rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - 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. Didnít 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 itís just my imagination. Thereís 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 itís a bit of a pleasant surprise.
downatone (2) - - DEC 5, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Little to no head. Pours dark - almost stout like. The smoky flavour really shines through. Would pair well with a gamy meat.
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andrewturba (1074) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy medium-dark brown with some light coming through and a small spotty dull white head. Aroma is smoked malt, peat, rich darker malts, and a touch of oak. Flavour is smoke(kinda like liquid smoke), oak, rich dark malts, mild sweetness, and faint dark dried fruits.
Reimer96 (1335) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to cfrancis for this one. Pours a clear dark amber with a red hue. Aroma of peat, campfire, nutty, biscuit, wood and leather. Taste is leather, peat, wet wood, biscuit and nuts. Overall the peat is big and bold but balanced and nice to drink.
G_C_R (2) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drinkable in small quantities. Nice for sharing with a friend or spouse. Reminded us a bit of Ireland, where we would often smell peat burning for home heating. Medium sourness, creamy texture.
kbudd19 (709) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Brown black pour, minimal white head. Aroma is smoke, and sweet malt. Taste smoke, light sweetness, fizzy carbonation, malty finish with light grains. Not bad.
a_sully (168) - - SEP 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown, minimal tan head. Aroma of peat. Taste of peat, oak, dark fruits, and caramel.
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DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, given to me by Robbie, shared with Grippitis. Medium brown, golden highlights. Lots of peaty smoke in the aroma, sweet bready and brown sugar undertones. The palate features moderately heavy peaty smoke, but the caramel malts are quite thin. Not bad, but lacking malt structure.
jmgreenuk (4961) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of sic1314. Poured a clear dark brown with a round white head. The aroma is smoky, roast malt. The flavour is medium is light bitter with a light, watery malt bitter palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Lacks body and flavour.
kermis (5732) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared thanks to sic1314. Pours clear dark brown with a ring tan head, aroma of dark fruits, raisins, caramel, light smoke and peat. Flavourismoderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
sic1314 (3812) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured deep dark reddish brown with no head. Aroma of rauched malt, liquorice and treacle. Medium body, flavour of the aroma, lightly smoked, sweet berries.