Radek Kliber (6895) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 15, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alcoholic dry nose, with fruity background. Medium creamy crown . Medium to full body . Some woody bitter mouthfeel with hints of roasted barley . Smoky aftertaste . Decent ale.
sixpackcharley (19) - barclay, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A thin head covers this suprisingly carbonated Scottish Ale. Caramel, smokey, and sweet in palate. Overall a nice, refreshing ale made with care and served below 50 degrees.
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown rum apperance. Very big beige head tops it nicely. Itís fairly mild on the nostrils, but has pretty much everything I expect from a scotch ale. Itís caramelic, butterscotchey, faintly smokey with traces of berries or melon. Leather notes on the palate, refreshing from a moderately small malt acidity. Slight vegetal oil touch. Itís well done for a beer that is mostly about caramel malt interplays. Just lighter than I expected and the thin-medium body could be fuller, especially with that rather high carbonation. Good
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber in colour. Aroma was malty, some sugar, caramel and fruity. Flavour was malty, some chocolate, toffee, light smoke, slightly sweet. Medium body, high carbonation. Finishes quite dry and long.
TerryR (390) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep burgungy color with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt with a touch of smoke. Flavor is lots of roasted malt with the underlying alcohol. Nice slightly bitter hop finish. Excellent.
Tessic (1019) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This WEe heavy pours a dark red colour with a nice creamy tan head. The scent s include a slight fruity notes almost like apple cider. Yeast and grassy notes with a small amount of brown sugar?
First sip was strong tasting with flavour of smoke and burnt malt. Nice amount of bitterness with the hops. The finish is bitter with the smoky burnt malts carrying through to the palate.
Very flavourfull beer.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown color with ruby highlights, thick, rocky white head. Subtle aroma of malt and caramel. Flavor of malt and caramel, slightly smoky too, sweet finish. Full body, liquorous texture, medium carbonation. Very good, smooth yet flavorfull.
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color of malt syrup. This beautís got a large, 2-fingered head. It decorates the side of the glass like lacy lingerie. You can smell the alcohol, boy. Man, I dig that malty smell! The alcohol vapors carry it around my head; I feel like I have a beer halo! Hops be damned here, this is about roasting the fruits of the earth. Sure itís sweet with malt, but the alcohol cuts the sweetness, and a little hops help to funnel this malty god down with their bittering influence. Iím left with a palate hung with dried grapes, shall I say fresh raisins. I like the spirited maltiness. Itís nicely (lightly)carbonated for the style, a wee heavy afterwards--as it should be. Thereís a smokiness, like a dessert cigar. Earthy beer. Good for a pub session with your friends. Although Iíll cut your hand off if you try to take some of the first bottle, but after that we can share. After a couple, Iíll sing in public.
Boutip (5581) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a medium brown colored beer with a small head with little retention. Aroma is comprised of strong malts and it seems like you can almost smell the bitterness in this one. Taste is unsurprisingly bitter with a touch of roasted malt. This tasted not so unlike Fullers 1845, which is no bad thing.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Caramelly malt aroma, dark brown body. Fizzy tan head. Heavy mouthfeel, but balanced - there is a lot of malt here, but the subtle hop bitterness and crispy mouthfeel make a nice combination. I enjoy these sort of malty scotch ales and this is a great example.