Crockett (1127) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2004
Pours light amber with a firm off white head. Light hoppy aroma with some caramel and citrus. Earthy. Brown sugar. Lots of pith in the finish. Good balance throughout.
mds (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2004
Yet another draught tasting from the Toronto Beer Festival 2004. It seems as though this one wasn’t entirely "retired" since it was in fact available this weekend. Hop aroma is largely evident in this one. I really enjoyed this, it was very tasty. Generous citrus flavour. Had a really good balance and was very flavourful. DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2004
Malty aroma, some hops as well. Golden amber, tiny cream custard head. Lively malt presence, followed by a bit of hoppiness, nutty, woody notes too. Light bodied, sweet. Nice one. joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2004
Orange-amber. White head. Very fruity, fairly malty aroma w/ a hint of peatish smoke. Medium, oily feel. Flavour is malty w/ some leafy hoppiness. Smoke lingers. mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2004
deep orange colour, aroma of melon, grapefruit and perfumy and leafy hops. flavour holds the same fruit with a bit of a citrus tang, honey and some chewy malt. nice.
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2004
90 Shilling. Mark of quality. Mark of trust. Yeah right. He we go.....Tasted in Toronto from the St. Lawrence craft beer show. Tasted in a weeny, tiiiny 5oz taster. Floral lingering aroma, well hopped, with a strong malty backbone. Absolutely pleasant bitter finish with a slight hint of spice and a warming hazy appearance. jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2004
Draft at St. Lawrence Market festival 2004. Medium dark brown, smallish head. Aroma is hoppy but I cannot quite place what kind. Nicely malty with a bit of a hoppy bite to it. Strong lingering aftertaste I couldn’t place but I think it may have been what Oakes notes as tobacco. Nice beer. Radek Kliber (7483) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 13, 2004
Medium creamy head, tea, slight orange hue. Bitter, big hoppy nose, sweet malt. Clean, well hopped ale. Slightly earthy. Oakes (18794) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
OK, for the record...basically the beer was the wort for Sgt Major’s, fermented with an different yeast, and not dry-hopped. So it came out in something not dissimilar to Scottish ale. Light bronze. Chewy, with a good bitter backbone from those high cohumulone Chinooks. Toffeeish, with slightly leafy, tobaccoey notes. Not bad, but not especially cohesive. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
A nice scotch ale from Scotch Irish! Dark orange colour, big off-white head. Lots of whiskey-like hints in the aroma. Strong malt taste, more hints of whiskey and lots of hops in the finish. I thought perhpas it was a little unbalanced at times but overall, a solid brew.