robinvboyer (4666) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2013 Bottle purchased from the brewery. Took a tour of the facility with the brew master. It was quite impressive! First off glad to see the style on here has been changed. Beautiful clear brown pour with a great off white very fluffy head. The carbonation and color ard bang on for the style. Wonderful aroma of pale malts, caramel, roasted grains and uk hops. The flavor is full bodied and loaded with flavour. Lots of greet caramel malts and a great lingering bitterness that comes through in the finish. This is an outstanding session beer. After seeing the facility this is a high quality beer. Extremely well made with top notch ongredients. A great example of the style.UPDATE: if this beer is found fresh is more than hits the 4 out of 5 i gave it. If not fresh, its hit or miss. This beer does not seem to have much of a shelf life, about 1-2 months MAX. Much less if not kept cold like the majority of the LCBO’s i’ve seen. barncatmatt (2286) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2009
500 ml bottle from jimmay. pours brown with a off white head. good retention and lacing. aroma of english toffee malts and minimal floral hopping. the flavours is straight up ESB. i dont think i could tell this from fullers ESB blind and i really dont think that scottish ale is the proper style for this one. a very nice ontario ale. thanks drew! ddenomme (38) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2011
Purchased at North Bay LCBO, never heard of it before. Pleasantly surprised - a nice ale. Odd for a pale ale but is copper-coloured and nearly red. Smooth palate, medium bitter, long finish. Nice deep and round mouthfeel. JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2009
500mL bottle purchased by means of which I am not at liberty to discuss. Pours a very nice amberish copper with a small beige head. The aroma is very nice, loads of maltyness, as well as some marmalade, oranges, mild vanilla. Inviting. Flavour starts out with some oily feeling sweet bready malts, caramalt, mild peat, some Earthyness, very interesting progression on the palate. Much more on the sweet end of the spectrum, some more prominent hops could really make this something great. But this is a very tasty little semi-obscure beer, not at all a typical Ontario product, I would believe someone if they told me it was a British import. More or less a Bitter as Scottish Ales don’t REALLY exist as a distinct style. In would buy this regularly if it were more available in my part of the province. Fred82 (2324) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2010
500ml bottle thanks to robinvboyer
C2H5OH (64) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
Appearance : Clear deep amber with a small head. Some lacing.
Aroma : Raisins and malt with hints of hops. A bit earthy and mineral. Some caramel.
Taste : Raisins with lots of fruits (figs and other overripe fruits). Taste is quite metallic at first but it fades after some time. Quite sweet. Finish has hints of caramel and a little touch of bitterness.
Overall : Pretty good stuf I’d say. Nice dark fruits profile. Finish is rather sweet but still drinkable. Alcohol is not perceived at all. There is nothing that makes this unique or anything but its just well made and well balanced.
Pours a clear reddish-brown with a small off-white head. The nose is sweet dark fruit, cherry, hard candy, earthy & floral, with some spice. Taste is malty and syrupy sweet with caramel, plum, raisin, chocolate, grassy hops and gummy candy. Mouth feel is on the thin side with medium carbonation. Finish is short, leaving some malty/fruity sweetness. Not terribly complex, but very enjoyable. Strangebrewer (1308) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
bottle. Poured clear deep amber with no head. Very subdued aroma, malty with notes of brown sugar. Thick but creamy mouthfeel, medium body with just a touch dry finish. Flavour is sweet and bready, caramel malt with a roasted note. A really nice session. torontojay (25) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Nice enough, drinkable beer. Nothing extraordinary, however. Nice dark brown ale, with very little head and light carbonation. Very watery mouthfeel, and malty in flavour. I liked it, but no more or less than many other examples of ales out there. pfriesen (113) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
Pours Dark Ochre with an off white head, dissipates to a rim of lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, orange and nutmeg, Flavours of smoke, orange and bready malt. Has a medium body without much carbonation and a nice drying finish garthicus (2929) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 29, 2009
Today I drove to the brewery whilst on Christmas vacation up north from Toronto in Huntsville. I had a really nice visit and was shown around by owner/brewmaster Brian. Sampled some fresh from the tank and indeed purchased a case from the retail store. This rating is from the bottle. Appearance: copper brown with an off white head. Aroma: nice maltiness up front with a tiny amount of smoke and some pepperness. A little grassy too. Flavour: really malty, tons of it, the tiniest amount of coffee notes, smoke and it has a mild grass finish. A very sessionable, very drinkable brew. Hopefully they get to distibute it outside the cottage country in the near future.