worldbeertaste (1123) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a red ruby tint and a thin, off white, slightly fizzy, no lace head. Smells of figs and raisins, roasted malt and barley malt with brown sugar. Frothy oily body. Tastes of roasted malt, dried fruit like dates, raisins, with a caramel, malty, almost bourbon finish. Smooth and super easy to drink. A solid scotch ale
Metalchopz (1749) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Ottawa brewpub. Pours a dark brown colour with a nice clean ruby highlight. Big beige head with average retention and minimal lace. Aromas of roasted malt very well-blended with hints of coffee at first pour. Then, some dark fruits come out (dates, raisins) with some grainy malts. No burning at all, hardly a warming... real easy to drink. Again, the nice roasted malt and coffee pairing. Apples show up in the finish and thankfully, not too sweet overall. A real nice, easy-drinking, matly Scottish ale.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, smooth caramel malt with nice overtones of dark fruits, grassy notes, plums and molasse. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel with grassy notes, dates, light mocha, well made.