cfrancis (2465) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a fine frothy beige head. Aroma is caramel, boozy and figs. Taste is fairly smooth, caramel and malts. Oak is hard to find. I expected more.
mar (4940) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. brown pour with a cream ring. dark fruits, chocolate, light yeast, and spices. nice on the palate, thick caramel, dough, and light wood.
Spab (2526) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits (Halifax). Pours a dark orangey brown with modest-sized light tan head. Aroma has strong woodiness, toffee, vanilla and dark fruit. Flavour is raisin, leather, toffee and oak. Smooth, rich moutfeel. Quite nice.
garthicus (2712) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
App: black with a small brown head. Aroma: tar turf, leather, flavour: coal, long malty finish. Nice.
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pushkinwow (2062) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Omni. Brown with a light biege frothy head that settles fairly quickly. Caramel, buckwheat honey, vanilla and oak, rum cake and bread - have not smelt anything quite like this. Unfortunately the rest doesn’t quite match up. Thinner then I would have hoped but still decent, oak, rum, good carbonation, somewhat sweet and becomes more so with plum and grape notes on the finish along with booze and oak/vanilla. An up and down beer - finish and aroma are very good but letdown in the middle. Worth trying.
thirdeye11 (5620) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) cloudy ruby-brown with dark tan bubbles. Nose of honey, caramel, rosewater, rich and awesome! Taste of caramel, toasty, honey, big raisin, rich, absolutely awesome! Oak barrel, creamy honey linger, complex and endless!
matt7215 (2223) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle shared with jsprime and joe. dark brown with a tan head. big dark fruit aroma, well integrated barrel. huge complex flavour. easily the best scotch ale ive had.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a medium cream head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, raisins, caramel, and honey. Flavor of vanilla, roasted malt, oak, raisins, subtle smoke, and honey.
Atheist_Peace (973) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours milky brown with a tan head that leaves a nice lace. nose of apple, vanilla, wood, honey and a hint of paint thinner...oddly not in a bad way. Quite sweet in the mouth with a heavy maltiness with honey and vanilla. Finishes bittersweet. A little too viscous on the palate for me.
SlovakSniper (3285) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle. The look : Mahogany with a small tan head. Lacing all around the glass. The nose : sweet malts, light touch from the barrel, vanilla for sure, notes of fruits. The taste : caramel and honey sweetness with the quiet strenght of the oak. The mouthfeel : body is well rounded, bubbles are there and the texture is slightly oily. The finale : soft caramel and honey finish with a kiss from the wood. Overall : pleasant to drink late at night.