gilvanblight (801) - Windsor, Ontario, - 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.
Alpha10 (361) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014/12/20 - Pours a dark brown/amber colour with a thin khaki head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is dark fruits, toasted malt, wood, toffee and a hint of cocoa. Taste is raisins, plumbs, toasted malt, toffee, coffee, cocoa, wood, smokey notes and a hint of tobacco. Mouthfeel is a tad thin with average carbonation and a drying, slightly warming finish. Surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Good stuff.
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kevinsenn (1141) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from LCBO. Aroma of dark fruits and light toffee. Sweet grape taste, some toffee, smooth with a sweet finish. Surprisingly good - well dine Amsterdam.
mabel (6673) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[5919-20131011] 500mL bottle. Toasted grainy wood aroma has a light chocolate dusting. Clear, brown dark red body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sweet portly roasted bread and coffee-infused wood barrel flavour. Full body. Delicious, great balance, aptly named. (8/3/9/4/16) 4.0
Oakes (12788) - 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 (245) - - 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.
GRM (3081) - 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 (572) - 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 (78) - - 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 (2953) - 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.