LarryBeast (487) - - 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.
dfinney23 (1573) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear chestnut with a foamy tan head. Brown sugar and bourbon aroma. Bourbon and oak taste with lots of sweetness. Like a little too much, IMO.
dfearnley (878) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint glass
Toasted malt, molasses, whiskey, and oak. Pours clear, copper in colour, with a thin creamy off white head. Taste is oak, malt, whiskey with a strong peaty aftertaste.
Howlader (700) - - FEB 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottler served in a chalice glass. Good scotch ale type flavour, better than average.
TheRatKing (102) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rarely does Phillips disappoint me. Pours a nice chestnut brown, very little head. Sweet, oak-y nose, slight zest, heather. Taste is a bit sharper than I expected. Honey, caramel, tiny bit of biscuit. Honestly, it tastes a bit young and weaker than what I expected. Not bad, but Phillips has done better.
Masterkush7 (494) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour, clear. Thin soapy head on top, some lacing. Nose has caramel and brown sugar and some oak. In the mouth the beer has notes of caramel, vanilla and oak. Bit of caramel, butterscotch and vanilla at the end with big oak notes. A enjoyable brew
Alanthebeerguy (141) - - DEC 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Scotch ales are not really my thing, not a bourbon fan. Pours cloudy trend amber. Smells of malt, floral, hints of bourbon, wood barrel and tobacco. Taste is malt with an underlying bourbon taste. Finish is fairly smooth and a little sweet. A sipping beer.
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Levotron (14) - - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium brown colour, nice scotch ale smell, tastes a bit sour and kinda weak.
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bulldogops (1039) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #849 - December 21, 2013 - Beer 21 from the Snowcase. Light brown amber pour with a bubbly tan foam with little retention. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, vanilla, oak, honey. Taste is quite sweet at first, prolonged oaky vanilla, light tobacco, toffee sweetness and the presence of oak in the body. I enjoyed this beer more as it started to warm. Very nice medium-full body, mild alcohol note on the palate which is typical for the style. Pleasant.
pintbypint (2542) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml brown bottle from the Snowcase. Brown pour, clear. Thin soapy head on top, some lacing. Nose has caramel and brown sugar and some oak. In the mouth the beer has notes of caramel, vanilla and oak. Bit of caramel, butterscotch and vanilla at the end with big oak notes. Not quite as rich as I was hoping for, but quite enjoyable.
kramer (4860) - 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.