couleur d’un scotch. Une mousse se forme lorsqu’on la sert mais se dissipe aussitôt. Ça sent le caramel, c’est boisé et une petite pointe de vanille et tout ça, très faiblement. Une douce amertume en bouche, avec un côté poivré, alors que le bois du fût rajoute un petit quelque chose de plaisant. C’est velouté et une finale qui lance la vanille. Sans grandes qualités, sans défauts, elle est agréable à boire. (1117-210614)
Howlader (593) - - JUL 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had in bottles, large and small format, as well as draught. Pretty decent beer - much better on draught.
djoeye (1206) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bighead, off white vanilla 3 fingers. Spotty lacings.
Clear deep golden body.
Aroma; grass, apple, leaves, catpee, oakwood.
Taste; sweet malts, bread, plums, peaches, vanilla, wood oil, perfume.
Smooth normal on palate.
Finishes lingering bready.
I never found that toffee, but Gunn’s perfume I found :( . A bit overboasted stuff.
[33cl clear spec btl, abv6.6%, B@Systembolaget, T@Middelfart Fyn DK]
Jimsal27 (205) - New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is caramel,oak and toffee with copper color pour with nice white head. Taste is bread, malt and butterscotch, medium-sweetness and light bitterness. Medium body, Medium carbonation, but with a creaminess and a bit of the alcohol at the finish. I really enjoyed this one.
spacecube (758) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, pours clear golden brown with a small white head. The oak aging is the most striking thing about this beer. The main aroma is woody, toffee and vanilla. For me it doesn’t marry brilliantly with the base beer, which to me needs a bit more hop character and flavour to balance the woody flavours. The finish is dry. Carbonaton lively. Interesting beer.
Burgers (239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden with white head. Aromas honey, ginger, toffee and trace of oak. Too short, slightly too sweet. Fairly well-balanced but quite flat and dull.
beer0clock (77) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden, Amber colour, small white head, quite carbonated, tastes different from the first one that I had and remember. That was the distinctive tastes but this one tastes more like Stella to me? Have my taste buds changed that much? Anyway the lacing quickly recedes and there is a nice mouth feel. Bottle from waitrose.
RCx240 (11) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden amber with white head, which dissipates quickly . Scent is faint, of caramel and vanilla. Taste offers a blend of sweet caramel, vanilla, and oak. On the palate, only the taste of caramel and toffee remain. Average carbonation, and mouth feel is relatively light without becoming watery. Overall, better than your average beer and highly drinkable, but not anything exceptional.