GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with a little bit of white head. Smell is roasted malt and caramel. Palate is on the lighter side of medium bodied and has a good amount of carbonation. Taste is slightly sweet at first, then gets a bit of a bitter kick that is matched with the sweetness, and has a long lasting and not overly sweet aftertaste. Nicely done!
gilvanblight (755) - 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 (2791) - 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 (424) - 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 (57) - - 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 (2887) - 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 (2071) - 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 (2817) - 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 (942) - 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.
matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from the lcbo. Deep brown with a tan head. Elegant a refined. Maybe a touch young and brash at this stage but it should mellow into a world class olde ale with about a year in the cellar. Great stuff
torontojay (24) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice, smooth, creamy and dark. Nicely balanced bitterness and sweetness. Really good small brew from Amsterdam.