stephen louis (165) - 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.
rostetti (21) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Alko. Amber color with small white head. Aroma is very sweet, toffee and banana. Taste is like ’’symphony of flavors’’, I can taste toffee, banana, vanilla, oak, smoke... It is very sweet, but very enjoyable as well.
Gehbe (13) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - MAY 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep gold and clear, weak head.
Aroma: vanilla, wood, some spices.
Taste: rather sweet, spicy, some wood and maltiness. Woody finish.
Palate: medium to full body, crispy, some alco warmth.
Overall too sweet for my taste, but drinkable.
batupata (12) - FINLAND - MAY 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An amber colour with almost no head. Nose is sweet and oaky. Taste is very sweet but enjoyable nonetheless. This beer is not very special in any way but worth a try.
Terminus (3541) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Free pour. Bright orange hue with a small white head and sparse lacing. Nose is big vanilla lots of toffee. Sort of onew dimensional. Heat and vanilla flavors. Probably one else if the earliest oak beers but not great.
Franckg (923) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille avec un BB de octobre 2016. Intéressant aussi de noter qu’ils ont finalement délaissé les bouteilles blanches transparentes. Robe ambrée avec un petit col de mousse blanchâtre qui s’estompe tranquillement. Arômes de malt caramélisé, bois de chêne, vanille, miel, tourbe et un côté très minéral. En bouche, beaucoup de vanille et caramel. Également du chêne, miel, noisettes, petit côté herbacé, eau minérale. Finale fade d’eau sucré et de bois. Texture légère et corps moyen. Les saveurs sont là mais manquent franchement d’intensité. La texture du liquide aurait aussi besoin d’une séance ou deux de gym.
phfyysik (449) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 9, 2016
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours amber with medium head which goes quickly. Aroma is malts, toffee, old car, some caramel, old leather. Taste is sweet, honey, toffee, caramel, some wood and spices. Too sweet for me.
AnzacBeer (3) - Narangba, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2016 does not count
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours clear amber ,Head lasts for about 20 seconds, very low carbonation, Tastes of Honey & Whiskey. Dry Finnish. Not my cup of tea Flat beer
majkelr (334) - Lębork, POLAND - APR 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In aroma honey, vanilla, toffee, wood. In taste vanilla, malts, wood, whisky. Small head.
drjoeng (653) - SINGAPORE - APR 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6.6%ABV. Scotch Ale.
Tapped out Amber. 14ºSRM.
Nose is sweet, beery and with an every so slightly smoky sweet barley malt nose. Very pleasant.
Mouthfeel is watery soapy. Palate is sweet malty, with toasted barley malt, graham cracker, honey and caramel like flavors. There is not much carbonation. The palate is pleasant enough but when compared to my favourite scotch ale, Foiunder’s Dirty Bastard. This is is a well crated ale and my personal objections should in no way stop you from enjoying this very very good ale. Just a little light on the palate for me.
digitalviking (69) - - APR 24, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tesco bottle. Reminded me a lot of Fuller’s Honey Dew, which I really didn’t like, but this was better balanced and overall better. Still very sweet honey taste. Claimed oak perhaps faintly perceptible in the nose.