RichardGretton (4015) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a fairly strong head. The aroma is malty and roasted, and the flavour is very bitter and roasted with a caramel finish. Overall a very nice strong beer.
sherm1016 (885) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle received as an extra in trade. Thanks! Pours a deep, brown color with a tan head. Aroma is malty, whiskey, vanilla. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, mild, a little malty. This beer has potential, but the flavor is a bit underwhelming.
MoritzF (7756) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, 33cl) Clear, ruby brown colour with a beige and firm medium-sized foamy head. Present oaky aroma with notes of vanilla on a slightly malty background with notes of cacao and a tinge of alcohol. Sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation. Caramely and oaky malty taste with notes of cacao and vanilla; moderately sweet malty finish with Whiskey flavours and a warming alcoholic touch. 07.VII.11
mR_fr0g (439) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear bottle but boxed so i don’t expect any problems with that. Pours to a rich nutty brown red colour. No head to mention. Aroms of oak and vanilla with pretty strong. The dominant flavour is the oak with kind of detracts from the malt. I thought is was very thin on the palete. Slightly bitter finish.
HeistAlmighty (812) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Dark amber colour, it had a rich sweet flavour of oak and hard liquor. Very tasty stuff.
DanielBrown (3164) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a Xmas present (from someone). It certainly is smooth: Mr Sheen table leg. Aroma is slight, with some sweetness. Notes of oak (durrr), vanilla, beet. Very feint Belgian reminiscences. I like it. The flavour is not ka-pow, but feels professional.
Metalchopz (1741) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Originally rated December 2009. Limited bottling and comes in a blue box at the LCBO. Pours a dark copper colour with a creamy medium off-white head that leaves spotty lace. Aromas of vanilla cigarettes, chocolate, roasted malt and notes of almond. Lightly carbonated with a smooth mouthfeel and a little stickiness. The taste is pretty mild overall. Definitely do not feel the alcohol burn, with some flavours of the oak in the aftertaste. Also tasted is vanilla, but not much chocolate and mostly the wood. A pretty decent offering that is high in alcohol, but smooth all-around, and quite nice for the winter season.
JohnRMurdoch (2247) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Scottish Real Ale Shop. Strong sweet malty aroma. Dark beown colour with a good head. Honey vanilla malt flavour. Sweet aftertaste. Comes in nice box & bottle.
Rune (6120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle in a nice box, matured for 99 days, bought at the Cornelius store in Edinburgh. Thin, cream-like head resting on top of a deep, mahogany coloured body. Aroma has got oak vanilla and toffee-like malts. Oak vanilla, honeyed malts, nuts and dried fruits in flavour. Nice and rounded bittersweet ending. Velvet mouth feel. Yeah. I like it, but one bottle should be enough for a while (hotel room, weatherbound in Edinburgh 01.12.2010).
Miksu (4537) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 l bottle, thanks Sampo! Reddish brown color. Sweet, caramelly and berryish aroma with red currant, gooseberry, vanilla and meat broth. Toffeish and berryish flavor with meat broth and vanilla. Somewhat surpringly, this is woody in a meaty berryish kind of way. Rich taste and not too sweet, one of the better in this series.