jtclockwork (14923) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at weekly tasting. Pours dirty amber tan head. Nose/taste of sherry, caramel, oak, prune, fruit cake and honey. Medium body.
mcberko (14357) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours a dark mahogany with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, wood, oak, light whiskey and flower notes. Flavour of caramel, whiskey, wood and low sweetness for a scotch ale. Very highly carbonated , much more so than the non-oak-aged version. The booze is not hidden at all - feels more like 14-15%. Quite decent but lots of flaws.
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 vintage. A hazed brown scotch ale with a thin brown head. In aroma, loads of dark fruits, molasses, light soy sauce, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with dark fruits, plums, molasses, licorice, floral hops and alcohol warmth, 4 years old and still going strong. OttBottShare Dec 15 2013.
bu11zeye (12717) - 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.
Ferris (12682) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Caramel, oak and some dark roast. Deep jet brown with a decent beige head. Boozy, sweet, caramel and some oak notes. Nice.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: March 22, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque dark brown, creamy beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, touch of fruityness, light earthyness, hint of smoke
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, honey sweetness, plenty of balancing earthyness, touch of dark fruits brought out by the honey sweetness
Date: January 15, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Score: 3.1 to 3.6
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and smokey aroma, caramel sweetness, earthy peat smoke
Flavor: rich honey and caramel flavor, candy sweetness, light fruityness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
rosenbergh (10353) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Merci beaucoup Timo Aah!
Clear dark mahogany color with a small tan head.
Sweetness, breadish malt, caramel, chocolate and mild mint in the aroma.
The flavor is sweetness, toffee, malt, darkness, mild sourness, cocoa, chocolate and some spices.
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j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Saturday night hotel tasting after EBF. Pours a clear orange amber with a thin white head. Big smooth vanilla and honey. Sweet toast, honey, smoke and caramel. Warm booze notes, honey and soft toffee on the finish.
olio (9276) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle @ Timo A. BBE 30.04.2016.
Pours clear dark mahogany red color with a small head. Aroma is ripe with fruits, caramel and toasted malts, faint syrup, oak and wood. Wood and toffee on the flavor, honey is quite subtle but noticeable, some syrup and dark bread, distant nut notes. Sweet, dry and refined. Nice.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle marked that it was aged in casks for for months. Long ago trade. Pours with a medium clarity, mahogany hued brown body with a lasting, firm off-white head. Great lace and retention. Aromas are of mejool dates, caramel, armagnac, brown sugar and toffee. Medium esters of stewed pears, some oak, vanillin, candied walnuts, cola. soot, and port. Well refined, but with a slightly disappointingly low barrel character (I want a bit more barrel in the aroma). Flavors are of cotton candy, low but definitely noticeable diacetyl, toasted coconut and raw coconut, barrel, brown sugar, alcohol, suntan lotion, raisins and figs. Alcohol is quite mild, warming, fuller body, light oxidation, medium-low carbonation. I find myself looking for more barrel character (both flavor and tannin).