Leighton (11824) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Pours lightly hazy amber with a creamy tan head. Lots of sugary malts in the nose, toffee, mild oxidation. Medium to big sweet, tons of toffee, bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation, lightly warming finish, toffee, aged malts, figs. Good stuff. Rich and hefty malt character.
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a dark amber color with a fluffy, yet sturdy, off-white head on top.
S: Despite the very noticeable presence of oak in this beer, there is a really pleasant sweetness to the aroma. I pick up a fair amount of honey and perhaps some maple as well, along with some caramel and vanilla.
T: The oak is a bit more aggressive in terms of the flavor. That said, the sweet honey and maple flavors come through and mesh well with the vanilla from the oak and some hints of dark fruits.
M: A medium bodied beer with perhaps a bit too much carbonation and a slightly tannic finish.
D: This is the only one of the Woodcuts that I’ve really liked so far. Though the oak is pronounced, it does not completely dominate the flavor or aromas.
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2009 750ml bottle-pours a foamy light tan head and red color with some brown tint. Aroma is wood-oak, spice, vanilla, boozy-bourbon. Taste is bourbon, dark fruit, wood-oak, spice, vanilla. Yes almond -after reading the label. Occasional as not my taste but nice sipping. Thanks bitterbill & jwc215 for trading this.
Pinball (10922) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clody brown smooth offwhite head.
dusty aroma. faint malts.
flavor is sweet, bitter, wood, actually very very nice.
madsberg (10457) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Amber colorued. Unclear. Small beige head. Aroma of sweetness, oak, spice, fruits. Flavour of alcohol, sweetness, ripe fruits, caramel, oak, vanilla. Medium to full bodied. Dry fruity end. Has a nice alcohol touch.
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle #960 poured a clear brown with a large lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, oak, vanilla, dark fruit and some roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of BIG OAK, vanilla, carmel, roastiness and light fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering woody finish.
This beer should age well, but is not worth the price so I’ll probably never know.
BeerandBlues2 (10039) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. Pours cloudy tawny with a large, frothy, light brown head, mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt -cookie, caramel, toffee-, average hops -flowers, perfume-, average yeast -dough, leaves- with notes of alcohol, dates, apples, wood, and vanilla. Full bodied, sticky and alcoholic texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, heavy sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
hopscotch (9489) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… Cloudy caramel-colored ale with a mid-sized, wispy, off-white head. The bouquet is all about oak and nutty caramel. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and busy carbonation. Caramel sweetness, woody earthiness and low bitterness. Crisp, lingering, toffee finish.
adnielsen (9449) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Stephen’s house. Thanks doodler! Pours a dark reddish appearance with a tan head. Vanilla, coconut, orange citrus, caramel aroma. Quite a bit of oak in the flavor. Lots of vanilla, grainy wood flavors. Light citrus and caramel. Not all that oxidized. Plenty of oak.
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by guess who? Yeah JW77! Brown pour, tan head. Vanilla, bourbon, wood, caramel and some nice fruit. Flavor is full and has some great vanilla, booze and dark fruits. Good stuff!