TimE (4530) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 28, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
toffee-caramelly accented, but very light bodied and a weak thin head, not one of their better brews.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2004 One of the better beers from Vancouver Island Brewery but that doesn't say much. Nice malty flavour with a bit of hoppiness. They use nitrogen taps for this if you get it on-top so it will come out all bubbly, probably a good thing for this beer but it settles quickly.
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark orange amber colour with a creamy light tan head that lasts to the bottom of the glass. Spicy hop nose and some caramel malt. Flavour is well-balanced with an assertive hoppiness and some molasses and brown sugar sweetness. Lingering bitterness on the finish. One of the better products from this brewery.
Fixer808 (10) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours a nice copper hue, drinks easy, and finishes clean. All around good beer for a beef stew dinner. And it's a tiny bit stronger than some, at 6%. Very decent.
Dingowolf (1) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2003 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer has a great initial aroma and looks great from the initial pour, all the way to the end of the glass with it's nice lacing. Having tried many "Scottish" beers while in Scotland, I can't say it's authentic, but definitely captures the best parts of a good Scottish beer. The taste was nice but not overly strong. The alcoholic heat is very nice, gentle, and is done to perfection. Overall a great beer and definitely near the top of my list.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good beer. No real head from my pour but a taste that had flavour of toffee and cream and a very nice finish. Not overly Scottish but a decent cream ale.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
More bitter than expected and not all that malty. Sort of like a pale ale and not quite what I was expecting since the label billed this as a scottish ale. So as I hoisted a glass, I had visions of quaffing a Red MacGregor or Casta Morena to my lips. It was not to be.
Crit (3656) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown,beige head.Scarce bead. Good dry malt nose Rich but dry malt flavor with light finishing hops. Mild alcohol heat
sleepdirt (169) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 21, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very hoppy cream ale.
Darker colour than I expected for the style, but this is an excellent beer!
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2000
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Billed as a ’Scottish Cream Ale’, whatever that might be. Malt-accented, some toffeeish flavours. Finishes bland.