tombyars (1271) - 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 (353) - 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 (2715) - 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 (4697) - 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 (414) - 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 (5594) - 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.
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is thick malty, light whiskey note, greasy. Sweet malty, overripe fruity and nutty. Mild whiskey malty finish.
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A cler golden colored beer, with a white ehad. The aroma of whisky, wood, vanilla and malt. The taste is gentle sweet, with vanilla, some wood, whisky and fruits. The aftertaste is sweet fruity with vanilla.
jonas (5281) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Clear amber, low head. Spicy, dusty, honeyish aroma. Mellow mouthfeel, full body, light sticky. Hay, honey, clay, salt, good earthy hop aromatics. Spicy aftertaste. Has stuff going on.
cgarvieuk (12271) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle at home ... golden amber ... small white head ... soft floral fruits ... pears ... odd nose ... sweet pears ... Its the juice from a tin of fruit cocktail aged in a bourbon barrel ... not my thing at all