Gorbalev (2981) - Ontario, - 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.
AgentAle (922) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is a rich roasty maltiness which has slight whiskey cask scents. Light caramel and butterscotch aswell. Taste is a medium rich malt body. Again butterscotch and caramel notes, getting some vanilla and rye here aswell. Very oale bitterness on finish. Appearance is a clear bronze body with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.
markas101 (1959) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via coop. Hazy amber gold, bright hop aroma with a background of Heather and peat. Nice hoppy peat flavour, long resinous finish.
cmacklin (327) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper colour with a thin off-white head. Sweet aroma of malt and caramel. Sweet flavour of malt, caramel and a hint of smoke with a slightly dry, bitter finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Well brewed.
BrewGoblin (527) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fine lil’ pooch lads, fine indeed. A dark tanned Scottish man with a decent white hat. Smoke, wood, earth, caramel and leather in the scent and taste. A bit of a butterscotch basement but nothing wrong with that in this case. I wish the texture was as thick as a Scottish beard though, t’is a wee bit thin.
RhetoricalAns (465) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy copper pour. Malty aroma, caramel, some smoke. Taste is much the same malt, some smoke and caramel. Very drinkable beer
Ferris (6594) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Grains, maple syrup and caramel. Clear copper with a thin brown head. Oaky, caramel, smokey whisky notes and a sweet lasting finish. Sweet and smokey, very nice.
czar (5018) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours clear pale golden with a small white cap, little retention and lacing. fruity, honeyed and spicy pale malts, bready doughyness, touch of smoked malt - well integrated, grass, herbs and spices. average carbonation, light to medium body - oily, sweet bread and herbal-spicy short finish. meh.
probstblueribbon (3182) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass. 17DE12.
App.: Hazy deep copper with a thin white rim.
Aroma: Big, thick, rich, boozy malts, lots of caramel and brown sugar, fairly fruity, so sweet, maybe a touch of brightness, MALT!!
Palate: Medium+ body, slightly prickly effervescence.
Flav.: Big fruity maltiness, less than the nose a touch smoky, still a fair bit of caramel/toffee/brown sugar; somewhat sweet with moderate bitterness and a reasonable malty finish.
MikeRochon (23) - - FEB 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color and hazy. Lighter aroma then expected with smoke, dried fruit, burnt sugar and soapy aromas. Medium bodied with low hops and medium malt content, clean and smooth but not nearly the flavor profile I was expecting from a proper scotch ale...
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cyrenaica (1062) - 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.