Sammy (8582) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Day after Amsterdam Tap Takeover, at Bar Volo. Sweet beer, more like a sweet stout. Orange citrus. Somewhat astringent. Not on the mark. Some chocolate malt. Closer to an English Mild in taste. Some astringency in the aftertaste. On cask.
Oakes (12446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly muddy moderate brown. The aroma has caramel, a little toffee, not much going on. The palate has more life - stewed fruits, alcohol spice, toffee, light molasses, wood, let down only by a little bit of a thin finish.
Randy4Beer (159) - - MAR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance - pours Coca-Cola black with hints of red catching the light. Thin off-white head.
Nose - lots of mocha, chocolate and cherry hit the nose immediately.
Palate - medium mouth feel, with some burnt malts, and mocha flavours. Light cereals. Very light booziness.
Overall - this is very easy drinking for an 8.1 percenter. Finds a nice niche of not bitter, but not too sweet.
gilvanblight (772) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vicar’s Vice by Amsterdam Brewery
Very coke like pour. Not a lot of head. Boozy and nutty scent. Fruity. Very fruity. Warming. Pleasant. Boozy. I like boozy. Dates. Smokey finish.
Really like this.
GRM (2971) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Glass, 4-ounce, cask, Cask Days at Toronto, savoured on October 19 2013; eye: black, opaque, tiny sheet of tan head, no lacing; nose: plum, light burnt caramel, light vinous; mouth: plum, light burnt caramel, light vinous, vinous finale with presence of plum, medium body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, a bit thin; overall: ordinary
Verre, 4 onces, en cask, Cask Days à Toronto, savourée le 19 octobre 2013; œil : noire, opaque, petite couverture de mousse fauve, pas de dentelle; nez : prune, léger caramel brûlé, léger vineux; bouche : prune, léger caramel, léger vineux, léger sauce soya, finale vineuse avec présence de prune, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, un peu mince; en résumé : ordinaire
bunget (542) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Clear brown-amber body, small chocolate head with good retention. Aroma of rye toast, caramel, herbs, sour cherry, leather. Taste dominated by roasted malt, caramel, some dark berries, a touch of dark chocolate, and a strong boozy warming effect.
ncube (71) - - JAN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong, malty, firm but not cloying sweetness. Dark fruits and nuttiness. Licorice, fruity dark chocolate, and earth. Nice dark red-brown. Mild carbonation. Overall I wanted some more complexity, but not a bad beer.
Gorbalev (2923) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Embrun LCBO. Very dark brown, frothy small tan head, amber notes. Earthy notes in aroma, dark fruit, hint of cherry. Some dark malt notes as well - chocolate, leather, even molasses. Body is thin to medium with low carbonation. Taste has that dark fruit, dark malt sweetness of a classic old ale, but tempered a bit - it is like they went halfway to a Hardy’s. Alcohol present and enough going on to make it complex but given the excellence of some of the Amsterdam big beers these days, I wanted more. Will age a couple to see how they do. Nice attempt.
Metalchopz (2264) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single bomber from the LCBO. Pours a dark brown colour with some light debris floating around. The head is nice and frothy with a beige colour, good retention and creamy-foamy lace. Big coffee nose at first pour, but the plum and other dark fruits come out. Eventually, it becomes rusty water over caramel. Silky mouthfeel with a nice little warming, but no burning. Roasted malt taste with some mild bitterness, hints of chocolate and light cereals. Goes down nicely and decent to try, but not something I would have again.
robinvboyer (3088) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from the lcbo. Dark brown pour, beige head. Sweet bready, caramel, sherry malt aroma. Good cereal flavors, dry grass, and straw flavors also. Medium bitterness, subtle fruity malt finish. A nice sipper.
Bendrixian (1101) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Has a clearish amber colour. Musty aroma with malts, molasses,caramel and a hint of biscuit. On the palate it is rather rich, sports a sweet finish has a spicy flavour profile with little bit of whiskey heat to it. It is better than I expected.