Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden amber, pear on nose, fruit cocktail taste with vanilla.
Beerhunter111 (8378) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ Finest Spirits and Beer Convention Bochum 2014: Dunkel goldgelbes Bier mit ordentlicher weißer Schaumkrone. Geruch holzig, säuerlich, fruchtig, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack mild säuerlich, fruchtig, holzig.
williamstome (992) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Translucent orange pour, small white head. Smells of whiskey, flavor is great, fairly sweet, with a smooth whiskey character. Pretty nice.
allmyvinyl (4244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at CLoisters Scottish Beer Festival. Pours clear honey gold, thick white head. Light whisky aromas, light sweet malt, honey and light peat smoke. Taste is sweet, grainy, light booze. No real bitterness, sticky finish, Interesting though.
tombyars (1411) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale copper in colour with a thin white head. Sweet malty aroma with hints of warm honey. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing overall. Pale malt gives a rich malt loaf base with sweet notes of heather honey and vanilla essence. There is a spicy, resiny note to the short hop prickle in the aftertaste. Finish is smooth and malty with warming mead notes combined with vanilla oak cask in the mouth. This is a cracking Strong Ale and in the same stable as Broughton’s Old Jock. Decent stuff.
Stuartyboy (720) - SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at troon beer festival a deep golden almost amber ale taste is sweet honey vanilla sweet oak and slight whisky overtones a strong beer that is very nice
JohnRMurdoch (3410) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Troon Beer Festival. Orange brown, not much head. Sour oaty malt aroma. Strong bitter sweet barley sugar flavour. Sharp with bitter sweet aftertaste. Drinkable but not my sort of beer.
Scopey (7434) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Deeside Drinks Emporium, shared with the RB posse. It pours clear golden yellow with a thick beige head. The nose is honey, earth, spent grain, mild malt whisky, vanilla and light peat. The taste is earthy, oat, light peat, whisky, toast, floral, grainy, faint medicinal, sweet dough, vanilla, wood, citrus and alcohol warmth with a dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Nice balance. I am surprised that a pale whisky barrel-aged beer actually works. Good stuff.
dnicolaescu (944) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GBBF 2013 backlog. Thanks to the RateBeer team.
Colour: amber, clear.
Aroma: strong whisky aroma upfront (not much alcohol though), woody, malty.
Taste: again, lots of whisky, sweet, not much bitterness.
KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Sweet malt aroma with peat and oak. flavors of peat, grass, toffee, oak. Decent, but not really impressive.