Hammy78 (685) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby colour, whitish head that dies down to nothing, no lace. Nose is strong of roasted carmalized malts, sweet . Tastes sweet and roasty. Really nice and true to the style.
Cinctus (157) - - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious caramel sweetness. The strong character is covered, but only.adds to smoothness of the ale.
bulldogops (1023) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #836 - December 16, 2013 - Beer 5 in the Coop Discovery Bag for December - Pours a rich caramel amber colour with a bubbly white head. Aroma is toffee, toasted barley, mild alcohol. Palate is reminiscent of a salt-water caramel candy - rich toffee and sea salt blended generously in a salty dog of a beer, Fantastic.
houblonchien (54) - CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks like a dunkel in the glass. Aroma of chocolate and toffee with some coffee. Medium body on the tongue with a creaminess. A touch of salt is interesting. Unusual beer and worth trying.
FourJ (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent beer, caramel flavour all over... pretty much pure scotch ale with lots of sweetness etc. Very mild salty backbone on the tongue.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where and how: Cask Days 2013
Aroma sweet front, touch of plum , touch of alcohol. Slight hop on top but not much. Proper. 7+
Top: plus sized fine fizzy, off-white top. Sparse lace.
Base: murky/hazy darker amber.
Palate : mellow, fairly clean.
Taste: sweet, bit jam like fruity feel. Wish too see some more pit smoke. Finishing with cover of alcohol warmth.
Other notes Good, not great.
RD400F (153) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle to english pint, beer is a transparent dark red with an off white thin head. Aroma is faint but lots of candy, caramel, butterscotch, but no hint of booze. Taste is awesome...sweet and salty, kinda like eating chocolate covered pretzels with a bittersweet finish like licorice. Not much hop presence but the malt more than makes up for it. Palate is warming, full bodied, co2 medium, balanced well. Overall...very good beer, lots of character and a lot of fun to drink.
darrennelson12 (348) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2013 In bottle ... interesting. Aroma of caramel and sweetness, almost like creme brule. Pours nice brown/dunkel color. Taste is interesting/complex with light body, some creaminess and a very subtle salt note. UPDATED - Nov. 3 - tried again .. definitely let it warm to the reco’d temperature ... much, much better. Nice cocoa and caramel notes with a finish of salt .. very nice .. I did buy again
zeek (165) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly muted but deep malty aroma. Looks great in the glass (but its dark here). Nice flavorful malts used in this beer. Feels a bit weird in the mouth, may be the alcohol coming through. Finishes pretty good. Mmmm
cfrancis (2099) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Reimer for this. Pours dirty brown with a small quickly disappearing white top. Aroma is toffee and caramel. Taste is sweet caramel and fizzy carbonation with some wood.