DerWeg (1514) - 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 (2943) - 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 (donít asked - I played a lot in grain siloís 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 (758) - 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. Itís not bad, itís 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 itís way to thin to really be a scotch ale. Still, itís enjoyable.
robinvboyer (3213) - 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?
Spab (2512) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear orange/amber with small off-whiteish head. Aroma is toasty, slightly sour peat and grains. Flavour is toasty with a hint of smoke and notes of grains, peat and light caramel. A bit sour. Average body. Alright.
JoeMcPhee (8534) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour with a tight white head. The aroma is a little bit toasty with some light chewy malt. A bit of fairly simple malt character through the middle. Slightly smoky but that is very light as well. Lighter palate than Iíd like. Lingering sweetness. Itís okay, but very generic.
pootzboy (1594) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber - decants an unfiltered light amber colored ale with a 2 finger cap. Aroma is malty, caramel a whiff of smoke and a wee bit of butterscotch (Diacetyl). Flavor is very malty, cara-malts prevalent, some smoke, long wet finish where a light Golding bite occurs. A serviceable scotch ale, malty, full bodied.
OntBeerDrinker (444) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
6%.2nd beer from this brewery & what an awsome brewery. Poured into my tall hobgobline glass that was released 1-2yrs ago. Big head that topped off like merang from a lemon merang pie then settled down to a bubbaly cola like head as it leaves. Beer is like an ambery red to light and pale orangey(pumpkin beer like)look like carbination. I dunno if I can smell fully well right now but what i get is like a light yeasty ale. Taste is good itís a little water,some granniness,some pie like taste like merange or crem burlay a little citrusy sour and stuff like that. Eather way itís easy drinking light on the hops bitterness when its detected and just really good. So far i dont get the smokyness ppl talk about. Now I like this a little more then there porter mabye and Im a dark beer fan. This is a good ale cheers
cfrancis (2456) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden amber with a small white fizzy white ring. Aroma is butterscotch and caramel. Taste is nicely carbonated with caramel sweetness. Leaves you looking for more.
Sammy (8839) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little smokey taste, better when cold, that left a moderate sour finish. OK for Octoberfest , a serviceable beer,but not an exceptional beer. Mild smoke aroma.