Sask89 (389) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - JUN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear deep amber colour with a huge off-white head. Aroma is strongly of caramel malt and aged oak scents. Taste is sweet but not overpowering with a slight bitter undertone. Full body, creamy mouth feel, average carbonation. Overall an interesting and unique brew.
asheft (2372) - 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 (2014) - 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 (1209) - Edmonton, Alberta, 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 (4239) - 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 (5777) - 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.
Johnsense (600) - - SEP 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 I’m getting sweet malk, whisky, Peat. Fairly heavy body. Don’t approach by yourself - invite a few friends over to tackle this one.
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 (2010) - 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 (5603) - 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 (4786) - 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 it’s done in a rather sophisticated way. Really enjoyable.