MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, - JUN 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear brown capped with a thin tan head. Aroms was mild (weak?), maybe some malt, but it was not easy to tell. Taste wsa a lot of malt, too sweet to start, but easing off at it progressed; also, there was a hint of "burnt" to go along with the coffee or dark chocolate at the finish. Solid mouth. This got better at the temperature rose.
UXO (534) - CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear brown with one finger of light beige head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is muted, burnt dark malt, coffee, treacle, oak. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering mild bitter finish. (3/5)
Fairly unremarkable wee heavy. It’s an OK interpretation, but not good enough to overcome my ambivalence towards the style. Maybe that’s a touch unfair, but I actually have had ones that did succeed in doing so, so… (12/20)
exeter (431) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear and dark brown but see through. With a 1 inch head that becomes an edge hugger with spotty lacing. The taste is roasted malts, dark fruit, booze, oak and vanilla. A very good mixture, would have again.
simonblaine (367) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Its ok. Not a huge fan of this type. Nothing memorable, nothing horrible, its just a mildly sweet scotch ale.
RobBestwick (625) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Rich coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Pours dark brown with very little head. Coffee, dark chocolate, brown sugar and a bit of nuts in the flavour. Medium bodied. A touch of bitterness in the finish.
RD400F (216) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle to tulip glass, the beer pours a dark reddy brown with hardly any head which fades rapidly. Aroma is very faint but has notes of butterscotch, caramel, brown sugar, and a bit of grass. The taste and palate are where this beer really shine as it’s sweet with notes of caramel and toffee but well balanced by grassy and spicy hops. Carb is medium, body medium thin, very drinkable beer. Overall...saving grace? The other beers I tried from these guys weren’t very good but this one is quite nice.
markas101 (1955) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via coop. Ruby brown, caramel root beer aroma. Sweet, then balanced hops. Medium finish. Quite drinkable, not that memorable though.
NeuroPliny (207) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from oversized bottle. Clear dark brown with a quickly fading tan head. Notes of toasted malt, bread, and coffee on the nose. Flavour is subtle burnt malts, oak, caramel, coffee, and dark chocolate. Light body. Medium carbonation. Overall too muted for my taste.
rederic (3156) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
660ml bottle, dark brown color, with a beige head, with a mild toasted, bready, caramel, subtle smoked, roasted malty nose, with a toasted bread crumb, faint sugar pie, toffee, barley sugar accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with an earthy sweet grainy, toasted, caramel, biscuity, roasted malty, toffee, subtle ashy, faint dark bitter chocolate character, with a brown, barley sugar, sugar pie, caramelized bread crumbs, subtle flowery leafy, grassy hop flavour, leading towards a toasted, caramel, biscuity, roasted maltiness, toffeeish, burnt toast, lingering leafy, grassy hop bitterness finish.
AgentAle (892) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is bitter malts, caramel and toffee. Taste is sweet malts which are ?weet with caramel, toffee, molasses and roasty malts. Some basic bitterness on finish. Appearance is a clear dark amber /copper with a thin beige head that retains poorly.
markschiedon (311) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drinking from a 750 ml bottle.
Malt in the aroma.
The clear red beer had a small white head that disappears fast.
Oak, Scotch, chocolate in the taste.