tshane (5) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
First had this beer at a beer tasting party. This beer won amongst all of the beers that night. It was also my favourite of the evening. I can’t wait for this seasonal brew so be back on the shelf.
giantsofwinter (6) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a rich caramel colour with small head. Aroma is toffee, toasted barley, mild alcohol. Palate redolent of a salt-water caramel candy. Lovely caramel flavour. This is one of my favourite beers ever. Will have again and again.
Dualsboo (2) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich malty flavour combined with great salted caramel dance over the tongue, hops are very mild and that is what makes this such a great beer. Well balanced with quite a distinct nose, not a lot of head and just the right amount of carbonation for a silky smooth mouthfeel.
RD400F (218) - 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.
CapFlu (4785) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(650ml bottle) Purchased at The Strath. Pours a medium white head atop a brown body. Nose of sweet caramel almost a toasty toffee aroma. Very smooth, and little detection of the alcohol - its a tad thin but easily drinkable. I don't know that this will age well but it doesn't likely matter as your lap it up immediately.
--- reviewed on RateBeer.com
Corker444 (12) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 22oz bottle to pint glass. Head is simple and creamy but dissipates soon after poured with some lacing. The caramel is there but not overbearing. I was surprised that it was not sweeter, pleased that it was not sweeter I should say. The salt on the finish cleared the palate. Munching on roasted salted peanuts made this beer an amazing break to the day.
doublebock (527) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance; Cloudy amber with thin white head
Aroma: Bold caramel and malt aromas
Taste: Sweet malted and flavor with toffee and hazelnut
Overall: This beer definitely lives up to its name with a truly salty caramel flavor. Very similar to a typical double bock.
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The label wasn’t too promising, but, you know... book... cover. I love Scotch Ales. And there aren’t that that many out there, really. And I’ve not had too many Canadian craft beers that have impressed me, outside of Quebec. But here’s one! Really rich, full body and flavor. Granted, they achieve the caramel character through the addition of, well, caramel. Not caramelized malt, but actual caramel. Friends who were tasting it, too, commented, "Score Bar or Heath Bar." I agree. Not overly sweet -- but the perception of sweetness.
FourJ (50) - 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.
HourGlass13 (310) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice warm amber color, with a light tan head. Aroma is caramel. The taste is very malty with caramel dominating throughout, and a salty note added. Very sweet, very drinkable. A work of art.