VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2008 341 ml bottle - pours coppery orange with a nice fluffy head that was lasts throughout the glass and leaves sticky lace. Interesting nose - pine, light malts, yeast, some citrus, and hops to balance. Taste is quite beautiful - sticky, resiny hops, but not overblown - sort of soft and muted, but definitely there; an expert melding with the malt and yeast - more than the sum of its parts, which is exactly what a beer should be - everything is well-balanced. Minimal carbonation is true to the style, makes it seem almost like cask. Very pleasant soft woody undertone leading to an earthy finish. Very nice. Bolder than most EPAs I’ve tried, but lighter than a typical IPA. A really good beer.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Hostex: Pours dark amber - almost red - with very, rapidly dying, head. Aroma is caramel, malt, and hops in that order. Flavour astounds; an unexpectedly tasty and earthy ale with good hopping and a terrific front palate delicate sweetness. It all comes together in great fashion, perhaps benefiting from lowered expectations from the "good" aroma.
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours amber darke with almost no head has a sorta watered down tast with hints of hops.
Trev (1947) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Light copper colour with a thin bubbly white head that fades fast.
Aroma was biscuit malty with a hint of hoppy orange peel.
Flavour was clean though a little thin and watery in the front. A present but not overly assertive hoppy bitterness in the finish.
A nice session beer, but somewhat thin in flavour.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. I was very pleasantly surprised at this beer: crisp, grassy hop notes and a compatible malt presence gives this British-style session ale the right balance to make a plain, simple, but pleasant beer. Looks good, tastes good. I usually like a bit more oomph in my beers, but this will definitely do the trick.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours an amber without any head. Lightly carbonated. Malts predominate on the nose. That continues onto the palate, but could use more hops for balance. Slightly bitter throughout. Thanks Blankboy for the bottle.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks like a sunburst of orange and red. Aromas of rain water, raspberry
and caramel, plus a good balance of malt and hops. Smooth palate leads to a
semi-chalky texture. A nice, well-balanced, fruity ale.
mds (2221) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask. Volo. hazy copper body with a small soapy white head. aroma consists of mild fruit and floral hops with nut and caramel overtones. body is flavourful - sweet cereal grains, creamy with a good hop bite that leaves a nice lasting impression. sweet sticky finish. Enjoyed thoroughly.
Lubiere (10154) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazed golden ale with a thick creamy lacing white head. Light malts and sweet aroma. In mouth, very light in body, short malt and very short British hops. Dissapears quickly with just residual bitterness. A watered down version of a good beer which i tasted a few years back, before RB.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Robe rousse. Saveurs de caramel. Très douce. Houblon de soutien. Arrière goût très court...