piscator34 (2005) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned sample via gregclow. Deep amber in colour with average carbonation. Aromas are mainly of caramel and lightly toasted malts, along with a wiff of grapefruit. Flavor wise thereís a whole lotta toast, caramel, and candied oranges. Some bread dough becomes apparent near the finish. A bit heavy and dark for an APA, but a fairly good beverage nonetheless.
Atlove (41) - USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Devils Pale Ale pours (from a can, actually) a clear red-amber with a thin ivory head. This is a heavy beer for a pale ale, with lots of caramel malt and hops. The whole í6í theme with ingredients is cool, and yields a fairly balanced beer, but not the best.
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting premise for a beer. Pours a clear brownish-amber with a brief head. Aroma is sweet malt, light hops, pretty macro-ish. Tastes likewise - plenty of crystal, slightly stale hops. Tastes more like an attempt on an ESB (slightly nutty character) than an American Pale Ale. Body is thin and marginally carbonated. Thanks to robinboyer for the trade - gotta try everything once!
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I first tried this on December 30, 2007 after purchasing from my local LCBO outlet. First, allow me to write what is on the side of the can
666 kilograms of malt
6.66 kilograms of hops
66.6 minutes of boiling
6.6.06 Date of Conception
This beer poured a translucent dark red, it was beautiful. The head was white, very thin, and disappeared quite quickly. The aroma was sweet malt, a little hops, and a faint touch of licorice. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied, salightly creamy, and mildly carbonated. The flavour is primarily malts, with a little bit of sourness. There was no detectable hop presence in the flavour. <
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel malts and fruity esters suggesting raisins and plums are strong in the nose. Clear deep brown body is topped by a shy but decent tan fine bubbled head that recedes to a lasting cover. Raisins and caramel are strong also in the flavour with some doughy malt character but very little hop flavour apparent and restrained bitterness that is only just enough to keep the sweetness from cloying. Somewhat thin and perhaps a bit astringent light body with moderate carbonation. Can (LCBO at Summerhill, Nov-07) sampled with Beershine and Oakes.
AWS9 (514) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2014 Re-rate time! Pours deep ruby brown with thick, foamy head. Roasted almond and malt aroma. Heavy malt taste, with a hint of hops. Some nuttiness. Not a great balance between malt and hops (how about 66.6 kg of hops?) Solid, but ultimately flawed. Re-rate: bit more hop kick on re-taste kicks this up a couple notches.
markas101 (1932) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl can, Shelburne. Dark brown colour, thick foamy head. Strong but balanced malt and hop aroma. Sweet caramel malt flavor, almost shandy like, with bitter finish under all the sweetness. Nice for one but wouldnít want to drink too many!
dangermoose (9) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2007 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown like a porter with two fingers of eggshell coloured head that dissipates quickly. Very little carbonation. Aroma has notes of black licorice and some spices. Initially there are some spring tastes like fresh cut grass. This opens up into a pleasant hoppy bitterness that persists for a while.
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from trade with Matt7215. Half inch white head that recedes quickly. Dark on top, pale on the bottom. No bubbles. Aromas of sweet caramel and malt. Mild alcohol smell. Hoppy bitter taste. Well balanced, medium body. Too bad this is canned, Iíd love a bottle or a pint of this one.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Chestnut appearance and excellent head-retention for a canned beer. Aromas of orange custard, milk chocolate, dark malt and the faintest touch of coffee. Hefty palate offers a creamy flush of malt. Dark chocolate flavour evolves to bitter coffee towards the finish, with a nutty/buttery quality surviving throughout. Good to very good.