yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml bottle, 4.5% a/v from Ontario Craft 6 pack, Spring 2012
Pours deep ruby red, looks cola black unless held to a light. Head is light tan and fairly plentiful. Aroma is very malty, roasted nuts, sweet caramel and a hint of carolina tobacco. The taste is also deep, and malty sweet. Some nuts, caramel, and coffee notes. The palace is nice and smooth, very clean for such a dark malty beer, though a bit too carbonated for my liking. Overall, pretty impressive offering from Camerons
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This had a much lighter taste than I had expected, and I guess now reading the commercial description I understand why. Dark lagers are the only non-bock bottom-fermenteds that can make my tongue keel over from ecstasy so maybe it’s unfair to rate them too low when disappointed. I actually closed my eyes and tested this against the Camerons Premium Lager and they do taste different so we know at least that at least that they’re not just using food colouring. I know when I say "biscuity" you’re going to think Marris Otter, and this obviously lacks that, but I’ll say it anyhow, for that’s how I perceived it. Everything else is just middle of the road.
czar (5569) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours a clear dark brown with a small light beige head, very little retention and lacing. caramel malts, light roastiness, brown sugar, light herbalness. dry, straightforward. average carboantion, light body, very short finish.
mansquito (4069) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
LCBO, Toronto sampler ($8.95): Pours a dark brown colour with a whitish head. Aroma is of nuts, lager, and a wee bit of fruitiness. Taste is much the same. Very simple lager with little creativity; however, everything is mostly in order in this beer. Good session, as are all the other Cameron’s beers, but like his brothers, this little guy ain’t nothing special.
AWS9 (544) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour, no head to speak of. Simply malty nut aroma. Thin taste, with mild caramel/malt finish. Not bad, just not really distinctive in any way. Gets the job done I suppose.
kevinsenn (1435) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear reddish-brown with a thin white head. English-ale aroma with some pepper notes. Taste starts off with toffee and nuts, moves on to pepper, and finally has a clean, slightly creamy, finish. Slightly watery texture. An good dark lager.
lukin (516) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Deep brown, small off white head. Aroma is light roasted malts, some chocolate. Taste has some notes of raisins, nutty, sweet and light. Decent.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, clear brown with off-white fizzy head. Aroma has hints of cream and subtle dark roast grain. Flavor is decent, light notes of dark roast, hints of bread and cream with a subtle earthy hop finish. Mouthfeel is light body with high carbonation. Overall, nice session brew.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour chestnut brown light beige head. Aroma cereal grain, nutty, light chocolate, light roast. Taste chocolate, light dark fruits, roasty, cereal, cocoa, nutty. MF light body good carb. Solid brew easy to drink wouldn’t search it out tho.
probstblueribbon (3281) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
341 ml bottle in a mixed pack from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 16AU11.
App.: Clear mahogany, decent light tan head.
Aroma: Fairly nice, fruity dark malts, some dark dried fruits, light, cola-like herbals, reasonably earthy, a touch of corn?, a little brown sugar, caramel, toffee, a touch savoury, with soy sauce notes, nice.
Palate: Medium body, fairly full effervescence.
Flav.: More austere than the nose, hints of dark malts in a more British fashion, earthy, slightly nutty, not as welcoming as the nose, hints of raisins; dry with some bitterness and a lacklustre finish.
One of their better offerings, though still not awesome.