Eructoblaster (3891) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark ruby/amber body topped with a generous off-white foamy head. Strong malty aroma with evident hints of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Rich malty/caramel taste with light hoppy and roasty/smokey notes. Finish leaves some warming effect. Very good fall beer!
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark ruby amber with an off white head. Nice looking beer. Aroma is malty thick and sweet with caramel. Taste is rich and malty with a decent amount of hops. Good stuff.
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish ale with a thin white head. Berry and funky aroma, almost cheesy, with very woody notes, sweet caramel taste and alcohol finish. Decently hopped. Thick and rich body.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown and a bit cloudy, with a thick, light beige head. Sweet aroma. Nice malty body with notes of smoke and caramel.
GregClow (3215) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma of sweet brown sugar with a slight smokiness. Big sweet caramel flavour with some fruit and smoke in the middle, and a nice dry finish. Good stuff.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. thick sugary caramel aroma. deep mahogany. flavour is heavy on the malt, oh so very sweet. a touch of smokiness towards the end. dry finish. one of the better beers in the LCBO fall release.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown colour with a medium head. Hed quickly thins out ut lasts to the end. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Taste of burnt caramel malt with good hop bitterness to finish.
Cartoonkhaki (1254) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber light beige head malt aroma sugary smooth flavours that roll off the tounge like a scotish R light roastedness and subtle bitter woody flavours... good stuff
mjg74 (3029) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice deep deep red. Aroma is of malts and a little fruity. Also a little brandy-like scent. Flavor is malty and a little smokey. Some bitterness as well. Pretty good stuff.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish brown colour with a thick tan head. Aromas of toffee, malts, rasins, and other dark fruits. The taste is of toffee rasins and a rich maltiness with a nice dry finish and a slight alcohol kick. A nice brew.