sseb69 (1360) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cannete 473 ml. 5%. Couleur ambrée-orange foncé. Arôme de malt torréfié, caramel et noix. Goût de noix, un peu de bois, caramel. Douce en bouche. Finale avec une très légère amertume. Se boit très bien....excellente beer.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2011 Pour mahogany cream tan head decent lace. Aroma grain, cereal, roast, bread, caramel. Taste roast, cereal, grain, caramel, chocolate, quite mild. MF medium body fine fizzy carb. Solid easy to drink beer.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
473ml Can in Powassan, Ontario 08/11/2010
Fruity hop aroma. Dark coloured smooth on the palate and fruity. A little sweet with a hint of dryness in a lasting roast malt finish.
manuchampions (1219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from LCBO. Pours a red tinged dark brown with a thin beige head. Aroma is dominated by overly roasted, slightly burnt malts. Flavour is better; notes of licorice, caramel, dark chocolate, and a light smokiness in the finish. The palate is a little thin and watery. A very good attempt at a quality English brown.
czar (3271) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours dark reddish with a brown tint, nice creamy beige head, good retention. roasted malts and wood accords, some cough drop medicine, lightly hopped - grassy, and creamy, oily texture. soft carbonation, medium to full body. lightly sweet. was i impressed with this one!
FlashParker (85) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample pack. Mount Albert, Canada.
Woody aroma. Is barky a word? This is barky. I dig it; nice and strong, like I was hoping it would be. Great pour, deep mahogany. Solid head. Starts of very well. Very creamy taste - silky smooth. Instant gratification. Woody, malty, choco. a little thin for my liking, but that’s a minor thing. Otherwise, I am impressed by this guy.
Hammy78 (660) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can sample purchased at the LCBO. Aroma is of caramel and a little roasted malt. Taste is of roasted malt and caramel and a little chocolate. Quite enjoyable.
thorongil2 (917) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(can) clear amber colour with medium tan head; aromas of bread, caramel, roast; clean watery flavour with light bitter finish
spankafied (3) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful full flavor, well suited to rich stews and roasts featuring slow cooked red meats.
Frothmeister (479) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
473ml can. Pours a clear dark reddish brown with an off-white head. Lots of sweet malt on the nose, with cocoa, faint smoke and wood. Thin bodied, considerable sweetness with again, cocoa notes, brown sugar, woodiness, and light bitterness in the finish. Very watery, and heavily carbonated. It’s been years since I’ve had Hockley Dark, and I’m positive this is not the same beer. A huge let down.