Yukonbrew (11) - Yukon, CANADA - FEB 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a lot going on with this beer, an enjoyable ale but nothing special as the price would suggest. Slight chocolate and a lingering mouldy orange flavour profile was disapointing and a bit confusing.
andrewturba (456) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear brown with small whitish head quickly dissolving into a tiny ring. Aromas are smokey, roasted, earthy, caramel. Flavours consist of roasted malt, smoke, caramel, nutty with mild bitterness.
Reimer96 (589) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear dark ruby red with an off white ring. Aroma of caramel, smoke, light peat & salt. Taste is caramel, smoke and a slight bitterness on the finish. Body isnít as full as youíd expect for the color and aroma.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBAG, from my commemorative RBAG glass. Pours clear brown, with a thin off-white head, and spotty lacing. Nose is smoky caramel, salt, honey. Iím getting a bit tired of these big, sweet beers. Scotch Ales, Barleywines, Old Ales, American Strongs etc. They just start to run into one another, and become much the same beer. Flavours of soft caramel, smoke, honey, sweet malt, fudge. A decent enough brew, but really not my thing anymore.
patricks110 (1212) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darn good brew. Purely opaque dark brown with a thick creamy beige head. The nose is well malted and moderately roasted with light peat and Smokey scotch notes. Very drinkable and full Bodied. Overall an easy to drink and tasty peaty roasted malts.
Wanja (322) - Bavaria, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice dark cloudy color, but very small and short head. Interesting malty taste, everyone should try it.
gramity (1054) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBAG Summer Session 2012. Pours a very deep orange-amber with a small diminishing creamy tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, light smoke, nuts and some chocolate. Slightly watery flavour of toasted caramel malt, smoke and light hops in the dry finish. Average to medium bodied.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Single bottle purchased from a BC Liqour Store in Vernon, BC on 03/11/2011. Colour: Dark brown with hints of orange. Minimal head. Nose: Pureed tomato, flank steak, malt vinegar. Taste: Medium-light sweet, medium-light bitter, medium sour. More meaty stuff....like something mysterious that was boiled in a pot for hours then covered in tomato sauce. Malted barely comes through with a bit of sweet saviour but then long lingering leather and roughness on the finish. Certainly not one of the best Russellís iíve tasted.
saxo (11216) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Maloneís. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, nuts, dried fruits, malt and hops.
WheatKing (703) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really enjoyed this one... I think itís the ashy mouthfeel that does it for me. Or maybe because Scotch ales are all too often cloying, and this one struck the perfect balance for my taste. I have a love affair with nuts too and this one of course reminded me of that (donít tell my SO). Kept it at the back of my fridge way too long.