DuffMan (10664) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle, shared with Grippitis and Ian. Auburn pour, lighter in colour than I expected for some reason (probably the opaque black bottle got me thinking this way). Very peaty nose-- we got Gripps bottle of Lagavulin to compare, and it really underscored the leathery smokiness in this brew. The malts are here in good balance, but in such a way to really elevate the whiskey character without causing it to be harsh or hot. Really terrific. Johnsense (1753) - - SEP 6, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 Can I just type Smoke 75 times and be done with it? Ok... Black pour, fairly good head. Smoke and whisky aroma - mainly smoke. Beneath the smoke I’m getting sweet malk, whisky, Peat. Fairly heavy body. Don’t approach by yourself - invite a few friends over to tackle this one.
EDIT - Has mellowed out a bit, still big smoke in the aroma but drinking a fair bit easier now. Rating adjusted. jbrewsbeer (17) - Guelph, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
Watch out when you open this, my cork launched out as soon as the cage was loosened... Followed by a bit of gushing. Ruby - Copper in colour with white head, fairly clear. Some lacing, nothing crazy. Nose is scotch, toffee, earthy. Scotch flavour is prominent, beer is also sweet and sticky. Some coppery taste to it. Subtle bitter finish. Interesting beer. Definitely not something I would want to drink the whole 750ml of to myself. Good one for a beer and scotch lover to split... Or would pair nicely with some desserts. Metalchopz (3526) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
Beautiful packaging for their first brew. Black paper with their logo on it. Two big tags explaining what you are getting. Inside, a black Champagne bottle with a cork and cage. Pours a dark amber colour with an off-white frothy head, great retention and some nice creamy lace. Very carbonated with little bubbles. You can actually smell the whiskey in this one. Peaty nose with hints of burnt wood and fruity malts. Medium-bodied with a smooth, almost silky mouthfeel and not feeling much burning. The taste is a little lighter, but still the whiskey notes are present. Not as sweet as expected. A lovely first offering from this brewery and a real treat for whiskey lovers. blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle [750ml] . Maybe a little less packaging next time guys? Pours a deep orange-amber with a large lasting fluffy off-white head. Aroma of smoke, maple syrup, wood, caramel malt, alcohol and more. Flavour of smoke and wood along with caramel malt, alcohol, some hops and fruit. Medium bodied. Pretty good beer indeed.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mcberko (18949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle, pours a dirty orange amber with a small beige head. Aroma of leather, smoke and whiskey -- not much of the scotch elements underneath. Flavour brings out huge notes of leather and smoke (from the whiskey), followed by slight caramel and more smoke and leather. The barrels absolutely dominate, making this a smoke and leather bomb, but it’s done in a rather sophisticated way. Really enjoyable. GothGargoyle (2588) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
Orange, slightly hazy, good sized pale head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is sandalwood, smoke, leather, whiskey, musk. Smoky on the palate, slightly creamy mouthfeel, woody slightly astringent finish. Taste is smoke, sandalwood, leather, whiskey, peat. rejtable (2837) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
Quite liking this. Full confession I just finished drinking an oz or two of lagavullin so not sure my pallet is very fresh! Pours clear amber with a nice initial head and very little lacing. Nose is toffee and campfire. Notes of light fruit, some smoke, some toffee maybe some breakfast tea.light scotch peat notes as well. Tastes are med sweet, light bitter. A bit of a sticky body with lively carbonation. Alcohol is very well hidden. Don’t know why but I had low expectations for this, but I’m pleasantly surprised. gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
Radical Road Canny Man
Reddish copper pour with lots of foamy white head. Boozy hoppy fruit smell. Very strong taste. Smoky. Very smoky. Raisin. Malty. Highly carbonated. Sweet. Cannot place this aftertaste. My wife who I’m sharing it with is not enjoying it. She just described as Luke warm human spit with coors aftertaste.
The good bit is that I Luke it so I get to finish her beer.
mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
[5148-20130309] Bottle. Grainy caramelized malt aroma. Clear, dark amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Cigarette ashtray and woody sweet malt grain flavour. Medium body. Interesting, pretty bourbony, don’t enjoy the cigarette. (7/3/6/3/10) 2.9
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