Lagerboy (1186) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper with a small tartan head, nose is sweet caramel malts and smoked peat. Strong and robust, some alcohol and vanilla. Finshes too syrupy sweet for my taste. Average.
Gethinbeer (2120) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely clear amber colour with a great frothy white head and clinging lace. Rich, slightly smoked aroma. Rich syrup flavour, malt with a slight smokiness. Smooth texture.
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
July 18, 2010. 650ml bottle shared by blankboy with me, jerc & mabel. Clear copper pour, average and diminishing off-white head. Smell - caramel, sweet, thick, a hint of barnyard funky well-used straw. Taste follows, but less manure and more boring grassiness, hardly as much malt as was promised in the bouquet. Light, almost watery mouthfeel, a bit syrupy, very still, with a quick finish and pretty much no aftertaste .... mostly just boring.
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Firefly, Vancouver
Beautiful dark amber color, clean; medium sized head. Aroma of malt and caramel, but too mild. The body is round enough, the mouthfeel is soft; good malt and caramel flavor, above the average, without the annoying burnt malt of other Scotch Ales; there is light residual sweetness and a hint of smoke; correct bitterness; the final shows also a light nutty side.
Not exciting, but well brewed.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[3138-20100718] 650mL bottle. Brewery spent grains aroma has peat, moss, and earthy malt and some mild creamed corn notes. Clear, amber orange body with a quick creamy off-white head. Earthy grains and peat moss malt flavour has a sweet grains aftertaste. Medium body. Average.
Overheard: "Call me a taxi." "OK, you’re a taxi."
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, HogTownHarry, jerc)
piscator34 (1949) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample. Orange in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of rich pale malts, caramel, and a touch of peat smoke. Well balanced flavors consist of more pale and caramel malts, stone fruit, and sourish peat smoke. Lighter bodied and less sweet than expected. Slightly above average on its own, and went surprisingly well with my bison burger.
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010-07-18. Crisp copper body with a small off-white head, and light lace. 3+ Dusty toasty malt with odd tang in the malt. 6+ Flavour is similar, starts pleasantly, sweet malt takes on a less than ideal tangy character as it progresses. Average palate. Meh, not to my tastes today. Bottle shared by Blankboy
blankboy (5972) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My bottle [650ml] shared with HogTownHarry, jerc & mabel. Pours a clear orange-amber with an average size fluffy off-white head. Malty aroma along with a bit of smoke and very light hops. Flavour: Meh, kind of whatever, there’s caramel malt with mild smoke and light hops. Average bodied. I don’t know, there’s something about this beer that I don’t care for.
CapFlu (4476) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(650ml bottle) Purchased at the brewery for an insanely cheap $4. Pours a lasting, yellow head atop a highly carbonated red brown body. Nose is very smokey with some peat and jerky. Flavour isn’t overly sweet, some bitter notes with a strong toasted finish. I suspect the smoked beer lovers will love this - and at 6.5%, its rather light on the palate. Very good.
DuffMan (6547) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, shared with my brother-in-law. Pours an amber gold with an average white head. The aroma is-- and I kid you not-- tinned dog food. It’s meaty and metallic, like fucking DOG FOOD! Really hard to put this to my lips after that attention grabber. Flavours are thankfully more beerish, with light caramel malt, a little meaty smoke, and a mildly bitter finish. Not at all what a scotch ale should be in my mind. Just weird really.