Reimer96 (844) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark amber color with a small off white head that leaves some lace. Aroma of vanilla and sweet chocolate cocoa. Taste is much of the same tons of vanilla and chocate flavors, too overwhelming and too artificial.
thorongil2 (917) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(can) dark reddish amber with medium tall brown head; aromas of vanilla, stewed fruit; dry simple flavour with light sour finish
Boutip (4292) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear deep amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of caramelized sugar and light toffee notes with subtle fruity ester are quite interesting. Taste is also a great mix between some caramelized sugar and toffee while retaining a good balance of sweetness with some light subtle fruity ester. Body is about average with good carbonation. Easily drinkable winter warmer style beer with just enough complexity.
probstblueribbon (2623) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
341 ml bottle in a mixed pack from TBS, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 01DE12.
App.: Deep clear ruby mahogany with a decent light tan froth.
Aroma: Intense milk chocolate and vanilla, so much vanilla, hints of dark dried fruit and rich deep malts, oh, and vanilla.
Palate: Medium body, fine effervescence.
Flav.: Chocolate and vanilla, a touch of other roasted malts, oddly weak and watery at the same time, too much vanilla; dry with minimal bitterness and a somewhat watery, vanilla-rich finish.
Too much vanilla and not enough of anything else.
RxForHealth (114) - - MAR 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
473 mL can from the LCBO. I really wanted to like this beer more. The first thing you notice when you pour it, is the aroma of vanilla. On the palate is some hops but still a strong vanilla taste. Same with the finish. Not a bad pint, but not a beer that I would have more than one.
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patlab (17) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent winter beer that has a great aroma of vanilla and a taste reminiscent of mint chocolate. Wonderful flavour, aroma and taste. Great find.
yrstruly (294) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL can. Pours clear with a rocky head and large bubbles. Aroma is of cherry cola and malt. Taste is of cedar and vanilla, and very malty. The carbonation is higher than it should be, and results in a light body that shouldn’t be the case for the style. Unique aroma and taste that are brought down by a lackluster body and finish.
mnurda (1050) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the tasting room
In Vancouver. Huge vanilla finish. Very sweet. Quite enjoyed this one
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Cinctus (139) - - MAR 3, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Strong creaminess with plenty of chocolate flavour. Gets sickening half way through, but is a tasty gimmick on first sip.
Metalchopz (2015) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Granville 12-bottle mixer pack at The Beer Store. Pours a clean copper colour with a big frothy off-white head, great retention and lots of dirty lace. Sweet and spicy nose with caramel, chocolate, grass and hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and nuts. Nice, mildly creamy mouthfeel. Mostly chocolate taste with the malt, light alcohol and a light nutty finish. Was not expecting chocolate in this one, but must admit this mixes well with the spices. Quite interesting.