blankboy (5735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle [341ml] shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & garthicus -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a murky amber-brown with a spare bubbly off-white head. Odd aroma of burnt maple syrup and toffee. Flavour of maple syrup, toffee, dark fruit and grapes. Average bodied. Not very good.
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341ml bottle - shared with blankboy, garthicus and gregclow, via trade with JulienHuxley. Hazy mahogany with a smallish frothy/creamy greenish tan head (3+). Aroma of paint, wildflowers, but mostly toffee. Decent - not much alcohol, mocha toffee, again that weird hint of oil-based paint, and back palate herbal bitterness to balance it all some, nice caramel - "like slightly herbal Kraft caramels." Slick, sticky mouthfeel, average body, not much carbonation, fairly quick-finishing, with a somewhat pungent herbal/grassy aftertaste .... would have been better fresh, obviously, but not unpleasant.
garthicus (2569) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 19, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to HogTownHarry. Appearance: brown with a ruby hint to it, teeny white head. Aroma: honey, spice, little sourness, sweet like an ice wine. Weird. Flavour: dusty grapes, musty, lots of bran and a tar like quality. Weird.
Miksu (4801) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, thanks Timo A! Hazy dark mahagony color. The aromas of toffee, caramel, berries and warming alcohol. Sweetish toffeish, caramelly and nutty flavor with raisiny and vinous finish. Warming palate. Nice vinous dark fruit character.
presario (4522) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looks like liquid toffee with minimal head. Smells like peat-toffee if they made it. Flavour is aroma-advertised peat-toffee-caramel but unfortunately with a sour edge. Sour fruit, molasses and peat in the finish. I think I would really like it without the sourness.
JulienHuxley (2417) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, this is getting rather old I can’t remember exactly how old though. Dark fruit aromas with heavy candied sugars, toffee and licorice. Almost flat but never as watery as when I first tasted it. Lots of dark fruit sugars, malt and molasses with a slightly bitter hop finish; some alcohol presence.
punkska101 (789) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341 bottle shared with my day on 09.08.30 : Sparing head this one is murky and brown in color. Heavy caramel, toffee and grapes note. It’s definitely sweet. If you like you’re scotch ale full in body this one is for you
Fred82 (2091) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber with no head at all.Aroma is rich and sweet. Hints of liquorice, caramel. Some alcohol and spices. Very low carbonation. Taste is liquorice, caramel, some bitterness. Finish is rather warm. There is a spicy feeling on tha back on the tongue. Overall ok but nothing really special.
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark mahogamy with a medium off-white head. Ok retention and good lacing. Aroma is toffee, molasses, and a (almost burnt) bit of liquorice. Flavorur is mostly toffee, molasses, brown sugar and liquorice with a long sweet and slightly bitter finish and some alcohol.. Full body and low carbonation. A very good scotch ale.
Boutip (4433) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy murky amber color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention and no lacing. Aroma of toffee and caramel with light notes of alcohol at the end. Taste is a mix between some toffee and deep caramel malt notes with some light residual sugar. Body is full with limited filtration and low carbonation with some alcohol showing. Interesting though I like my scotch ale with more peats malt; noticeable alcohol is also a bit too apparent for my taste.