pushkinwow (1371) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber thanks to gramity. First impression was cross between screetch and Laphroig, sorta watered down peaty and potent scotch nose, then had some quarter cask and realized that wasn’t quite fair to the scotch but still first impressions are important. Oak and whiskey for sure, mahogany with a creamy head, long finish, boozy, moderate carbonation and a young boozy palate that warms up the body.
Ferris (564) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Big peaty whisky notes, some grain and oak. Cloudy amber with a rich brown head. So much peat and smoke from the whisky with a malty finish. If you are an Islay fan this is right up your alley if not this is not for you. Thankfully I am an huge peaty scotch guy and this nice step away from the mundane by Alley Kat is a refreshing.
andrewturba (479) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy dark copper colour with a spotty off white head leaving small lace. Aroma is peaty, oak, smokey, some sweet caramelization, and mild diacetyl. Flavours are sweet malt, caramel, light butterscotch(diacetyl), mild bitterness, a fair amount of peat/smoke and a dry finish. Not super familiar with the style but i feel this one is well done.
Reimer96 (620) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear brown color with a frothy off white hat and some lacing left on the glass. Aroma of sweet caramel, smoke, peat, campfire and salt water. Taste is woody, peaty, sweet caramel and a bit of a bitter peaty finish. Finish starts somewhat sweet then gets dry. Medium carbonation and body really help this beer as does a warmer temperature. Started kind of harsh but I became a fan as it warmed up.
garth_86 (197) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brown. Aroma is huge smokey and scotch. Taste is same. Hickory, some scotch. Smoke is overwhelming for me.
kbudd19 (114) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber brown, smells like a nice glass of scotch. Not overly complex though, but very smooth and a nice finish, decent but not great
Torontoblue (51) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle pours a medium brown ale type color with a fine laced off white head. Aroma is Islay whisky straight away; peat, smoke, salt water, but also with a hint of green apple on the nose, too. Taste is earthy, peaty, woody, hint of oatmeal with a drying medium dark cocoa bitter sweetness finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A nice, well integrated barrel aged ale.
reebtogi (3383) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a 2 finger off-white head that has decent retention and leaves some good lacing on the glass. Aroma is peaty and smoky with hints of scotch whiskey. Taste is a herbal bitterness with a light chocolate sweetness and a big peaty finish. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. A very well done brew for the style and highly recommended.