nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is quite strong and nice with, toffee, caramel, oak, hops, and fruit. The appearance is dark amber/brown with a thin head. The taste is like the aroma with an unpleasant metallic quality. The palate is smooth, Overall not bad but it has problems.
yngwie (11755) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 22oz. An unclear, dark amber beer with a finger-thick, off-white to beige head. Caramel and sugary dried fruits on the nose, maybe not sounding too good, which it is, but it is a bit boring. The flavor has a meaty intro, with caramel, raisins and some alcohol following. Warming and full-bodied on the palate, with a lasting dried fruits finish. A quite nice one, and though it might seem from my rating that I enjoyed aroma and flavor equally, I didn’t. The aroma is sort of boring or one dimensional, the flavor is more complex and in fact really good. Anyway, a nice beer. 110204
madmitch76 (12182) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
21st June 2009
Clear red - brown beer. Very soft palate. Sweet creamy buttery toffee and caramel. Some tangy sweet fruit coming through before the end which is soft and creamy with a trace of more bittering toffee. Enjoyed this but really quite sweet. A dessert beer?
joeneugs (2577) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber with a khaki head. The aroma has some bourbon, nuts, alcohol, vanilla and caramel. The caramel, vanilla, and solvent notes stand out. The flavor is very harsh with solvent and some nicer notes of raisins, caramel, vanilla and wood. The woody tones are sadly covered by the overpowering alcoholic notes. Gets a bit soapy and chemical like as it warms.
Reynolds314 (1886) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I found this beer far too sweet. Oak aging an already heavy malt beer really doesnt do much besides add more sweetness. Slight booze and notes of dark fruits with very light bittering. I couldnt get past the overwhelming sweetness of this beer.
Ernesto987 (3027) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 Little apparent bitterness. Very Oaked and sweet malts add instead of contrast. Tasty just not anything special
IPAsavedMYlife (340) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite a bit of sweetness, compact flavor. Caramel malt, some hop favor. Has all the makings of a good beer but is a bit round.
maneliquor (2284) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark ruby pour with a small white head. Aroma is quite bland. Lets off grass, raisins, oak and toasted malts. Sweet and sticky in the mouth. Burnt caramel, oak and vanilla lead the way in this one. Finishes rather earthy and bleh. Average
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red copper pour with a small white head. Nose is of malts and some light oak notes. Taste is very vanilla note along with some caramel notes as well.
JanLaursen (2503) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite dark, copper colored with a weak cappuccino-colored head. Powerful oxidized aromas of raisins, oak tree and rancid butter. Soft carbonation. The consistency is sticky as dehydrated liqueur, but the taste is less sweet than one might expect from the flavor and texture. Very intense flavor. Not much hops, but nice finishing bitterness from the wood tannins. Subtle balance. A beer for meditation.