heavy (2116) - Split, CROATIA - JAN 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.33 l bottle my mother brought from Linz, thanks! It poured golden copper body with small head. Interesting aroma, nice malty in a bit honey of flowery way, some peat. Light flavor, again, peat, flowery/honey malts, a bit dusty in that thin body. Shorter finish copies its flavor exactly. Nothing about wiskey here except that weak notes of peat. My second smoked and another non typical example, but an OK beer I would prefer over most of ordinary lagers.
Marko (3878) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 6, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.33l bottle, 5%, 12° (I decided to split the entries because the difference is huge), courtesy of and shared with heavy whose mother brought it from Austria (thanks!)
Poured an orangey dark gold. Honey dominates the nose with just a touch of dusty hop. The taste is ol, some honeyish maltiness, a bit flowery. It’s an ok beer, but not much to do with the old one and even less with whiskey.
tomer (1623) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33L bottle, crystal clear coppery colour. Small, frothy, quickly diminishing head. Yeasty aroma with whiffs of smoked fish and wax. Aroma of honey with some biscuity notes and a touch of caramel, bitterness and light sweetness balancing each other. pleasant soury aftertaste. A nice suprise.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 14, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 Bottle - Dark yellow not red, little head...also this is 5.0%, not 7.3...aroma is lager-y, with slightly more peat...flavour is pretty generic with a bit of caramel, bit of grass, finishes nice, but is meh in every way...
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 28, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From bottle, clear amber with diminishing head, whiskie’s malt, watery with strong malt flavour, like cheap beers nothing impressive although refreshing.
Ober (2807) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A clear amber colored beer, with a little beige head. The aroma is malty , some fruits and some smoke. The taste fruity some raisind. A little caramel and some bitter. Whisky is well hidden.. the aftertaste is a little bitter.
finol (2098) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Systembolagets beställningssortiment. 5,0% alcohol.
Like a macro lager in apperance and flavour but with a hint of whisky when it got warmer.
I think a beer needs more flavour on its own to be able to benefit from whiskeytaste
Juelze (1137) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A smoked? Seriously? Anyway, pours a light straw color with thin white head. Aroma is of uncooked malt and some cereal grains. No smoke though. Taste is a light malt beer with little hops or anything else. A real basic beer that doesn’t belong in this style. Alcohol is well hidden and carbonation is light. Not horrible, but not great.
2009ice (1) - , Connecticut, USA - SEP 22, 2008 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very thin and light beer, reddish color with nice head that disappears quickly.
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting. I agree 100% with Yalnikim below, except I think it looks quite nice, hence the extra point for appearance, and I thought it quite weighty on the palate, which always gets an extra point from me!
Stu: Kindly stop going through the beer store a few days ahead of me! ;)