neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a snifter. Pours clear orange-amber with a huge, frothy beige head that remains and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has huge notes of peat and whiskey, along with oak, caramel and smoke. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout with huge whiskey barrel, smoke and peat, along with caramel, brown sugar and just a touch of hops. The finish is long, peaty and smokey with a touch of pepper. On the palate it is medium in body with a smooth, syrupy texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a decent Scotch whisky barrel-aged Scotch ale, but the peat and smoke are a bit too dominant for my taste; they hide the malty-sweet base. 2013-02-23
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear pale orangeish amber with a resilient white head. Aroma is chlorine, public pool, brown sugar. Flavor is rubber, caramel, wood, peat. Finish is plastic, rubber, cigarette and ash. Medium body, weak carbonation. Probably highly contaminated. A definite drain pour.
czar (7019) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours unclear bright orange-red with a small off-white cap, minimal retention and lacing. red apples and rotten fruits, chlorine and plastic - dissipates slowly and not entirely, peat, pepper, ashes, bitter herbs, hint of tartness and sweetness - honey. average to light carbonation, light body - oily, but pretty lame for a wee heavy, semi-sweet grassy-spicy finish. undrinkable. DP.
Boutip (5680) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a light clear amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some limited lacing. Aroma consists of wood and whiskey notes are quite dominant. Taste is also dominated by woody notes with dry whiskey notes and light caramelized sugar. Body is light with good carbonation and light warming alcohol. Interesting but actual taste is closer to diluted whiskey than actual scotch ale.
dfearnley (1575) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 Bottle to pint glass
Aroma of smoky peat, malts, and smoke. Cloudy amber with a creamy and nearly frothy off white head. Taste is peat, malts and oak. Perhaps it’s mellowed enough now, because I like it.
MarkoR (866) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a deep amber colour with large tan head. Aroma is whisky, wood. Taste is same + oak and smoke. Like a forest fire in your mouth! (whatever that means...). Really nice beer.
asheft (2895) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Sweet peat smoke aroma with a bit of raspberry and other fruit. Slightly hazy dark red-orange under a bubbly, white ring. Potent peat smoke flavour with sweet malt and some subtle nutty note. Medium body, medium carbonation, lingering peat flavour.
cfrancis (2977) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark copper with a big beige head. Aroma is big peat, oak and light sweet whisky. Taste is smoke, peat and oak. Would like less peat and more whisky sweetness. Disappointing
Ferris (10736) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Lots of oak, bit of whiskey and bread. Rich clear copper with a thin beige head. It’s like licking a barrel. A good barrel, but a bit extreme.
CapFlu (5065) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Courtesy of Ferris - thanks Alberta! Pours a large frothy yellow head and a mahogany body. Nose of ... Well, whisky. Some good wood, whiskey and gritty Chinese vegetable. Pretty yummy.
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DuffMan (8915) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Grippitis and Ian. Auburn pour, lighter in colour than I expected for some reason (probably the opaque black bottle got me thinking this way). Very peaty nose-- we got Gripps bottle of Lagavulin to compare, and it really underscored the leathery smokiness in this brew. The malts are here in good balance, but in such a way to really elevate the whiskey character without causing it to be harsh or hot. Really terrific.