Lubiere (10451) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice smokey nose, good mouthfeel, almost like Bamberg malt (Schenkerla) with spome acidic points, nice bitterness in the end, nice balance...much more interesting than Northumberland
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Cloak & Dagger, Toronto, Ont. I thought my night of tasting new beers was over after my Friends show we hit this bar down the street on College and they had this on tap I was quite surprised to find something new. Dark amber light brown head. Slight roastedness. Dry carbonation mouth feel. Slight roastedness, malt and smokiness in the flavour.
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2008 2008-05-03. Very dark brown not quite black body with decent creamy beige head. (3+) Aroma of mild peat smoke accented malt, sweet underlying character with light coffee-mocha hints. Flavour has less of the smokey peat than I recall, bringing into levels that are not nearly as dominant as in many other smoked beers - to its benefit in my opion. The peat plays nicely with a malty base that has hints of coffee roast underlying it. Average to medium bodied palate.(3+) Less assertive but more quaffable than I recall. Considering I typically hate smoke with a passion, I suppose thats pretty complimentary! 7/4/7/3/13 - 3.4 On tap at the brewery, Spring Revival
<P>August 2003. Bottle. Blackout Beer #2! Roastiness and smoke in the aroma. Slight chocolaty notes at times. Dark ruby colour with a thin tan head. Bottle might have been a bit off. Will have to re-rate at some point. 5/3/5/3/11 - 2.7
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted at TFOB. Brown colour. Slight head in the glass. Aroma of smoked meat - pork scent especially. Taste of slightly smoked wood.
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich ruby-brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma of wood, malt and (of course) smoke. The body is a bit on the light side, but once the peaty smoked flavour kicks in, that's the least of your worries. It's not the most perfectly balanced beer I've ever had, but that whisky-like smoke flavour just warms my tummy every time.
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A unique ale from Church-Key. Combines peat smoked malt with crystal malt to give a smokey-sweet beer. Only negative is the finish which disappears far too quickly.
radiomgb (2368) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2006 Deep red in colour. Slightly smokey aroma. Flavour was of caramel, burnt nuts and was smokey at first and then it got really sweet. It was an interesting beer.
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany, lightly smoky aroma, some butterscotch and berries. A burst of smoke at first sip, caramel. Nice smoky, almost burnt finish. Since I wasn't expecting anything I was quite pleased. Thanks to Captain Flurries.
CapFlu (4613) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Served ICE cold at the Lounge in Picton, Ontario. Pours a nice almond head with an opaque black body. Near odorless at this temperature; slight mellow malt. Flavours of smooth, fair sweetness with slight roast malt. Clean finish. Surprisingly light. Very enjoyable!
Strange Brew (157) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, brown appearance with a smoky aroma and flavour. Roasted malt comes through in the finish. Comes through as a decent drinkable brew.