HipHopOpotamus (233) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle comes in a very different packaging style. I never herd of this brewing company before, amazing beer to come straight out of the gate with. Very good beer! chris__hartley (445) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2013
It pours orange with reddish highlights; the head is bone coloured and foamy. The aroma has notes of: sweet malts, peat, wood-smoke, and iodine. The taste is light sweet that finishes light umami, and medium astringent; there are notes of: smoke, peat, iodine, molasses, charcoal, and wet dirt. The palate is medium bodied, sticky, and a long astringent finish. Overall, gotta love dat smoooke. Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle 750 ml Sask89 (514) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
Aroma medium intensity. Hints of sweet malt , some wheat , tad of smoke. Soft on sweet side.
Top: off white creamy mid sized crown.
Base: hazed amber gold.
Palate : soft with delicate carbonation. Medium bodied with thinner walls.
Taste:spicy with some chili’s? Sweet bit grainy base.
Other notes: smoky chipotle like feel.
Pours a clear deep amber colour with a huge off-white head. Aroma is strongly of caramel malt and aged oak scents. Taste is sweet but not overpowering with a slight bitter undertone. Full body, creamy mouth feel, average carbonation. Overall an interesting and unique brew. probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
750 mL bottle from LCBO, served cool, shared with friends. Hazy deep amber, rocky light tan head. A lot of peat smoke, rich brown sugar, some dark dried fruits, so much smoke, sweet, kinda boozy. Medium body, loose effervescence. Tons of peat smoke, like an Islay scotch, reasonable sweet malts, boozy, not very successful; off dry with moderate bitterness and a long, smoky finish.
pushkinwow (2790) - Ottawa, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
Large bottle from the LCBO. This one was interesting - made me think of screetch even though its aged in whisky (probably just because when I think of young and hot whiskey screetch is the profile that comes to the forefront). Huge amount of peat, alcohol. tobacco and some bacon. Alcohol and peat overwhelm the palate - curious if there were different batches or what because the reviews seem to be split on this one. Think with either some time or a more balanced approach this could be quite tasty; but can only rate what I had. Sammy (12204) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
LCBO first release from this brewery. Pours brown as tobacco with a forever lasting foam head. Peaty aroma, but that’s nothing like the adventure in smoke you take, with ashes and cigar smoke and char thrown in. It grows on me and leaves a handful of mint and spices on the aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, a bit much on carbonation. OntBeerDrinker (514) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
Right after cage came off the cap poped off without me tuching it and some smoke show’s. Amber color but my pour fucked up and was all head at 1st. Well smells of scotch whisky in bottle not glass right away. Taste is a watery ale with a smoked taste like salty? beef jerky and whisky. Not the greatest boose taste. Medium boose burn and will fuck ya up. Like a smoked watery ale with whisky. 6/10 cheer’s, Why the plastic bag wraped u bottle? Viper666 (3287) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
Bouteille 750ml, courtoisie de johnsense. De couleur ambrée-brune et voilée. Nez de caramel légèrement rôti aux petites notes terreuses, moyennement fumé (fumée de bois et tourbe), légèrement boisé (fût de whisky) ainsi que des traces de fruits confits et de biscuits. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-élevé ainsi qu’une texture légèrement sirupeuse et crémeuses. Goût de malt fumé (tourbe, léger de fumée de bois) accompagné d’un moyen goût boisé (fût de whisky sec) dès l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de caramel moyennement sucré, légèrement rôti et aux petites notes terreuses avec des notes de biscuits ainsi que de faibles traces fruitées (du genre gâteau de fruits confits) puis en finale l’on retrouve des notes d’alcool, d’épices (poivre très doux) et de houblon herbeux. Post-goût long et aux notes sèches, composé d’un moyen goût fumé et boisé avec une légère amertume de rôti, d’alcool et de houblon herbeux. thebhoy (61) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
750 mL bottle from the LCBO. I really like the packaging, which, it seems, is "over the top" to some--I say ’so what’ I like that they put the effort in! As for the beer, I quite enjoy it, though your level of enjoyment really depends on how much you enjoy scotch. The peat is huge in the nose, lots of smokiness, and this really comes through in the palate and overall taste. The ruby red pour is drenched with the barrel. So, again, if you’re not a fan of scotch I would avoid this one. Still, it’s worth the price tag and overall it’s an enjoyable drink.