mcberko (18979) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2011
341mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany!), split with Matts_Property, pours an opaque dark orangy brown with a small beige head. Aroma of loads of maple syrup, scotch whiskey, brown sugar, heaps of caramel, molasses and quite high alcohol. Flavour of maple syrup and booze upfront, with brown sugar, subtle scotch whiskey, molasses, caramel and slight oak (though quite subdued / subtle). Boozier than I remember the original, with subtle use of the oak barrels. Very complex and the sweetness is balanced well, unlike many scotch ales. Delicious. rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle at Mumsig Miniprovning, Göteborg. Somewhat hazy copper/amber beer, small beige head. Figs aroma, sweetish, dades, plums, syrup, oak, woody, toffee, biscuits, some alcohol. Malty raisins flavor, figs, alcohol, toffee, banana notes, vinous, caramel, oak notes, vanilla. Sweet and with evident alcohol. Finish with smoked notes, figs, dades and caramel. jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle thanks to Dany. Pours darkest brown. Nose/taste of bourbon barrel, oak, maple syrup, vanilla, sweet malt and dark candi sugar. Medium body. Benzai (16687) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle [from IP trade with Yourilevesque] @ weekly tasting shared with Joes and Judyvv. Nice dark red, red-brown color, average sized off-white to beige head. Aroma is malts, sweetish, oak. Taste malts, oak, wood, bourbon, sweetish, a hint of caramel, softly bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation. Ferris (16521) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle - Sweet whisky notes and lots of oak. Jet brown with a thin beige head. Oak notes dominate, but in a nice way. The whisky notes and malts round this out, I am very happy.
kermis (14553) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle shared at Dean’s off for his annual haircut tasting thanks to JulienHuxley. Pours murky brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of big bourbon/vanilla upfront with woody barrel notes, maple and overripe dark fruit. Flavour is heavy sweet. Near full bodied with very soft carbonation. Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2011
A reddish brown ale with a thick big bubbled moka head. In aroma, a smooth caramel butterscotch overlayed with oaken notes, vanilla, quite nice. In mouth, a smooth sweet candy sugar with warming alcohol, wooden notes, a bit of licorice, complex and smooth. Bottle at brewery, Dec. 27 2010. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2012
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Julienhuxley and shared at the Baltimore Irish Chanukah tasting, 3/17/12. Pours a murky brown color with a thin fizzy head. Below average head retention. Aroma of toffee, whisky, maple, earthy notes. The taste is toffee, raisin, leafy hops. burnt sugar, vanilla. Medium-full bodied with a bit of heat. Nice beer. BeerandBlues2 (13821) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle shared by Drake at the Irish Chanukah tasting. Pours cloudy brown with virtually no head. Aroma is maple, plums, dates, caramel and cookie malt, wood notes and light vanilla. Flavor is malt dominant, vanilla, maple, oak, light hops and bitterness with a sweet palate yet dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation. j12601 (13114) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Bottle at Max’s impromptu tasting. Pours a murky brown with a thin beige head. Bourbon like crazy. Wood and sweet vanilla. Sweet with big carbonation, warm bourbon, phenols and yeast. Toasty and warm on the finish.