shorlin (721) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - AUG 9, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At first this beer looks great. Very dark and good head, but if you wait 30 seconds it just fizzes away like any mediocre beer. Still have to give it points for colour. The aroma is actually nice. Decent maltiness. Some roast and toast, but not a whole lot. Taste doesn’t live up to the aroma, and certainly not the colour. Almost non-existent in the dark toastiness I hoped for. Can I be said to be disappointed, if I expected to be disappointed?
travismills (37) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2004 This is a very intresting beer, alot of taste, not a superb taste, but alright. Very dark and unique.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2004
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap. This might’ve been watered down or flat (it was at Peel Pub after all) but this was a terrible experience. Dark, yes, but otherwise totally lacking in character. Grape bubblegum on the nose, nothing else to distinguish it.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light but decent aroma of roasted malt and maybe a hint of coffee. Attractive dark colour with ruby highlights but poor head retention. Light body. Slightly sour malt taste. LIght flavour but drinkable. Best as first beer of the day, does not hold up well following moderately hopped or stronger bodied beer. Fits the commercial deScription to a T.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, Skydome, Toronto (from their Beers of the World vendor – it was this, Alexander Keith’s, or Carlsberg!). Dark beer in colour only, this is a light tasting beer with only the slightest hint of malt in the taste. Not much else going on. Easy to drink though and the appearance and packaging is nice.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2004 At one time, Waterloo Dark was a solid "exotic" choice. Either the beer has changed or the competition - foreign and domestic - have left it far behind. Flavour is in hiding. A dark beer for those who like macros.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Scary? That's an odd commercial deScription. Body looks ok, but I am not getting much as far as aroma is concerned. Almost not there. Slightly malty if anything. Taste is of malt and slightly coffee and chocolate, but just barely. Smooth on the palate though, which is why I had 2. I also like the stubbies.
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2004
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown ale with a nice fruity(raisins) and chocolaty nose, almost vinous. Thats where the pleasure stops. Very sweet malts and little hops make this a uninspired beer in the mouth. Very thin also. Note that this was tasted in a blind tasting.
Crockett (1039) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark brown/red with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. Sweet. Kind of like a thin porter. Very light mouth feel. Sour and tart with notes of roastiness and smoke, some burnt sugar. Late malts. Where are the hops? Not too bad from Brick.
Tessic (983) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a reddish black with next to no head.
Scents include metalic malts and roasted caramel. Initial sip was very watery. Very little carbonation. No metalic taste but roasted malts were present. Slightly nutty flavour too. Besides the roasted flavour the palate was almost non-existant. This one was out of a bottle, I've had it on tap and was much better.