QuezXLV (422) - Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2011
The oak aged aroma and flavor dominate this beer, but I like it a lot. I feel like if you took away the oak agedness, it would be a very normal beer. ElDesmadre (3984) - Mikołów, POLAND - JUN 1, 2011
Bottle. Honey-hued golden colour with a very small but sustainable head. Aroma is bread, malt, oak, butterscotch, some butter and some very subtle fruitiness. Smells partly like a good scotch - great! Taste is much oak, malt, some butterscotch and butter whose presence does the beer surprisingly good. Very subtle hops, slightly sweet, very subtly fruity, the dryness at the finish comes mostly from the alcohol. maley1 (1301) - Calgary, CANADA - MAY 28, 2011
Dark golden pour with small head. Aroma of toffee and malts. Taste of caramel, toffee, slight vanilla and faint oakiness. Tasted better ice cold. Thewade (340) - USA - MAY 28, 2011
Not overly impressed. A little different than the norm, but nothing special.
Erasmus_ro (3244) - Alabama, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours copper with a white head. Aroma is strongly vanilla and toffee as well as butter. Notes of bready maltiness, but unforunately not very strong. Aroma is much of the same, but even stronger and no maltiness anywhere. Palate is medium.
boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Bottle... Poured an amber with a slightly off-white head. Skunky nose with a mild caramel sweetness. Some diacetyl, caramel and rum oaked sweetness. Very malty with some floralness and more skunk, with also a cinnamon spice in the finish. Citrus, light fruits, and an easy going, sweet finish. tfredvik (2081) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2011
It can’t be a good sign that a beer looks like ice tea? A clear, completely flat looking, ice tea colour body, with absolutely no traces of a head or lacing half a minute after the beer is poured. Fascinating. The aroma is… well, strange. I just don’t get it. Bread? Leather? Wood? Something sweet, like toffee perhaps? Not a bad aroma per se, but very odd. Curiouser and curiouser. The taste is sweet, almost too sweet, with just a tiny bitter taste in the finish. The flavours are as hard to specify as the aromas, but I think I get some vanilla and actually some citrus as well. The palate is surprisingly pleasant: medium body and a smooth oily texture, and a carbonation that turns out to be very soft, not flat. So, a beer that doesn’t look like a beer, with a strange aroma, a too sweet taste, hard to pin-point flavours and a lovely palate? This is too weird for me. Shakesbeere (222) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2011
[33 cl bottle, Vinmonopolet, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo]
33cL bottle. Smells of oak and vanilla. Taste is of toffee, caramel, vanilla, and wood. Light and pretty well balanced. A nice beer, though wouldn’t go out of my way to get it again. RD400F (233) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2013 Appearance: Bottle to I&G glass...pour makes a white head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving some lacing. The beer itself is a nice looking amber color that’s got some hues of yellow, red and orange.
Aroma: Smells of almonds, honey, caramel and coconut. No skunk this time as it came in a cardboard gift box with glass.
Taste: Tastes like bubblegum, toffee and oak, with an alcohol note. It starts out quite sweet, sours ever so slightly, fades to oaky, then the alcohol comes in, and what’s left is a taste of oak and caramel.
Palate: Light bodied, C02 present but a bit weak, alcohol is a little strong.
At times I feel like I’m drinking a really weak whisky which is pretty neat.
Overall: A decent beer to introduce to your piss water drinking buddies if you’re interested in them raiding your beer fridge for "something else that kicks ass". Or not. swooper (1254) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2011
bottle, nice hoppy aroma,citrus, amber, clear, white foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, medium body, slick feel, long finish, medium average beer