neongolden (1820) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
(650mL bottle from LCBO) Poured dark slightly reddish brown with a mid-sized off-white head. Aroma of peat, smoke, earth, wood, leather and a bit of oxidization. Flavour contains most of the characters from the aroma with a sweet caramel malt core to balance a fair bit of bitterness, smoke mostly held in check but becomes a bit heavy when the beer is warm near the end of the glass. Mouthfeel is fairly thin, overly carbonated. A lot going on but a bit unbalanced, still a nice glass in cool weather. shaynsawchuk (713) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
650 mL bottle. Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a good two finger white head, decent retention. Aromas of campfire, graphite and charred meat. Almost saline seeming, smoky and surprisingly dry. Actually quite light on the palate with good carbonation and a peaty finish. Interesting stuff, not overwhelming.
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bomber from the LCBO. dark brown, small tan head. iodine, scotch nose over a scottish 90/-, nice malty flavours with the smokey scotch well integrated. nice cool weather sipper. fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
Draught at Barhop, Torontorwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
Dark mahogany color, not penetrated by light, with red hue; small sized creamy head. Nice aroma of peat and some oxidisation. The flavor seems to be affected more by the oxidisation; dark caramel too; correct bitterness. Pleasant but a bit messy.
First had this on tap at WVRST when someone said it was a scotch ale. Turns out its much more of a rauchbier. Didn’t enjoy it much then, but now that my expectations are different, here we go: 650ml bottle from the LCBO, served in a pint glass. Appearance: Dark black liquid, really fine, beige head. Lots of visible carbonation. Aroma: Smoke, pepperoni, malt, tobacco, maybe a faint hint of scotch or maybe it’s just my imagination. There’s some sweetness in the aroma, for sure. Palate: Medium bodied, fairly fizzy and smooth, slightly dryer finish, lingering aftertaste. Taste: Very sweet, nice long finish. Very smokey, but not overwhelmingly so (like most rauchbiers). The scotch flavour is really weak and mostly only comes out in the aftertaste, where it’s a bit of a pleasant surprise.
sseb69 (1935) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
Bouteille 650 ml. 6.2%. Couleur brune foncée, mousse beige fugace. Arôme de fumée, choco, espresso. En bouche, fumée, malt, un peu de chocolat. Finale peu amère avec encore de la fumée. Bonne zombi69 (12) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
Certainly an interesting taste indeed! A burnt smoky taste with barley undertones
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From notes. Pours a nice copper colour. Aroma is slightly earthy and smoky, Not my favourite style but quite drinkable.
yrstruly (359) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2012
On draught. Pours very, very dark with little head. The aroma is peaty, smoky with a bit of malt, leather and vanilla. The taste is smoky-bitter, which is kind of pleasant. There is some malt sweetness here. This was interesting.
rob6239 (677) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2012
Pours clear and very dark with a slight head. Aroma is very strong of peat and smoke. Taste masks alcohol well and the smoke and scotch come through well.