sulawang (408) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours extra dark brown with a nice foamy head, good retention, micro CO2, sticky lacing, non-visible activity. Sweet malts and light roast on the nose.
Attack: 6/10-sweetness, creamy/silky mouthfeel throughout
Mid-palate: sweet malts, light roast coffee, creamy chocolate, citrus overtones
Finish: silky buttery mouthfeel, light sourness, light roast-med bitter coffee long finish
Robust, flavourful, full-bodied, and balanced brew from Fernie. Good value for such a delicious beer.
Crit (3070) - New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, small tan head.Nose of malt,brown sugar,dark fruits.More of same in taste with dry malt & light roastiness
Gerbeer (854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with full tan head that settles quickly. Aromas of watery burnt malts, dark chocolate and chicory. Quickly dissipating flavors of chocolate and roasted malts with a faint hint of orange. Highly carbonated on the tongue and a bit oily at the same time.
MrFecesious (324) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share. Almost completely black with a bubbly light tan cap. A seaweed, roasted nuts, mocha, chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, light chocolate. I wish the taste was a bit more exciting like the aroma. Ooh. A burp leaves a bit of a dry zesty malt.
fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Legacy Liquor Store, Vancouver
Black color, medium sized creamy head, beige. Mild aroma of roasted malt, firewood, fresh. Smooth mouthfeel, lean body, with good flavour of roasted malt, some dark chocolate, light leather, very light liquorice. The bitterness is rather low.
Pleasant , balanced.
mcberko (4045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of burnt roasted malt, some spices, sort of a chicory note, and burnt wood. Flavour is bizarre, binging out burnt roasted malt, some slightly tart notes, wood, chicory / licorice, and some slight sweetness. Bizarre flavours all over the place without much cohesion, but it’s still mildly enjoyable. Good stuff, but could use some more crafting to cut out the harsh edges.
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Black, starts with a fair head. Don’t taste the alcohol. Aroma has a bit of charcoal at the start and then a lingering dark malt scent. Smooth beer with a building charcoal laced roast malt flavour with some nice chocolate notes.
reebtogi (3259) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours black in color with a finger and a half of light tan head that retains well and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is strong chocolate with some roasted notes. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with a roasted grain and orange zesty bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with some nice carbonation leaving a pleasant sensation on the palate. Overall, this is a well done winter ale and definitely recommended.