Papillon (379) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
473 mL Can. Deep amber body with a thin but tenacious foamy white head leaving ample lace. Aroma of sweet light malts with grassy hops and a floral note. The flavor speaks of a light body; refreshing but without being short on taste. Light sweet malts with just the right amount of hops to make it a great session beer. The light sweet malts and soupçon of toasted malts linger off into a clean finish seeming to invite the beer drinker to take another sip. I’m taking some of this on my next fishing trip.
MarkoR (536) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I really liked that beer. Interesting aroma with traces of wood. Better than Rickard’s Red. Amber colour. Drinked in bottle.
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
341ml bottle from the LCBO. note: black label bottle with red writing. I believe this beer has been improved since its inception. Reviewing the new bottle from 2011. Pours clear off-red with minimal white head. caramel and malt aroma. Simple sweet taste of caramel malt. highly drinkable but nothing exceptional.
gilvanblight (801) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Burnt Sienna colour with a very light soapy head. Smokey warm and slighly nutty scent. Watery at first but then a nice malty rise. Thick flavourful finish. Rahter nice. I could see drinking this all night. The more I have the more I like it. Wish this was avaliable locally all the time.
sudomorph (707) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
473ml can from the brewery.
Pours a crystal clear, dark caramel colour with a one finger, off-white head that thins fast. Mild ring lacing clings to the glass.
Aroma has notes of bread and caramel, with hints of vanilla, laced with roasted malts.
Taste is a balanced bitter with a bready caramel finish.
Low-medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Crisp and fairly clean in the mouth. Highly drinkable and moderately refreshing.
Overall not bad. Nothing offensive but nothing that blows me away. Definitely more malt forward but that isn’t a bad thing. I would probably buy again to switch it up from the IPAs. Could be a good well rounded brew to have around to offer to people that might not like a more crafted taste. Cheers!
TaktikMTL (6016) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 341ml achetée à la LCBO (Barrie, ONT). Arôme: Légère odeur terreuse avec une pointe de pomme. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel fruité. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #708)
Barnabus (52) - Niagara, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the OCB pack. Good mouth-feel is the best I can say. The aroma is lightly sweet with no hops. A pronounced caramel flavour. Strangely though, I enjoyed it overall.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted at TFOB. Dark colour, I see the style here is American dark. Over carbonated composition. Light malty taste, little or no apparent hop flavour.
Sammy (8910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think they have strengthened the formula from previous years. This brewery concentrates on sweet things and is brewing cake with beer, ice cream with beer. That’s its target niche. This brew is carmelized malt. There’s good carbonization here.
HogTownHarry (6129) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8oz draught sample at Toronto Festival of Beers August 5, 2010. Lovely bright and clear reddish-copper with an average off-white to tan head (4-). Slight caramel aroma, quite grassy and a little sweet - just light hints of roast and alcohol, once again no bitterness to speak of. Taste follows - simple, with light caramel roast, some grassiness, no alcohol, and some bitterness, initially a tad metallic. Average, somewhat syrupy mouthfeel, light carbonation, quick-finishing, just a slight lingering vague bitterness left behind - not bad.