mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5060-20130113] 650mL bottle. Dark chocolate peppermint roast aroma. Clear, golden brown body with a quick creamy off-white head. Toasted chocolate flavour is rich without being overpowering. Medium-full body. Good, interesting. (7/3+/8/4/15) 3.7
(c/o GregClow, w/ jercraigs)
simonblaine (469) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2014 Drank from bottle. Aroma of caramel, vanilla and brown sugar. Taste is much the same, with hints of chocolate. Fairly sweet and the vanilla caught me by surprise. I enjoyed it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bulldogops (1388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 5.5%. Dark brown pour with a minimal tan head that fades quickly to a ring. Aroma is toffee, chocolate, vanilla, hint of coffee. Strong malty notes with a hint of light hoppy bitterness in the finish. Granville’s best (of the Molson distributed lot)
TDiddy72 (8) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great seasonal beer. Lots of caramel on the nose. It is a sin to drink it in summer, though.
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper appearance. Stale/sweet aroma. A vanilla bomb with a dash of cocoa. Picked this beer up in Toronto in the spring of 2013.
lukin (540) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
can. Pours reddish-purple, little head. Aroma is cream soda and cotton candy. Taste is as sweet as the aroma suggests. Not for me.
Reimer96 (1644) - 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 (1968) - , 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 (5357) - 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 (3401) - 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.