LarryBeast (401) - - JAN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. The commercial description sums it up nicely. This is a solid, robust scotch ale with a sharp vanilla sweetness that hits you mid-palate. Will definitely have to try it again.
kramer (4345) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pour a clear reddish amber body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is very oaky with sweet toasty and caramel malt with a little fruitiness. Light notes of coffee, alcohol, and maybe a touch of tobacco. The flavor is a bit thin and maybe even showing a little infection, it’s a little tart and slight acetic on the finish. Still lots of wood and some sweet toffee maltiness, but the malt is fairly thin. A little alcohol on the finish with the tannic oak. Lighter bodied than expected, soft fizzy carbonation. Not too good this one, I think the infection is still pretty early on in its influence.
rejtable (1047) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a quickly fading head and no lacing. Nose is toffee and maybe some vanilla. Notes of toffee, vanilla, plums, brown bread. Taste is medium sweet. Light body, quite watery, low carbonation. Maybe my bottle is old? Just ok for me.
Ferris (1196) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Roasted malts, barrel notes, caramel and bit of whisky. Clear dark amber with a nice beige head. Oak, whisky and caramel grains. Nice, especially if you like oak as it is pretty dominant.
krumbum (285) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
See through brown. Notes of caramel. The taste hints at butterscotch and caramel almost chocolaty. Palate is left sweet.
vadie (374) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur ambrée foncé avec un petit col beige. L’arôme est légèrement sucré, de chêne, un peu de scotch et un peu de vanille. Carbonatation moyenne et de texture légèrement crémeuse.
koppertone (43) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with thin head. Smells strongly of oak and a hint of hops. Taste is lots of oak with some mild sweetness and minimal hippiness. I liked the amount if carbonation. Not the best if this variety of beer but enjoyable and not so overwhelmingly sweet like others.
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jdobbs (221) - New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hint of bourbon sweetness and a subtle note of vanilla. Rather sweet flavor profile with a hint of smoke and mild roasted notes. Of fruity flavors as well as some floral and vanilla subtleties. Overall not bad and a good sweet Maltly brew
kevinsenn (804) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with toffsbury. Pours clear red with thin lacing. Nutty toasty caramel aroma with earthy notes. Taste is dry, with caramel sweetness creeping up, with a distinct nutty flavour. Medium body.
tom10101 (1797) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (650 ml). Extra from Paul, thanks! Clear dark copper with a medium quickly diminishing off-white head and no lacing. Aroma of caramel, oak, light vanilla and light bourbon. Taste is slightly sweet with caramel, oak, vanilla, light bourbon and malt. Medium body. Low to moderate carbonation. The barrel treatment is subtle, which is good. Good balance. Not very complex, but well done. Nice Scotch Ale!
DuffMan (5772) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Hazy orange-amber with a creamy light gold head. Sweet toffee and oak aroma, bready. Toasty caramel malts in good balance with sweet bourbon vanilla character, light spice. Sweet, but not cloying, with a warming finish. The right balance for me, I really dug this. Phillips-- you’re winning me back!