tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Huge, overly sweet cherry aroma evokes cough syrup. Clear amber body is topped by a low tan head that recedes to a thin partial cover and slight ring. Sweet black cherry soda flavour with a slight wheat-like tartness notable in the finish. Medium body with fair carbonation. Could be crisper to offset the sweetness. Sampled on cask at Dix (Caskival 2007).
Oakes (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cherry red colour. The aroma is of rather candyish black cherry. Very cherry flavour, some oiliness on the palate. This actually lends it a hint of balance. Well, it’s candy - like Todd said almost cough syrupy, but OTOH it doesn’t have any of the typical Dockside off-notes so it’s going to rank as one of their better recent outings.
CapFlu (4959) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(Draught) Pours a red body with a thick, creamy pink foamy head. Nose is very sweet. DAMN --- this is too goddamn sweet, its like drinking a whole bottle of cherry cough syrup.