Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, - JUN 13, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy copper colour with thin beige head. Mild citric hop nose. Well balanced malt and hop taste with lingering warming alcohol finish.
kliggerwar (137) - - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color of a brown ale with a thin white head. Aroma is of a raisin. Taste has some caramel with a mild liquor bite little bitter at the beginning with a clean finish. To be honest its pretty good enjoy it quite a bit more then any other scotch ale I’ve ever had.
koppertone (59) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a thin head, very pleasant almost orange appearance. A very nice aroma of plum, sweet malt, caramel and spice. Taste is medium sweetness. A bit of caramel. Doughy and a hint of citrus. Alcohol is hidden though perceptible and lingers in the aftertaste. Very warm. Overall very good and unique.
Gerbeer (1995) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with light ot moderate head. Aromas of sweet malts, bread, and golden raisins. Flavors of dusty malts, breadcrusts, burnt caramel, and old apples. Bitter finish. Odd for a Scotch Ale - more a strong Amber.
Cruzer (16) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reminded me of a slightly bitter Innis & Gunn, with a fruity, caramel, malty aroma. Had a hoppy, malty smoky flavour. A bit malty for me, but a good beer nevertheless.
pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml brown bottle, Craft Beer Advent Calendar, day 13. Hazy orange, small beige head with creamy edges and small lace rings. Caramel malt nose, some fruitiness. Taste is peat, earth, bread and caramel sweetness. Bitter end with peaty notes and light alcohol. Medium body, soft mouthfeel. Pleasant.
brainwafer (23) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite a buttery and doughy nose to it. Pours up a clean copper color..not as scotchy as id expext from scotland.. extremely buttery dough taste.. not bad at all I do admit for a 7% .. nice cresmy feel on the pallet would drink again..
dfearnley (1078) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint glass
Aroma of scotch, malt, and caramel. Pours a clear dark amber with a thin, off white head, an occasional bubble and a few tiny particulates. Even though, thin, with low effervescence, retention is pretty good. Taste is scotch, peat, malt, bread, and moderate late bitterness.
MunBro (511) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
CBAC Day 13: Medium amber pour with a creamy foam head. Mid bodied with flavours of malts and some hops. Slightly earthy and smokey.
Oldschool_Mike (76) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear amber colour. Aroma is sweet malt with with some piney earthy hops. Taste is sweet malt with enough bitterness to balance out. Decent beer.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
UXO (410) - CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2014 Advent Calendar #13, 330ml, best before April 2016.
Pours clear deep amber with one finger of loose light tan head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, minimal patchy lacing. (4/5) Nose is dark boozy fruit, brown sugar, possible diacetyl, slight smoke. (7/10) Taste is moderately strong sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Medium to full body, moderate to low carbonation, boozy and dry sharply bitter astringent finish. (3/5)
I found it difficult to rate this one, since I’m not a fan of the style in general, but I tried to keep the rating fair to the style. However, there are some characteristics of this one that I’m fairly sure are not indicated, like the faint buttery diacetyl. The BJCP guidelines say hops and bitterness should be low to medium-low, but I’m tasting a strong astringency that, while it may not be a hop bitterness, is certainly bitter. I’m finding this to be unbalanced and generally not my cup of tea. (10/20)