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) - 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 (175) - 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 (4461) - 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.
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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.
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.
TheRatKing (102) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this at a tasting today and had to take a bottle home for an in-depth review. Pours a nice deep ruby, two fingers of frothy off-white head that lingers. Aroma reminds me immediately of those awesome hard caramels in the orange wrappers they used to give out at Hallowe’en. Tasting - tastes a lot like those caramels, nice sweet malt, a tiny bit of breadiness, a hint of salt, though I don’t know if that is just because it says it on the bottle or there actually is a bit of salt in here. Nice rich mouthfeel, lingering taste. A very good offering.
WheatKing (1245) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright orange and caramel nose with saltwater taffee flavour, remains smooth and bright throughout the bottle. I was in the mood for a DIPA but didn’t have any in the fridge. I liked this at least as much. Nice, a beer I love that tastes like nothing I’ve remotely had before. That’s enough to tick it up from a 3.9 to a 4.
This brewery appears to be solid across the styles.
bulldogops (1039) - 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.