jonas (5617) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. Pale brown, low head. Neutral nose. Light honeyish and roasted. Fizzy mouthfeel.
mnurda (1124) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 20, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap in the Maple Leaf Lounge in Vancouver Airport. Nice tasting. Should have taken better notes.
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark clear copper with a thin off white head. Aroma of cereals and big dog biscuits. In mouth, a rather caramel malt with light peated notes, good hopping, a bit of vanilla. Medium bodied. A bit run of the mill, but honest. Bottle from the Capflu.
probstblueribbon (2892) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
341 mL bottle from BC Liquor Stores, served cool in a rocks glass.
App.: Clear copper with a modest, light tan head.
Aroma: Biscuits, cereal, sweet caramel malts, apples, maybe some light floral hops and a light woody, kinda whiskey-like note.
Palate: Medium-full body and medium carbonation.
Flav.: Biscuits and bread, toffee, light nuttiness, a bit of cardboard, a touch of hops. Dry with a very light bitter finish.
Aye, ‘tis a wee brew.
CapFlu (4500) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Thanks to Becky at the Vancouver Island Brewery for the sampler. I was pleasantly surprised by this beer - though it was a tad thin and over carbonated it had a pleasant and refreshing Scottish side amongst the caramel and roasted malt, much like a teaspoon of bourbon. Pours a medium almond-coloured head with a reddish-amber body. Dry finish.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber colour with thick beige head. Mild carmel malt nose. Creamy carmel malt taste with mild hop finish.
cathschlag (48) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur cuivrée. Mousse de couelur cuivrée légèrement plus pâle, assez abondante mais qui se dissipe rapidement. Arômes de caramel. Effervescence très présente en attaque, mais la finale est plus ronde. Un peu d’amertume en finale. Goût caramélisé.
Trev (1929) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper colour with a slight bubbly off white head. Mellow hop aroma with an almost herbal evergreen (pine) undertone. To their credit it does come of tasting a bit "Scottish". Nice malty start well balanced flavour with hop giving the maltiness some edge. Smooth hoppy flavour through the middle and finishes with a hoppy floral aftertaste. Don’t get the wrong impression though. The hops are noticable but still fairly subtle and not in your face.
Nice overall. Good Cream Ale example with a Scottish twist. Well balanced hop and malt keep the alcohol in the blood, not on the tongue.
stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On opening a slightly spicey smell,mixed with a sort of "Cream of wheat"/ malt smellI ..love the colour.Like a dark tea in with a med off white head that disipates rapidly.
The taste starts slightly spicy and very malty,and smooth.finishes with a light hoppiness,finish is clean and dry but takes about 3 seconds to kick in after the swallow,again very nice.
Nice body,not mousey like some cream ales or tongue coating like others.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an auburn colour. Weak nose of caramel . Taste has some bitter hop notes and a bit of caramel. Not a very good beer.