Johnsense (1325) - - SEP 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 Can I just type Smoke 75 times and be done with it? Ok... Black pour, fairly good head. Smoke and whisky aroma - mainly smoke. Beneath the smoke Iím getting sweet malk, whisky, Peat. Fairly heavy body. Donít approach by yourself - invite a few friends over to tackle this one.
EDIT - Has mellowed out a bit, still big smoke in the aroma but drinking a fair bit easier now. Rating adjusted.
jbrewsbeer (17) - Guelph, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Watch out when you open this, my cork launched out as soon as the cage was loosened... Followed by a bit of gushing. Ruby - Copper in colour with white head, fairly clear. Some lacing, nothing crazy. Nose is scotch, toffee, earthy. Scotch flavour is prominent, beer is also sweet and sticky. Some coppery taste to it. Subtle bitter finish. Interesting beer. Definitely not something I would want to drink the whole 750ml of to myself. Good one for a beer and scotch lover to split... Or would pair nicely with some desserts.
Metalchopz (3055) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful packaging for their first brew. Black paper with their logo on it. Two big tags explaining what you are getting. Inside, a black Champagne bottle with a cork and cage. Pours a dark amber colour with an off-white frothy head, great retention and some nice creamy lace. Very carbonated with little bubbles. You can actually smell the whiskey in this one. Peaty nose with hints of burnt wood and fruity malts. Medium-bodied with a smooth, almost silky mouthfeel and not feeling much burning. The taste is a little lighter, but still the whiskey notes are present. Not as sweet as expected. A lovely first offering from this brewery and a real treat for whiskey lovers.
blankboy (7171) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [750ml] . Maybe a little less packaging next time guys? Pours a deep orange-amber with a large lasting fluffy off-white head. Aroma of smoke, maple syrup, wood, caramel malt, alcohol and more. Flavour of smoke and wood along with caramel malt, alcohol, some hops and fruit. Medium bodied. Pretty good beer indeed.
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mcberko (14074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours a dirty orange amber with a small beige head. Aroma of leather, smoke and whiskey -- not much of the scotch elements underneath. Flavour brings out huge notes of leather and smoke (from the whiskey), followed by slight caramel and more smoke and leather. The barrels absolutely dominate, making this a smoke and leather bomb, but itís done in a rather sophisticated way. Really enjoyable.
GothGargoyle (2319) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange, slightly hazy, good sized pale head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is sandalwood, smoke, leather, whiskey, musk. Smoky on the palate, slightly creamy mouthfeel, woody slightly astringent finish. Taste is smoke, sandalwood, leather, whiskey, peat.
rejtable (2302) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite liking this. Full confession I just finished drinking an oz or two of lagavullin so not sure my pallet is very fresh! Pours clear amber with a nice initial head and very little lacing. Nose is toffee and campfire. Notes of light fruit, some smoke, some toffee maybe some breakfast tea.light scotch peat notes as well. Tastes are med sweet, light bitter. A bit of a sticky body with lively carbonation. Alcohol is very well hidden. Donít know why but I had low expectations for this, but Iím pleasantly surprised.
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Radical Road Canny Man
Reddish copper pour with lots of foamy white head. Boozy hoppy fruit smell. Very strong taste. Smoky. Very smoky. Raisin. Malty. Highly carbonated. Sweet. Cannot place this aftertaste. My wife who Iím sharing it with is not enjoying it. She just described as Luke warm human spit with coors aftertaste.
The good bit is that I Luke it so I get to finish her beer.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[5148-20130309] Bottle. Grainy caramelized malt aroma. Clear, dark amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Cigarette ashtray and woody sweet malt grain flavour. Medium body. Interesting, pretty bourbony, donít enjoy the cigarette. (7/3/6/3/10) 2.9
Overheard: "Nobody said, íOh my god you have tits. Donít grab this paper bag.í"
HipHopOpotamus (233) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle comes in a very different packaging style. I never herd of this brewing company before, amazing beer to come straight out of the gate with. Very good beer!