TylerJonScott (69) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a murky dark copper colour with a medium head tinted of orange. Woody and smokey aromas. Huge taste of wood and peat. Sweetness balances the smokiness. Strong alcohol taste. Good character. Packaging is a bit over the top.
terrybail (451) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml botlle shared with Steve And Dave
Didnít think i was going to like this as much as i do
Due to the smokey aroma but it is has very nice balance between the smokiness and the sweetness
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle from LCBO, sweet paper wrapper, neck tag. Cork and cage, cork almost shot out when cage removed. Bottle fermentation! Pours deep brown in colour, big tan head. Aroma here is big and peaty, the scotch casks doing their job. Relatively sweet wee heavy underneath. Huge beer, especially for scotch lovers!
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Embrun LCBO. This is quite a bit of expensive looking packaging for a brand new brewery! Once I eventually got inside, it poured a murky dark copper with a big frothy orange tinted head. Pleasant aroma of smoke, caramel sweetness, dry dusty wood, and some alcohol. Taste - whoa, there is a ton of wood and smoke here. Way more on the wood I would say - I have never really tasted anything like this! Hits you right off the bat and stays through the end. Medium foamy body, lots of ear burning alcohol present as well. This is a made for splitting bottle. I really enjoy the taste but I am not sure how much of this I could drink in one sitting. Huge beer and unique. Going to have to think about this one a bit more. Nice first effort folks - this is a special occasion, share sort of purchase.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear orange-brown with a nice beige head. Aromas is lots of oak, peaty and candied fruits. Taste has lots of oak, smoke and candied fruits. Medium to heavy body with lively carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Gethinbeer (2028) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 Shared with JoeMcPhee. Amber colour with a frothy white head and lace. Smoked malt aroma. Altogether quite a smokey brew with some liquor heat. Sweet vanilla flavour with spice notes. Tasty beer.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2013-03-09. Crisp dark orange amber body with a small beige head. 3++ Huge aroma, peat, iodine, mushy peas, muted vegetal undertones. Flavour has strong biscuity whiskey character, mild mushy peas, peat, lingering bitterness. Smooth average plus bodied palate. Well done beer that is very much not to my own taste. It is actually a pretty well made beer, and I can appreciate what went into it but I could barely finish a small sample. Not for me! Bottle shared by Wilco
Zenwolf (267) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoke, iodine and malt. I'm not a fan of smoke in my beer,but this is a decent brew. It's well balanced, not over powering and subtlety strong. It's a tad watery but has enough body to hold its own. Looking forward to an Imperial Stout from these folks.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful packaging on this one. Pours a deep amber-ruddy colour with a thick white/tan head. There is a rich sweet malt base and a touch of heavy smoke and some light treacle. There is a little bit of whisky character and a rich sort of fruity/smoky character. Intense but quite well-balanced with a little bit of rich woody/oaky character. Peat and a bit of whisky smoke as well. There is a touch of fruit in it, but itís quite clean with respect to the ester component. Loads of elegant complexity. Oak and a touch of vineous flavour. Damn - this is a hell of a beer.
matt7215 (2081) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from the LCBO. amber with a lasting tan head. scotch dominates the nose. whiskey and wood totally cover the flavour of the base beer. very easy drinking, assuming you like scotch, abv well hidden. better then i thought it would be but its still a barrel bomb, an aggresive first effort from this brewer. id love to try the base beer before it went into the barrel, since, despite having a 750ml bottle i have no idea what it tastes like.