sudomorph (274) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bellwoods. Pours a murky, dark caramel/ruby with a half finger cream head that thins to a moderate film. Slight lacing. Aroma is faint. Hints of dark fruits, caramel, and a touch of spice.Taste is warm and inviting. A balanced sweet with touch of candy sugar, dark fruits, and autumn spices.Medium body and carbonation. A touch slick in the mouth with a lively carbonation. The aroma reminded me of a watery octoberfest brew but the texture is a lot fuller. Overall I?m really liking this. A really nice seasonal brew. Will order again. Cheers!
yrstruly (299) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bellwoods. Pours dark red-brown with a dissipating head. The aroma is of banana, candi sugar, and raisins. The taste is medium-sweet, of caramel malt, with a bit of chocolate and toast. The sweetness, medium-heavy body and low carbonation made this feel like a barleywine made with Belgian yeast.
robinvboyer (2765) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Bellwoods.
Dry, malty, bready, and a lovely sweetness. Solid body, a little over active carb. Medium bitterness, and a dry malty sweet finish.
presario (4437) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grey Cup 2012. Not the best ABV at the near end of a long day at the pubs. Aroma is fitting with style. Dry flavour, thick Dubbel with noticeable ABV.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brew pub
Aroma: hefty yet soft mellow notes of brown sugar , candy malts with hint of cherry. Smooth and clean. 7+
Look: cloudy dark brown with lighter top.
Taste/palate: medium full bodied. Soft phenolic fruit (plum) feel followed by sugars. Light spice with hint of cherry. Mature , balanced brew.
rederic (2794) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery, dark brown color, with a beige head, nice yeasty trappist fruity nose of dark dried fruits, with some mild earthy grainy caramel, toasted, roasted, chocolate, special B malt, port-like accents, with a faint spicy, sweet candi sugar note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice fruity belgian trappist yeast character of dried raisins, plums, dates, and with some light glosette raisin candy, chocolatey flavours, and a good caramel, toasted, chocolate, roasted, special B maltiness backbone, leading towards a warming, yeasty fruitiness, port, chocolatey, dried dark fruit finish.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub; 8.2% ABV
Dark brown color, with almost no head. The aroma is fruity (banana), and with a lot of candi sugar, and a hint of apples; been there. Good body strength; there is some caramel, chocolate, moderate sweetness, light fruitiness (banana), and some liquorice that is out of place; correct bitterness.
Overall, quite messy.
ontbeermaker (2161) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, pours a nice medium brown, aroma is lots of dark fruits, flavour is nice a light bitterness and its got the dates figs flavour, it was a bit ruf around the edges overall tho this was a nice offering
blankboy (5625) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub, May 7. Pours a very deep ruby-brown with no head. Aroma is sweet and malty with a good amount of dark fruit. Flavour’s quite fruity and sweet and finishes quite bitter, a touch hasrh even. Average bodied. Pretty good.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber-brown. Not much head. Very fruity and perfumey aroma and phenols. Sweet and fruity with sticky sugars. Fairly intense. Probably, I would prefer this to be earthier and with deeper fruits.