HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
341mL bottle. Pours a dark brown copper colour with a moderate off white head. Looks pretty filtered. Roasty caramel brown sugar, toasted bread aroma. Coffee and toast a bit more evident on taste. Hint of coffee. Body a little watery, but clean and smooth. Overall, something that would be easy to drink a few of.
mansquito (4334) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Victory Cafe, Toronto cask: Pours a dark brown with a small head. Aroma is ambiguously malty. Taste is slightly sweet. Body is far too light to be a solid brew. I had difficulty finishing this because I had very little desire to drink the whole thing. This was a disappointment at best.
solidfunk (5661) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some smell of bitter hops and a follow through that has a hint of coffee on it, a nutty bitter. A medium body with an alright amber colour and virtually no head. Not bad. Bottle.
IWillBeLight (9) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2011 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Pours transparent reddish brown. No head. Mild aroma of coffee and caramel. Light body with thin lightly carbonated texture. Good, but nothing special.
OntBeerDrinker (500) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2011
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
This ones a bite weird and a little diff from other dark ALES i had. Dark beers rule! This one is watery,heavy,I can notise the english hops after the watery part(but in a diff way)AND then some brown sugar ruffness with some chocolate in the taste. I do like this one but its a bit weird a little. Fire brewed old style
thb (765) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear red-brown with thin head. Aroma - chocolate, grains, licorice. Taste is reasonably well balanced between sweet/bitter, perhaps a bit of a sugary sweetness in there. Carbonation seems harsh and distracting.
probstblueribbon (3348) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341 ml bottle in a mixed 6-pack from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear mahogany with a so-so tan head.
Aroma: Fairly assertive fruity, sweet, slightly nutty and earthy malts, brown sugar, some toffee/treacle notes, a little coffee and darker malts, a bit brothy/savoury, a little soy sauce, nice.
Palate: Medium body, reasonably nice effervescence.
Flav.: Quite savoury, soy sauce, umami?, a bit of coffee, some of the sweeter malt notes, though certainly less than the nose, a touch nutty/earthy, quite malt forward; dry with fair bitterness and a pleasant, clean dark-roasted malt finish.
This is the reason for buying the OCB Holiday Pack. Not the entirely compelling, but close enough.
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
341 ML refrigerated bottle purchased from the F&M Brewery in Guelph. Pours dark ruby brown/black with a decently thick white head. Sweet rich malt aroma with a bit of chocolate, mildly carbonated. malty and smooth. Highly enjoyable.
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
not much of an aroma, some faint malts. dark brown pour. some chocolate malts and light hops in the flavour. not bad
lukin (529) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
draught. Dark ruby-brown colour, thin head. Aroma of malts, yeast, some roast chocolate notes. Taste mirrors the aroma, but mouthfeel is thin and too bubbly. Ok.