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.
Vestergaard (425) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Pours clear golden with a white, short lasting head. Aroma has lots of toffee malts, caramel, oak, vanilla, slightly watery malts as well. Hints of sweeter whiskey. Taste has more of that sweet vanilla barrel character. A little corn, overall sweet notes. Again the watery malts, but with a decent, lingering, sweet finish. Not bad at all. Of course slightly boring body and appearance, but for the price, it’s a treat!
weordie (87) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a thin white head. Aroma of alcohol and a hint of caramel. Smooth palate with a taste of whisky and vanilla.
Beezzting (21) - SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small head with minimal lacing. Slight vanilla notes with strong whiskey taste that dominates the overall profile. Not enough hops to balance overpowering alcohol taste.
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak vanilla and caramel aroma. Sweetish malty caramel woody vanilla flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel woody finish.
Fantomasus (216) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn. Pours a lovely copper with a nice white head that dissipates but sticks around. Wonderful and simple aromas: caramel, floral hops, and dough. Taste is nearly perfectly balanced, seriously. I should rate it a ten but... perfect taste? Palate is very pleasant with a nod to the bitter. A new favorite.
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Pours amber, nose and taste are toffee, vanilla, quite sweet.
remice2 (123) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ç’est bien fait.je dois avouer.Nez de vanille de bois bien placé. Petit caramel, un peut malté quelque traces de bananes.En bouche c’est bien malté encore c’est bien imposant .De la douce vanille,du bois, des fruits discrets s’accrochent au léger pétillement qui complète la complexité de la final en bouche.c’est correct. J’aime bien
MadRobin (2031) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Wharf Rat in Fell's Point, Baltimore, MD.
Clear amber with a thin near white head and sparse lacing.
Aroma of honey, malt, oak, vanilla and coconut.
Taste of caramel, coconut, banana, vanilla and oak.
Medium body medium/low carbonization.
I can see where this beer might have appeal, but this is just not my thing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HopsandBolts (93) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a clear deep copper colour with a couple fingers of white head that is gone in a flash.
Aroma: Hardcore vanilla, malt, bread
Flavours: Tons of vanilla, biscuit, hints of malt.
Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation.
Overall: A pleasant beer but a bit on the sweet side and somewhat one dimensional. I like the idea of barrel aging but this beer needs a bit more malt and some other components. The vanilla flavours are a bit overpowering.
Travlr (12994) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dep clear golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma of toffee and butterscotch. Taste has toasted toffee, vanilla. Not bad.