samzim (262) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hoppy aroma with chocolate and coffee notes. Opaque, near-black colour. Citrus front with espresso finish; mild bitterness sustained. Medium body and carbonation. Pretty nice.
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Trade from Sammy- An assertive nose of resin, roasted malts and suggestions of bitter coffee. A handsome espresso hued foamy head sits atop an almost black pour providing abuntant lacing. The palate is overall bitter - malt driven up front giving way to a hoppy finish and aftertaste. Burnt malts, black coffee, while resin flavors round out the taste. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, how can you not like a a beer with humorous art work and labeling?
sudomorph (744) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
473ml can. Pours nearly black with a one finger, tan head that sticks around forever and laces well. Aroma has well blended notes of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, citrus, pine, and resin. Yum. Taste is a strong bitter with notes of caramel, pine, resin, milk and bitter chocolate, and a drawn out bitter aftertaste. Very mild alcohol taste. Well hidden. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Creamy texture in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall lots of flavour. Caramel, pine, resin, milk and bitter chocolate. Would get again.
RhetoricalAns (417) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Black pour, thick creamy tan head great lacing. Aroma is coffee, espresso, roasted malt, hoppy as well. Body is nicely balanced, strong hop flavors. Full round body, alcohol is pleasantly present, not overwhelming.
markas101 (1932) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap, Brothers bistro, Ottawa, Canada. Jet black, off white head. Hop and coffee aroma. Black cherry flavor, bright juniper finish.
Eructoblaster (3154) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brothers Beer Bistro (Ottawa, ON). Opaque black body with a thin beige creamy head. Good malty/hoppy aroma with fruity, vanilla, and chocolate hints. Alcohol is very well hidden. Its well balanced malty/hoppy taste carries chocolate, roasty, and vineous notes. Ends with a long, warming, bittersweet finish. Enjoyable.
Lubiere (10551) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark brown DIPA with a thin lacing brown head. In aroma, a beautiful fragrant mix of floral hops and citrus pulp, light meaty notes, light mint. In mouth, a nice bitter chocolate malt with resinous floral hops, grapefruit pulp, balanced and pleasing. On tap at Brother’s Beer Bistro.
deepeary (207) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tall boy from brewery. Pours black as coal with head the colour of espresso foam that leaves a mess of lacing. Smell is all grapefruit and sweet mango. Creamy mouthfeel but well carbonated. Sweet, slightly toasted malt balanced with citrus, and a bitter finish with some booze warming. Some cocoa/coffee aftertaste notes arise after the bitterness fades. Great stuff.
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from the brewery.
Pours a deep brown with a huge fluffy eggshell head.
Smells nutty and roasty with a big hop character.
Tastes very bitter along with some roastiness. Alcohol is quite warming.
Freaky_tiki (658) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Saturday night tall boy pour is blacker than Tim Hudak’s heart with a plump burnt sugar cap. Aroma is rich & hoppy. Man, this brew goes down smooth. Quite surprising seeing that it clocks in at 10%. A fantastic take on the style. Grabbed these cans from the brewery after a disastrous drive from Leslieville. Luckily this brew is worth it.