AWS9 (631) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2009 Bottle. Judging by the insanity of the label, they’ve certainly taken a new approach to their marketing strategy since the Confederation Ale days haha... Light amber brown, slight head. Hoppy malt aroma. Hoppy taste, though surprisingly smooth as well. Some caramel and a malty base. Good stuff overall.
AleRider78 (630) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"I like that there’s always a clever/funny message under the bottle caps. Mine says "That’s what she said". Ok, not that funny. Well, this one poured a dark amber colour with a thin layer of head, just a bit foamy. Has good lacing. Hops are strong in the aroma but mixed well with the malts. Also a bit of barley, grains, somewhat smokey. Flavours are also very hoppy but not as in your face as their Smashbomb IPA. Much more subdued and actually pretty smooth. Very good."
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2010 Re-rate, from the bottle - aroma much cleaner with more citrus and floral qualities from the Amarillo coming through. Flavour similar to the original, but again, it seems that this batch is fresher and a touch hoppier. Really nice bitterness and a bit of sourness as well, but certainly not off-putting. This one is evolving very nicely and is certainly a beer to keep an eye on, as the brewer has been experimenting with increased hop levels on each batch. I, for one, am happy to be along for the ride. And I’m sure this will warrant a re-rate in a year or so when the recipe is dialled in. Original rating: On tap at C’est What - came a brown/red mix with a good sticky white cap that lasts for a long time. Muted aroma with some woody/piney hop and a touch of chocolate. Flavour much the same - I was hoping for something a bit bolder, but it seems at best to be a muted Tankhouse. Still good, just not great.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unfiltered Draught @ Muskoka Beer Festival: Pours amber, cloudy, very nice marshmallow head on top. Aroma is nice and hoppy with floral and citrus notes, some bready malts promised. Flavour is nice and hoppy - this is from Ontario!? - with a great balancing maltiness. I’ve never enjoyed Robert Simpson so this is a definite move in the right direction.
LarryBeast (611) - - JUL 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 355 ml bottle. Pours a very deep amber/brown -- beer bottle-coulour -- with thin, foamy white head. Aroma of roasted Corn Flakes with resiny (weedlike) hops. Flavour is very bitter. Medium-bodied with a flat mid-palate blank spot that gives it a soda water quality. Abrupt finish; the bitter hopiness disappears quickly after each sip. More flash than substance.
Senap (609) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tämligen intetsägande med en viss dragning åt Brown Ale hållet. Ska man dricka apa finns det bättre att välja.
JRock72 (605) - - DEC 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear brown with medium head. This is a good beer. Finish is watery though.
HippyHop (601) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice caramel colour, almost amber. First whiff is huge hop resin, which is strange because it’s not a hoppy beer at all. After it breathes a bit the malt character starts to come through: sweet caramel, a bit of hay/grass. Taste is both sweet and bitter without actually being either. Finish is dry and floral with a hint of pine. If nothing else this beer is very well-named.
BrewTom (586) - - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A sweet smelling hoppy beer with a lingering bitter finish.
Rated by BrewTom
huineman (582) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy dark amber. Thick bone-colored head.
Smells quite strongly of honey and molasses. And that’s all.
Soft and pungent. Long bitter finish.