fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Barhop, Toronto
Dark mahogany color, not penetrated by light, with red hue; small sized creamy head. Nice aroma of peat and some oxidisation. The flavor seems to be affected more by the oxidisation; dark caramel too; correct bitterness. Pleasant but a bit messy.
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
First had this on tap at WVRST when someone said it was a scotch ale. Turns out its much more of a rauchbier. Didn’t enjoy it much then, but now that my expectations are different, here we go: 650ml bottle from the LCBO, served in a pint glass. Appearance: Dark black liquid, really fine, beige head. Lots of visible carbonation. Aroma: Smoke, pepperoni, malt, tobacco, maybe a faint hint of scotch or maybe it’s just my imagination. There’s some sweetness in the aroma, for sure. Palate: Medium bodied, fairly fizzy and smooth, slightly dryer finish, lingering aftertaste. Taste: Very sweet, nice long finish. Very smokey, but not overwhelmingly so (like most rauchbiers). The scotch flavour is really weak and mostly only comes out in the aftertaste, where it’s a bit of a pleasant surprise.
sseb69 (1625) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille 650 ml. 6.2%. Couleur brune foncée, mousse beige fugace. Arôme de fumée, choco, espresso. En bouche, fumée, malt, un peu de chocolat. Finale peu amère avec encore de la fumée. Bonne
zombi69 (12) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Certainly an interesting taste indeed! A burnt smoky taste with barley undertones
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AGAquino (663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes. Pours a nice copper colour. Aroma is slightly earthy and smoky, Not my favourite style but quite drinkable.
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught. Pours very, very dark with little head. The aroma is peaty, smoky with a bit of malt, leather and vanilla. The taste is smoky-bitter, which is kind of pleasant. There is some malt sweetness here. This was interesting.
rob6239 (671) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear and very dark with a slight head. Aroma is very strong of peat and smoke. Taste masks alcohol well and the smoke and scotch come through well.
lukin (510) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draught. Pours almost black, ruby when held to the light. Little to no head. Aroma is strong scotch, peaty, smoky. Taste is also dominated by the smoke and peat, backdrop of sweeter malts. Very unique, need to be in the right mood, but if you like scotch this one will please.
Listigovers (423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one is right up my alley. Smells like an Islay single malt. Pure black with a lingering tan head. Very smoky and peated. Lingering smoke. Crisp palate but thin bodied... really its only downfall. A must drink for scotch fans.
Metalchopz (2533) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally rated December 2004. Sampled at Vineyards in Ottawa. Poured a very dark red colour and had some lacing. The aromas were roasted and very intriguing. Hard to find the right scent. Some dried raisins and other fruits. Taste was smoked and bitter with a medium-full mouthfeel.