JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown pour. The aroma is quite sweet and chewy. A little bit of molasses and plummy sweetness. Just a touch of herbal hoppiness balancing but it leans toward sweet all the way through. Slightly woody. Decent scotch ale.
HopsandBolts (224) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
660 ml bottle from the LCBO.
Appearance: Pours a
slightly hazy deep brown with a finger of off white head. Lacing is minimal.
Hayloft, barnyard, grain, malt.
Grain, malt, earth.
Thin with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A decent Scotch Ale but the barnyard smell is kind of throwing things off a bit. While "barnyard" is a deScriptor used with wine, I’ve never encountered this characteristic in a beer until this one. Apart from that, there is a ton of malt but not much else. I was expecting brown sugar, caramel, toffee and all the other things you usually smell/taste in a Scotch Ale but got none of it.
Sammy (9973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly smoked indeed. Passable scotch, drinkable because of malting. Scotch aroma. Black with white lace. LCBO.
Bendrixian (1368) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber to brown colour with some beige foam. Sweet molasses and brown sugar aroma with a light peat, smoke and some whiskey mash. On the palate it has some sugar but it is more balanced than the aroma gives hints to. smooth and very good for the style.
Boutip (5346) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a medium copper color ale with a nice medium size foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of peat malt with some toffee notes is really great. Taste is a well balanced mix between some peat malt with quite a bit of smoked notes with a well-balanced malt backbone which includes toffee and caramelized notes with just the right amount of residual sugar. Body is little bit thin with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Nice level of complexity while retaining some great drinkability.
Spab (2938) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear copper colour with average-sized off-white head. Aroma is peaty with caramel, wood and a little fruitiness. Flavour is also quite peaty, fairly woody, hints of sweet caramel and fruit. Average body. Decent.
Eructoblaster (3476) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - 660ml. Hazy brown body with average carbonation and a thin, off-white foamy/bubbly head. Nice malty aroma with caramel, spicy, and woody hints. Taste is mostly sweet. It carries woody, malty, and some hoppy notes. I was expecting something more robust. Ends with a short, sweet, moderately warming finish. Not bad.
Canmoore (344) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark rich cloudy amber, with a massive fluffy off white head. Aroma has notes of Sherry, roasted malts, dark fruits, and some black licorice also. Tasting notes include sherry, sweet toasty malts, grains, and a slightly cloying finish from the malt sweetness. Not bad although the palate is a little thin, but decent brew all together.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
New bottles, LCBO Embrun. Nice golden dark brown, frothy head. Smoky aroma, lots of caramel sweetness as well - good. Light to medium bottle, nice sweetness up front and then a good deal of peat smoke. Complimenting alcohol. Very drinkable., Quite clean. This bottles product is a big step up from previous ratings - I would recommend others give the bottle a go. Nice proper Scotch Ale.
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 [5883-20131005] Cask. Sweet caramelized donut grains aroma. Clear, dark brown orange body with no lasting head. Sweet sherry grains flavour with a long toasted aftertaste. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(@ Beaus Oktoberfest 2013, Vankleek Hill, ON; Called "Scotchy Scotch Scotch")
[6130B-20140118] Tap. Not much aroma. Slightly hazy, red brown body with a quick foamy white head. Smoked toasted grains flavour. Medium body. Average. (5/3/6/3/13) 3.0
(@ brewpub, Ottawa, ON)