Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2001
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Medium chestnut colour, some caramel and earthy malts. Nothing really wrong with it, but nothing right either. I’ve had a hundred beers just like it.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(GABF05) Crystal clear light borwn body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, nutty, some chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, nutty, caramel, some chocolate. Light-medium body. Nice for what it is.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: October 11, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear brown, fine beige head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: lightly sweet caramel malt aroma with a nice bready character, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, nice bready character, well balanced with earthy hops
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with doclock. Opened to a very loud pssst and proceeded to pour all head. Poured a medium orangish color. Aromas of caramel and roasted nuts. Tastes of the same. Thin body. I found this one to be really boring.
Sammy (8033) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2004 Nice ruby red and beautiful creamy head. Various flavour including chocolate malt and a total of 5 malts. A couple of hops there to give a bittersweet aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet side would work in Canada. Bottled version was very fresh and better with more generous hops to keep it going over some time.
DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Pat’s. Pours a great clear ruby shade, with a sizable frothy khaki head. Aroma of cabernet, slight brown sugar and nuts. Tastes caramel malty, nutty, with a walnut/hazelnut, and a good deal of cabernet grapey flavor. Medium palate with decent balance and complexity. I like this one a lot more than most, and I consider it a top tier red ale, one of the finer examples of the style that I have yet quaffed.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery, straight from the tank!
Dark red amber with a good size head but it didn't stay around too long. Nice subtle earthy, roasty aroma. Flavour is well balanced malt and bitterness with a hint of toffee hiding in it at times. Good session drinking beer.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick creamy head. Superb processed malt, reminds me of Dunkels I had in Spiz. Clean, with good character, once again lovely roast.
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (12oz). Poured deep clear copper with an average beige head. Aroma of chocolate, sour grain, light roast malt. Sort of nasty. Taste is not quite as unpleasant, but it’s still a bit vegetal and harsh - chocolate, grain, malt, not sweet, not really bitter either. Mouthfeel harsh, average body. Obviously better on tap.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear copper with a small white head. Aroma and flavour is mainly caramel. Not much hop character. Thin body. A generic type of pub-ale. Bland. My last “free” beer at the BCTC 2006, it was getting late, the official session had been over for more than an hour but some brewers were still giving beer away to finish their kegs. I wonder why there was still some Aviator Red left?