Oakes (19013) - 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. Sammy (12845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
This one for sure had hops go away. Malt there, and a fiant spectrum of herb, but the dominant flavour was smoke. Brown-yellow colour and white head. Whiskey hint jercraigs (10921) - 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 (7487) - 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. CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2004
(Draught) Medium, white head with a lightly carbonated orange body. Nose of caramel and bubblegum. Flavour is true Scotch Irish: Hops - baby! Strong hops with undertones of cask whiskey and mild malt. Very good.
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2004
Brewed especially for two beer festivals in Toronto and Ottawa. Hazy golden-amber colour. Smoky malt nose with some floral sweetness. Fairly sweet flavour profile with notes of caramel, honey, heather & malt, and a great herbal hop finish. Another winner from Perry & co. 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. 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. 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. 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.