Sammy (7041) - Toronto, Ontario, - JUL 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Very drinkable concoction. Very light look, with a lacey sheet. Medium mouthfeel. A bold flavourful spiciness Easy drinking, with some hops in the finish. Understated carbonation.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark reddish brown ale with a thin dark off white head. In aroma, a smooth fruity biscuit malt with floral and pungent hops, orange pulp and dark fruits. In mouth, a smooth roasted malt with piney hops, white grapefruits, nice and smooth. On tap at Session 99, June 23, 2012.
solidfunk (1790) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells like mild hops, a little bitterness. Looks kind of ruby black with some lacing. No fruit, no citrus, no nothing. Just bitter. Not sure where the abbey comes into this. Itís just a low to average American IPA. Not even much roast that you would expect in a BIPA. On tap at barVolo.
mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[4526-20120620] Tap. Fresh mild barnyard an leafy toasted hops aroma. Hazy, dark brown black body with a quick foamy off-white head. Bitter leafy hops and toasted malt grain flavour. Medium body is quite bitter. Delicious!! (8/3/9-/4/16) 4.0
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jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2012 2012-06-20. Very dark brown-black body with a nice foamy tan head. 3+ Flavour has lots of green leafy hops up front, sort of earthy character towards the middle. Sweetish malt core, mild bitterness and leafy green hops linger into the finish and aftertaste. 6+ Aroma of modest leafy green hops, mild sweet dark malt. Average bodied palate. It is a pretty decent take on the style, but for my own tastes Iíd like to see a different hop profile - not so green and leafy. That said, I think I might like this a bit more on a different day. On tap at íKenís Still Bitterí Event, Black Oak Brewing, Toronto.