jdobbs (264) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a dark reddish amber with a small beige head. Aroma of dry caramel malts, bready malts, and some pungent resinous hops. Flavour is very round, full of dry caramel malts, resinous hops, and some very subtle fruity notes. Extremely well-balanced but the flavour profile isnít anything special. Good stuf
jercraigs (7294) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013-06-22. Crisp dark red amber body with a nice beige head and lace. Aroma is pleasant, leafy hops over pleasantly sweet malt base. Flavour is similar, leafy green hops, light bitter over layer and finish but the middle is sweet malt. 7++ Average to medium bodied palate, modest carbonation. Relatively simple but quite enjoyable. Session Festival 2013
Lubiere (9301) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A reddish copper ale with a thick mocha head. In aroma, sweet pungent caramel malt with resinous and catty hops, and faint sulfur. In mouth, a nice pungent treacle malt with light menthol and resinous citrusy hops, well made.
MrFecesious (734) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at London Pub. Clear amber, minimal cap. Consistent lacing. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, raisin, prunes, hay. Taste is more raisin & prunes, caramel, grapefruit, pine. VERY smooth drinking. 9.5%? This could easily get ya in trouble.
stantheman (563) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewpub in Surrey, and bomber purchased at Liberty Wine Merchants on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. Dropped in for a glass at Critís recommendation, and itís a doozy! The first thing one naturally notices is the deep red colour. A nice beige head on itís shoulders as well. Hops and fruit on the nose. Itís very much like an imperial IPA, but with more fruit. I canít tease out the fruit flavours here, but thereís an impression of raspberry and other berry fruits. Delicious!
Note: Description on Ratebeer lists alcohol content at 8.5%, whereas my bottle label says 9.5%. I sent in a correction, but no change so far.
Gerbeer (1403) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2013 650 ml bottle. Pours a dark red/brown with medium foamy head. Aromas of brown sugar, roasted malts, dark sour fruit and citrus. Flavors of piney hops, roasted malts, dough, and prunes/figs. Some alcohol notes. Quite good.
Crit (3209) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sparkling chestnut,lasting beige head.Piney hop nose.Citrus hop profile,good malt in back. Huge long hop finish. Medium alcohol heat
Ferris (1865) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Flowery hops, grapefruit and candy malts. Clear amber with a rich thin tan head. Spicy, grapefruit, dark malts and nice bitterness. Alcohol is not evident and finished bitter.
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mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep walnut-tinged ruby red with an overripe fruity aroma - think brown bananas - and a light note of sweet mash. Short head but plenty of foam & lace with great retention. Strong malty body, more damp grains, guava gives way to a hint of brown banana (again) and believe it or not, avacado & diacetyl. Since itís got such a malty backbone, the diacetyl simply tastes intentional, so itís still quite quaffable, though there is not doubt of the alcohol content of this beast. Slightly underwhelming carbonation, but nice creaminess to the body. This beer definitely has issues, but Iím not sure that I really mind.
mcberko (5196) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a dark reddish amber with a small beige head. Aroma of dry caramel malts, bready malts, and some pungent resinous hops. Flavour is very round, full of dry caramel malts, resinous hops, and some very subtle fruity notes. Extremely well-balanced but the flavour profile isnít anything special. Good stuff.