ryanhunter_4 (217) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle poured at home. Day 6 of the beer advent calendar. Pours a dark ruby red with a beige head. moderate lacing. At first smell I thought I got apples but after it smelled more like some other quads, mostly cherries, spice and alcohol. Taste is quite strong, but it works. Picking up sweet notes (cherries) but has a strong alcohol finish. This is quite good.
RhetoricalAns (835) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany pour, thin rocky head. Sweet malt aroma, brown sugar, spices, dark fruit. Medium sweet taste, moderately spicy. Bit lower carbonation.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBAC day 6...drinks more like a barleywine than a quad... Nice aromas of rich caramel, dark dried fruits, caramelized sugar, dates and a light alcohol...never got though. Taste is the same with a silky smooth finish and a nice alcohol warmth on the finish... Notes of dates and currents stand out... Great beer from a great brewery!
bulldogops (1986) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #1385 12.12.2014 - 355mL Bottle #12 in the 2014 Craft BeerAdvent Calendar. Dark copper pour with a bubbly tan head, decent retention.heavy on carbonation Aroma is quite fruity. Full bodied. Smooth, silky mouthfeel. Taste is quite sweet, currant burnt sugar, hazelnut. Extremely smooth finish and a lingering taste of sweet malt, delicate bitterness. Lovely.
cmacklin (806) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. (10.1% ABV) 2015 vintage, from 2015 Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Pours a slightly hazy ruby with a thin, short lived, off-white head.
Sweet aroma of overripe fruit, caramel malt, yeast and mild spice. Sweet flavour of dark, overripe fruit, caramel malt, brown sugar, spice and yeast with a dry, boozy finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Better than expected. A pleasant surprise.
sulawang (1000) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Visual: Pours translucent brownish red with a small lasting foamy head, micro 1mm retention, lots of fast singular streams.
Nose: heavy Belgian candi malts. (lvl-8)-pungency
Attack: sweet, thick malts
Mid-palate: fizzy-tingly, (lvl-9)-sweetness, (MAIN) brown sugar malt, toast
Finish: boozy hit, grape-barley malts, mild alcoholic heat, lingering malt sweetness
Summary: Although quite sweet it’s nicely sippable; good mouthfeel, engaging complexity and incognito ABV.
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of plum, chocolate, dark fruit, toffee and caramel candy - medium body
AgentAle (1493) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is caramel, roasted malts, plum, raisins and candy sugar. Taste is rich dark caramel, molasses and bread. Some subtle dark fruits and candy sugar here. Appearance is a clear bronze with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
Lagerboy (1910) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle, 2014 vintage, 10.1%. Unclear deep copper, fading off-white foam. Aroma of dark fruits and spice. Taste is sweet and rich, caramel, toffee, dark fruitiness, some chocolate later on, no bitterness. Softer carbonation, medium bodied, low hopped. Nice enough, certainly not worth a novel. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
dresden (1434) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Tony. Mostly clear amber beer, slight aroma of spice and caramel. Fruity and lightly spiced with a creamy caramel. Nice stuff.