Oakes (17831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
Orangey-brown, fairly bright but quite fizzy. Smells tart...ack. Doesn’t taste it...good malts, subtle sugars, earthiness and a little toast. Decent stuff, would love to see it in cask. limws86 (3) - - FEB 19, 2013 does not count
Think this is one of the only ones they do in a 500ml now. A decent beer which I have had from my local in a pint and from bottle. It has a berry initial taste which develops into a smokey wood. Nice natural carbonation on this one. I far prefer Brewmeister’s non-gimmick beers Scopey (14977) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle from Strachan’s, Aboyne. It pours clear deep amber, with a medium yellow-white head. The nose is red berry, wood, leather, hay, faint spice and a touch of caramel. The taste is wood, leather, grass, red berry, jam, tangy dark fruit, almost vinous and some bitterness, with a long dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Flavoursome, well-balanced and surprisingly complex for the style. An impressive start for this brewery.