cfrancis (2102) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is a mess. Pours a thin piss yellow with a small white ring and haze. Aroma is smoke and a slight whiskey sweetness. Taste is surprisingly peat smoke that overpowers the whiskey sweetness that is hard to pick out. I had high hopes for this with the name beer with whiskey. Smokey overtones is an understatement. This is a smoked beer. Scotch ale is pretty much undetectable.,
ej (584) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden and slightly hazy. Aroma is wood and smoke with sweet malt in the back. Taste is heavy smokey peat, but mellows out leaving a light and slightly watery mouthfeel. Abit too light for all this flavour.
czar (3683) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours almost clear very pale golden with a very small white cap, little retention, no lacing. aroma is peat and weak lightly sugary malts with a hint of herbal blandness. taste is about the same. no complexity. aggressive carbonation, light body - watery, short but present grassy-citrusy finish. overall: nice peated malt, the rest is less than meh.
Sammy (8033) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep yellow coloured, without a head. The aroma is big peat whiskey and wood, and that’s what I get in the taste. Highly carbonated, not so drinkable, like a cheap watered down whiskey. Why drink it at all, I could not. At least it was not high abv.
blankboy (5745) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [500ml]. Pours a slightly hazy orange-copper with an average size semi-lasting fluffy off-white head. Aroma of smoke, peaty and meaty, followed by fruit, salt and some sweet malt in the back. Flavour is quite smokey, surprisingly and pleasantly so, along with some malt and fruit, but it’s mainly about the smoke. Slightly bitter finish. The impression of alcohol but it’s a 4.8% beer so that’s odd. Average bodied. Surprisingly bold, and enjoyable, for this brewery. Well done.
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GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
500mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clear orange colour with a little bit of white head that dissipates really quickly. Smell is a tiny bit hoppy with some whisky and a some strange rotten chemicals. Palate is light bodied and kind of watery. Taste is not great, kind of bland and watery at first then goes to something kind of like really bad whisky. Overall not a great beer at all. Not a drain pour but close.
Vaiz (3115) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Clear golden to copper pour. Aroma of peat and iodine, nice, although a bit artificial. Flavor is bitter and with quite some strange smoke and peat but without the body to back it. Weird brew.
dEnk (3378) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is big iodine and peat, some ashy smoke. Flavour is smoky peat, some iodine, some malty notes. Nice one for the low abv.
rederic (2857) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle, from the lcbo, amber color, with a beige head, oh boy! smell like medical band-aid, cepacol sore throat relief liquid, bad earthy peat malt, with a wet grainy cereal maltiness accent, with a faint floral wet raw tobacco leaf note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a harsh whiskyish peated malt, burnt wood, medicinal cough syrup, wet old juicy flowery hop character, leading towards an awful medicinal smoked peat maltiness finish.
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml green flask bottle from the LCBO. Slightly hazy orange-gold with an average fluffy/frothy white diminishing head. Aroma - ooooh, nice! - bandaids, salt, alcohol, grain - very Islay indeed! Taste follows - sulphur, some alcohol, seaweed, somewhere in behind all that is a floral/herbal golden ale - not for the faint of heart but I love it!! Slightly weak of body, extremely astringent, modestly carbonated, a long bitter, peaty/hessian/sulphury finish - lovely stuff!!