jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Wooly. Pours deep black, with a reddy tinge, very thin light tan head. Smoky aroma, taste is pretty smoky, you can taste a hint of the peat in there. Interesting!
manuchampions (1235) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Royal York beer fest. Pours a very clear reddish-brown with thin tan head. Aroma is all smoky malt. Quick sweetness at the front is followed by a real big smoke finish. Some light bitterness. Smokey flavour lasts moderately into the aftertaste. A tad one dimensional.
rederic (2896) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml bottle from the brewery, dark mahogany color, with a tan head, mild toasted, caramelized, biscuity, peat- smoked malt nose with some faint fruitcake, chocolate accents, and some light toffee, nutty notes, and a faint bacon aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild sweet toasted, caramelized, earthy peat-smoke malt character with some fruitcake, dark dried fruit backbones of fig, date and raisin, with a light bitter chocolate, black coffee undertone, leading towards a sweet, fruity, toasty, smoky, roasted malt bitterness finish.
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Volo. Great beer. Aromas of cola, bacon, smoke, and copper. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with no head.
Zenwolf (268) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. decent brew. I like the way that these guys experiment. a good variety of interesting, though not perfect brews. Dark brown.. with a slight red color. a good mix of hops and scotch... a decent brew.
Bif (1385) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On Tap- Dark brown with a good head that fades to light lacing. Some malt and caramel aroma, but mostly of smoke. Initially a bit sweet but smoke flavor seems to overwhelm the senses. Moderate body, but somewhat rough texture. Not really a style I enjoyed. The smoke flavor and aroma seem to hide the real beer.
GRM (2918) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass, 5-ounce, draught at Volo, savoured on September 15 2009; eye: black with ruby reflections, light effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: roasted malt, smoked, light peat, cocoa, dark chocolate, strong coffee; mouth: roasted malt, smoked, light peat, cocoa, dark chocolate, lightly acidic and acrid, finale in roasted malt, lightly lactic, medium-full body, not much carbonation; overall: quite likable
Verre, 5 onces, en fût, bue chez Volo, savourée le 15 septembre 2009; oeil : noire avec des reflets rubis, légère effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : malt torréfié, fumé, léger tourbe, cacao, chocolat noir, café fort; bouche : malt torréfié, fumé, léger tourbe, cacao, chocolat noir, café fort, légère acidité et âcreté, finale en malt torréfié, légèrement lactique, corps moyen-corsé, peu carbonatée; en résumé : bien aimé
beer4bears (75) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown beer, thick heavy head that lasted. Carzy smoky nose which tranferred to the palate. Light carbonation. Smooth on the palate, a bit too abrupt on the finish. Nice roasted malt flavours. Medium sweet.
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Looks exactly like a ’smoked’ ale. Smooth but with a strong base. The whiskey malt can be felt towards the end and adds a nice touch. Very enjoyable.
Spab (2261) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Volo. Pours a dark brown with a slight reddish tinge and small white head. Aroma is smoky although not overwhelmingly so, with a distinct maltiness. Flavour again is moderately smoky with some caramel malt and nuttiness. Hadn’t had this in a few years and it wasn’t as smoky as I remembered. But all in all a pleasant cool weather drink.