jbruner (1674) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at RBWG! Pours a hazy golden orange with a creamy white head and light lacing. Aroma of sweet malts, toffee, caramel, vanilla, a hint of bourbon. Taste follows, medium body, add some light fruitiness and sweet candied sugar. Nothing special.
Holmen1 (1670) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2012 500ml bottle kindly imported from Scotland by my neighbour. Aroma hinting at what was to come: a soft, beautifully balanced scottish ale with flavours of whisky, vanilla, honey (and a floral touch). Hides the 7% admirably, a superb beer to savour alone or with friends.Flaske hos Ole Anders des-12: ikke samme inntrykket som påp brygga. For søt ettersmak og for lite fylde for sine 7%.
Vignale (1626) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber coloured with low offwhite head. Little toffee and buttery flowers on the nose. The 7% are well hidden which usually is a good thing, but the to sweet caramelbody is rather plain. A little hint of EKG-like hops with flowerlike scents but almost no bitterness at all. Small resembles of lowland whiskey and a little vanilla, but to sum up, a beer soon forgotten.
Imaena (1605) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. I really did not enjoy this beer. The whisky maturation does not seem to have had a positive impact on the beer overall.
JMFG (1585) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Clear light orange color with a very thin soapy head. Sweetish whiskey aroma over toasted grains, not a lot of heavy malts as in a traditional Scotch. Very basic taste - a golden ale with some whiskey tones.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Slight whiske in the nose. Pale beige fast disappearing head. Golden colour. Slightly whiskey malty and fruity taste. Mild hoppiness. Some sweetness in the beginning.
Lowenbrau (1443) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Wood, malty aromas. Pours hazy light amber, with white head, vanishing, no lacing. Light to medium body. Taste is malty, wood, vanilla, whisky, not very well balanced.
liinis (1429) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not so good as I expected. A bit unpleasant flavour like by a sweet whisky liquor. this is OK but not as fancy as it looks like and like it promises.
highlandlad (1394) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Better than many of these whisky-themed bottled ales, but not a patch on anything from BrewDog. If BrewDog produces heavyweights, this is a bantam - skinny, sweet and sessionable. Cloudy apricot colour with a fair head. Highly malty aroma echoes caramels, whisky toffee and such like - sweet and faintly artificial. Bit thin in the body and surprisingly quenching for a 7% abv ale. On the tongue, it’s woody, sweet, with little evidence of the alcohol. Final call: too sweet and lemonade-like. Has some whisky character but it’s lost in the sugar. (330ml bottle. Birthday gift from John Fraser 2013 - thanks mucker.)
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - NOV 11, 2007
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle, The Whiskey Shop, Oxford. Pours a light gold with a white cap that quickly disappates. A whiff: hmmmmm. This is certainly an interesting smell. It reminds me of walking the railroad tracks by the grain elevator, back when I was a kid. Corn would spill between the sleepers, then get damp in the rain and rot. If you kicked the crust that developed on top, it smelled...like this. Mouldering grain with a smokey cresote undertone. Evocative, but not good. Flavor <shudder> is a heavy dose of raw peanuts, burning leaves and wet dog food. Added to that a rank cheap whiskey heat. Even after seeing how bad this rated, I insist that I came to this with an open mind, if only to justify the rather steep price tag. Alas. An ounce is about all I could stomach.This wins hands down as my most expensive drain-pour.