MrFecesious (734) - British Columbia, - 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.
WheatKing (1126) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Pours very dark brown, dissipating beige head. Nose is roast, chocolate, licorice, wood. Flavour is same, licorice more up-front, some cherry cough syrup from the mixture of the flavours and alcohol that coats the mouth a bit, pretty thin mouthfeel. I didn’t read that it was oaked but now that makes sense.
Alanthebeerguy (104) - - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark winter ale. Smells of cocoa, vanilla some booze like rye. Taste is smooth, chocolate malts, vanilla and toffee, bit if orange. Had a rye like undertone.
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pintbypint (2355) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml brown bottle. Pours very dark brown, near black. Small creamy head on top. Nose has lots of cocoa and chocolate malt. The beer has cocoa and chocolate malt flavours, bit of citrus. Finishes with chocolate malts, late bitterness. Aftertastes of citrus peel and chocolate malt and some toastiness. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Enjoyable winter warmer.
DuffMan (6076) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Christmas dinner with in-laws. Dark brown, beige head. Rich chocolate, quite fudgey actually, some prunes too. Nice vanilla sweetness presumably from the barrel. Full bodied and very well balanced, surprising in a good way. MUCH better than any other BC winter seasonal I’ve tried this year, and possibly one of Fernie’s best. Very enjoyable.
bulldogops (1009) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating #846 - December 20, 2013 - 2 oz sample from a 650ml bottle courtesy of Curtis from Fernie Brewing. 8%. Pours a rich black-brown with a prominent offwhite head, decent retention. Aroma is toffee, burnt sugar, nutmeg, cocoa bean, mild citrus. Medium carbonation, medium-high alcohol warmth. Palate is sticky burnt sugar, mild vanilla and cocoa, lots of espressoey roast malt bitterness. Great winter beer. Would have easily competed with OK Spring and Granville Winter Ales if in 6 packs.
stantheman (563) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2013 On tap at Bitter Tasting Room and in 650 ml bomber from Legacy Liquor, both in Vancouver. A black beer with a modest tan head. A very pleasantly sweet, fruity and malty ale. Impressions of chocolate. Absolutely delicious. Yes!
sulawang (525) - 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 (3211) - Surrey, 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 (1405) - 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.