Leighton (14020) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home in Salisbury, CT. Thanks to the Nellerizer for giving me this gem. Pours clear amber with a foamy, white cream. Malty aroma, some caramel, ripe fruits, subtle vanilla. Medium sweet flavor, light toast, caramel, ripe fruits, mild citrus, vanilla, leaves. Medium in body with average carbonation. Lightly sticky finish, light vanilla, caramel, faint wood, dull cinnamon, toast, some herbal and leafy bitterness. It’s OK.
argo0 (12122) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Medium beige head atop clear amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, bread/caramel, light wood. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, vanilla, some maple, earthy. Medium body, some sticky.
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, oak, vanilla and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, oak and light vanilla withg a crisp dry lingering oak finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Mighty Oak Ae
Date: January 31, 2012
Source: Sherlocks, GA
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet caramel and vanilla aroma, candy sweetness
Flavor: sweet candy flavor, caramel and vanilla, bready, sticky, just a hint of any woodyness from the oak
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Drake (10518) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Kroger Carytown Richmond. Pours a clear amber color with a thin frothy tan head that fades fairly quickly. Aroma of floral malts and caramel malts. The taste is caramel malts, stone fruits and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied.
daknole (10281) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown color, off white head. Aroma is very malty up front, hints of dates, figs, light brown sugar, and some wheat bread. Flavor is up front pale malt, some cracker, doughy notes, light syrup. Not bad.
adnielsen (10089) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home. Clear, red orange appearance with a tan head. Toasty toffee, caramel malty, light woody aroma. Bland caramel malty flavor. Little oak. Bleh.
DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the new variety brewer’s choice package. Pours copper, pretty deep copper, with 1-finger frothy off-white head. Nose is vienna and caramel malt, mild hops, slight earthy and woody aroma. Tastes caramel malty, somewhat sweet, with backup hops, some earthy notes, and mild vanilla finishing notes. Just OK.
Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured clear, medium honeyed orange with a short, dense white head. The aroma picked up sweet vanilla, caramel, and some nutty notes with light soapy hop accents.. came across a bit too sweet, but nothing was unenjoyable. The flavor found similar stuff.. sweet caramel, vanilla, and a bit of bready malt at the core.. dry oak and light herbal bitterness throughout.. more oak and vanilla on the sweet finish.. again sweeter than I wanted, but well-balanced. Light-medium bodied on the palate.. decent flow, but it was so sweet that I couldn’t drink more than one at a time.
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"about on par with the bonfire rauch, a light but quality tasty brew. the malt profile of this beer actually reminded me of the former and had me waiting for the smoke that never appeared :) the oak is nice, though...toasted malt, vanilla, and a hint of caramel. light but smooth. little in the way of hops."