Reimer96 (1778) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
Pours a clear dark amber with a small white ring and no lacing. Aroma of vanilla, toffee, bourbon, allspice and dark dried fruits. Taste is caramel, bourbon, wood, camelized sugar and a nice spicy finish with some dried fruits. Finish is nice and dry and gives a well balanced flavor. tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Ryan. Pours a clean amber with little off-white head and decent lace. Nose of caramel, toffee, vanilla, some hops. Sweet and slightly boozy. Medium body. StueyD (1586) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
Mid to dark orange brown coloured beer with a weak white head. A bold woody nose, similar to that of a oak aged wine, alongside a distinctly sweet, buttery malt aroma, with the expected hints of vanilla and toffee. Dry but smooth mouthfeel. Dry, woody flavours with hazlenut, vanilla and the burnt, buttery toffee like elements from the aroma, this is accompanied by a bitter, dark fruit flavour. There is also a sweet, vegetal flavour in the finish, certainly not unpleasant, but it reminds me of a really well buttered sweet potato mash! AleRider78 (1502) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2016
330ml bottle. Poured a thick creamy head and has a dark amber colour. Somewhat apparent alcohol scent with a pretty strong aroma of vanilla. Same goes for the flavour, vanilla and milder roasted malts. Aftertaste is a bit bitter, not too offensive though. The box the bottle is housed in has abv of 7.7%, 2012 edition.
WheatKing (1351) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - SEP 14, 2012
Very strong ruby colour. The oak is quite strong on this one and I felt like I was drinking a whiskey. Alcohol certainly comes through amidst the sweetness... perhaps I should have aged it longer. Pretty good.
neuromatt (1226) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
341 mL bottle at Jess’ cottage, served in a stem glass. Pours clear reddish-amber with virtually no head. The nose has lots of brown sugar and English malts, along with oak, Goldings and a slight amount of earth. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout with brown sugar, molasses, oak and subtle hops. The finish is long, smooth and woody. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice malty Scottish ale with smooth oaky notes. 2012-08-25 andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
Pours a fairly clear brown colour with a small spotty white head. Aroma is oak, toffee, vanilla, toffee, moderately spicy, some mild dark fruity esters and lightly grassy. Flavour is toffee, vanilla, oak, spice(clove and allspice I think), caramel, mild alcohol, grass mild dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Very enjoyable! HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
330 ml bottle. I enjoyed the 2012 edition much more than the 2011. Reminded me more of the old Canada cask. Aroma and taste of oak, vanilla and whiskey are nicely balanced with becoming too sweet.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
Single bottle purchased from Zyn Liqour in Calgary, AB on 07/09/2012. Colour: Like the Canada flag, a distinct red but mixed with some brown. Medium-low slightly off-white creamy head. Nose: Malt shows notes of bubble gum, marzipan and flower pot. The oak and barley offer background noise reminiscent of candied barley. Taste: Medium sweet, medium-light bitter, medium sour. Passionfruit, some coconut. The oak produces melted toffee and a grainy sourness. Could be considered a touch sweet but still quite complex and well balanced. zimbo (982) - SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle nose hints of cheeryade and when poured into an Innis & Gunn glass (which was given to me fee of charge...) it was brown oragne in colour with a decent magnolia head. Lots of clingng big bubbles aorunf the ijside of the glass.
Fizzy. Slick undercurrent of confected fruit to the taste and slight burr at the end but followed by more sweetness.
Not hideous but not good either.