DerWeg (1494) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2005 Half liter can. Pours dark and smoothly carbonated, very Britiish style NO widget, forms medium silky head. Toffe/caramel aromas emerge. Drinks very smooth and balanced, intentionally lighter body with measured notes of fruit and fleeting hints of tart/sourness. Feels great on the palate. Hops are well integrated and show only as complimenting the general balance. Very quaffable yet refined and satisfying brew, I could drink a few of these quite enjoyably. Thanks for stocking this nice handcrafted ’true to type’ beer, LCBO!<P>It’s all in your expectations.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
clear dark brown colour. dark malt aroma with mild smoke and caramel. flavour is sweet with mild roasty flavbours. soft bitterness.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Minimal head, cola like appearance.
Carmel and fruity aroma - quite nice, not overpowering.
Decent taste, but kind of innocuos. A bitter tasete left behind, but not the sort of hoppiness I would have expected or enjoyed.
A decent but underwhelming drinking experience.
harperwood9 (16) - milton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quality beer, pours Dark,tastse like a lager. Good price-point. Pleasantly smooth with little after-taste!
shadey (1900) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour with red edges. Some head. Rich smokey aroma. Nice. Light body with some nice flavors. Overall a light bodied beer with very drinkable flavor.
Oakes (12612) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber-brown colour. Slightly toasty aroma. Flavour is toasty, chocolatey. It’s a little thin but tastes fine enough.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Darker amber in color. Cola flavors along with some burnt malt little to no hop prescence. Thinner palate. Need some adjusting.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Radekfest ’05. Rich amber color with a thin head. Aromas of toffee and caramel. Taste is thin bodied with some roasted malts up from and no real hop bitterness. Not much going on here.
mds (2209) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
can. dark brown body, small off-white head. strange perfumey aroma. a touch of smoke in there too. medium carbonation. the flavour was a little bit subtle and not entirely interesting. there might have been a little bit of chocolate malt in there. not too crazy about this one.
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I believe that this was brougt by Doug Shoemaker - thanks! Lets through a bit of ruby light. Lots of cola in the nose, a little earthy/chocolate malt. Flavor is watery dark roasted malt. Slightly nutty finish.