mansquito (3297) - 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 (3674) - 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 (427) - 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 (673) - 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 (2871) - 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 (437) - 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.
cyrenaica (966) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I tried this beer on July 18, 2011 after purchasing a 6 pack from my local LCBO outlet. The beer poured a translucent reddish-brown with a very thin white head. The aroma was roasted malt, weak coffee, some caramel, and weak fruit. The mouthfeel was thin to medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is both bitter and sour malt, with a hint of sweetness.