cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
King/Spadina LCBO (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
October 5, 2012
Part of the 2012 LCBO Fall Release. The beer pours a beautiful translucent scarlet red colour with a very thin tan head that lingers. The aroma is a little smoke, roasted malt, and caramel. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavour is sweet malt, some roast, smoke, and a hint of molasses. Easy drinking and not too sweet.
porte4 (3) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was expecting more flavour and bitter in a Scotch Ale. I should have read the 20IBU, which puts it out of the Scotch Ale range, imho. That said, it is quite smooth
Reimer96 (1513) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy copper with a foamy white head that dissipates quickly but leaves some lace. Has a strong smoked aroma with some wood and butterscotch. Taste is big smoky malts up front with some caramel and peat. Has a very faint bitterness in the end. Overall it’s decent but is just flat in the finish after having a nice big smell and a bit punch of flavor up front.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy dark copper colour with a small amount of white head that quickly amounts to a small ring. Aromas of roasted malt, smoked wood, caramel, a light malt sweetness. Flavours of caramel, smoke, roasted malt tartness/bitterness and finishes a bit boring.
chris__hartley (325) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours copper with this unpleasant greyish tint; the head is off-white and soapy (quickly disappearing). The aroma has notes of: prunes, oak, wood-smoke, alcohol, and sweet malt. The taste is light sweet that finishes light umami; there are notes of: soy, wood-smoke, peat, and sweet malts. The palate is light bodied, aqueous, low-carbonation, and a short finish. Overall, it’s so watery - damnit.
lukin (517) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Pours reddish colour, small off-white head. Strong aroma of malts, some roast, caramel. Taste is also very malty, a little on the sweet side. Decent, too sweet.
Canmoore (330) - 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 (5185) - 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 (1019) - 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 (2357) - 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