Canmoore (137) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly hazy, deep amber colour. Nice 1 inch bubbly head that quickly dissipates to a soapy thin layer with great lacing. Strong smoked aroma that has notes of wood, earth, and some butterscotch. Nice thick malty taste that includes notes of vanilla, caramel, coffee, peat. The peat notes reminds me of the tang from a good scotch..this is an awesome brew.
As the beer warms up I get more butterscotch, banana, and more of that great peat taste! Very slight hops taste brings up the rear in this fantastic brew. I am very much enjoying this beer, quite drinkable!
Boutip (4307) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a dark burgundy color ale with a medium size foamy head with medium retention and some lacing. Aroma of deep caramel malt with light toffee notes is good. Taste is a enjoyable mix of sweet caramel malt with light toffee notes with maybe a tad too much of residual sugar. Boyd is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad but a bit too much sugar for my own personal taste.
vadie (377) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Un scotch très faible. Pas trop de substance. Je ne sais pas pourquoi c’est un scotch, il est selon moi plutôt une bière blonde foncé bizzare.
Gerbeer (1245) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy light brown with medium head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of biscuit, malts, and very light smoke. Flavors of peat smoke, light toffee, pitted fruit, and light malt
rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle, dark amber color, with a beige head, mild toasted, bready, biscuity, caramel, smoked malt, toffee nose, with a nutty, cookie dough, french toast accent, and a light dried fruity note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a light smoked, toasted, caramelized, biscuity, bready malt character, with some toffee, caramel candy taffy, fruity dried raisin, french toast, smoked gouda cheese flavours, and with a nutty, bran muffin, subtle flowery leafy hop undertone, leading towards a smokey, caramel, toasty maltiness, faint lingering leafy hop bitterness finish.
rob6239 (550) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber with very little head from bottle. Aroma has slight smokiness and slght hoppiness that when combined make for a medicinal aroma. Taste has the smokiness come through better but only mild at front with some malt and the smoke lingers after.
DerWeg (1419) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold with a hint or orange or red. Good whiff of peaty smoke and sweetness, taste balanced sweetness and fine noble hop center with nice plays of peat smoke, fruit, light toffee - extremely poised palate. Quaffable and satisfying.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, LCBO. Amber pour, huge fluffy white head with orange tints. Dusty malt aroma - really reminded me of a grain silo (don’t asked - I played a lot in grain silo’s on a farm when I was a kid). For that it gets extra points for helping me reconnect with my youth :) . Hint of smoke in there as well. Grainy, smokey taste. A bit sweet, no hint of the warming alcohol I expect in a Scotch Ale. Actually, that smoke really kicks in the the lingering finish - lasts a long time. A bit thin and not complex but better than I was lead to believe - solid brewery from my limited exposure so far.
wilderthanyou (718) - Guelph, CANADA - OCT 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Was pretty underwhelmed by this one. It’s not bad, it’s just, I really like scotch ales, so I was expecting something more I guess. But the mouth feel was just too thin to really carry across any sort of malty depth. Aroma is sweet, light bit of toasty, and a bit of butter (diacetyl). The flavour is straight up malt, very faint smoke, butter (diacetyl). Has some potential, some would say this is easy drinking, but I feel it’s way to thin to really be a scotch ale. Still, it’s enjoyable.
robinvboyer (2765) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale amber pour, small white head. Light toasted malt, toasted nuts, and quite a bit of peat. Medium carb, and mouthfeel. The finish is quite peaty, smoky, with light malts. Weak. And what is with all this peatiness?