radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear deep ruby in colour, large and lingering tan coloured head, light lacing. The aroma is of caramel, moderate sweetness, malty with some chocolate. The flavour is malty and quite sweet but at the same time watery and thin. Watery mouthfeel, medium/light body, medium carbonation. Finishes malty and sweet.
This is thin and watery pretty much from start to finish but it is enjoyable. Lacking oomph.
341ml bottle obtained in a trade with OKBeer, thanks Bobby.
Opened on February 22, 2008
northropfrye (2208) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of roasted vegetables. Tastes like smoked meat, with sweet malts. Not bad.
mds (2207) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Copper-mahogany body with a small white head. The aroma is quite smokey to start among notes of toast and caramel. The taste is thinner with significant maltiness having hints of smoke. Smoothy creamy body with low carbonation. Finishing slightly vegetal along with some mild chocolate.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle pours dark mahogany with a tall light tan head. Aroma is molasses and bread malts. Flavor is chocolate malt, some caramel, and light spicing with a hint of coffee. Not bad at all.
matt7215 (2172) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml bottle from jsprime. pours deep reddish brown with a tan head. smokey nose, backing dark fruity malt. flavour is similar. very 2 tone, smoke,dark malt. easy to drink. would buy if locally availible.
Gethinbeer (2154) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle. Deep musky brown in appearance with a quick dissipating head. Smoky aroma which is evident in the flavour of this beer also. If it wasn’t for the appearance this beer probably would have got more. Good beer.
VertBaconStrips (2081) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured out a solid red brew covered with a large thick tan head with nice retention and some patchy lacing. The aroma was really nice with its soft, fragrant impression with nice bready and caramel malts...seems like there is some roast here....or toast....kinda stuck in the middle with that one... The flavour is very good with ample caramel and solid toasted malts, toffee and smoke. Yum yum! A nice soft feeling beer with good carbonation, a good middle and finishes with a slight bitter and smoky aftertaste. The only negative that I can say about this beer is that is does come across watery.
tomthompson89 (1903) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
like this one very tasty good scotch ale, lotsa body somewhat hoppy definate burn malt flavour
cards04 (1758) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a chestnut brown. Aromas of raisin bread and smoked meat. Similar flavors. The smoke is a bit too prevelant for me.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Wow, for all the world this reminds me of my homebrew Old Ale recipe, which is funny because I really like my Old Ale recipe. I also really like this. Pours medium garnet/brown, with a ruby hue, soft, non-persistent off-white head, spotty/poor lacing. Nose is soft fruit, butterscotch, nice malt character. Flavors of red rope licorice, butterscotch, caramel, nice and round. Not tremendously complex but a damned fine ale, I’d like to find it on tap.