Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown. Nutty with a little caramel as well. Caramel accent on the palate, and a little nutty. It’s consistent, I’ll give it that. It is actually a more interesting beer than I expected it to be.
sseb69 (1739) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille 650 ml. 6.5%. Vancouver. Couleur brune foncé, reflet roux, mousse beige. Arôme de malt, un peu de caramel, de bois. En bouche, un peu de fumée, alcool, malt, caramel. Finale un peu houblon, fumée, alcool. Excellente...j’ai vraiment aimé cette bière, pas trop froide. Du bonbon !
Ratman197 (12550) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of cocoa, carmel and toffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, cocoa and lkight toffee with a crisp lingering malty finish.
rcornell97 (4) - Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2011 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown with very little head. Subtle malty aroma. Slightly thin mouthfeel, probably a little undercarbonated for my preferences. Very pleasant malty flavor - not as smoky or sweet as some scotch ales. A very drinkable beer if not particularly distinctive.
GothGargoyle (2118) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-brown with small pale head. Aroma is caramel, ginger, hint of fruit. Taste is scotch, malt, caramel. Somewhat thin on the palate.
Sammy (10556) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the better bottles I had in B.C. Only 30 IBU yet good taste from roast and significant smoke. Though a small head on dark brown, good lacing. A decent mouthfeel. Decent drinkability, a bomber was too much for me. Carbonation is right there, and toning that aspect down would have increased smoothness and drinkability to above average for each. Some complexity. Mildly acidic in the finish.
northropfrye (3091) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 Bottle. This is a passable beer from Russell. Brown and malty which is not too bad, I guess.
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
June 18, 2010. 650ml bottle shared by gregclow with me, blankboy, jerc & mabel. Clear deep copper pour with an average beige head. Initially somewhat vegetal aroma, which quickly dissipated, leaving a simple if somewhat sweet melange of light grain, treacle and vague floral bitterness, with no alcohol presence to speak of. Taste was a bit odd - grassy and "green" with a dry, soil-like roast which had almost a stale coffee-like acidity. Slick, still mouthfeel, solidly roasty, a bit acidic, with a dry, almost granular aftertaste - ehh, didn’t float my boat.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dark reddish brown pour, off-white head. Roasty, malty aroma, lots of caramel, chocolate, earthiness. Moderate to light body, clean roasty flavor with more sweet caramel, figgy dark dried fruit. Not super complex, but much better than what I usually end up drinking when I’m in Vancouver.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled at Darby’s Liquor Store. Aroma and flavour of caramel malt, scotch and muted flavours all around. Very one dimensional, bland and boring. Not inspired to make a purchase.