chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Meh - English beers are generally not to my liking, so this review is definitely from that angle. Tastes like a brown ale, with a little more bite and a little more fizz on the palate. Not bad - too sweet for me - but I could drink one. Almost not hops, which is what I’m missing the most.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2016
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
473 ml can. Pours a clearish ruby reddish brown with a resilient beige head. Aroma is roast, red berry, ash. Flavor is burnt caramel, ash, cherry, coffee. Finish is coffee, dark chocolate. Light body, watery mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation.
RobBestwick (807) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a can. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Pours dark brown with very minimal head and a good amount of carbonation. Roasted coffee and dark chocolate flavour - very malty. Medium body. Long sweet finish.
cmacklin (767) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
473ml can. Pours a clear red-brown with a small, short lived, beige head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, chocolate, nuts and a hint of vanilla. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and nuts with a slightly bitter coffee finish. Light body with a watery texture and lively carbonation. Ok.
ChadPoole (204) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
473ml can in a shaker. Pours deep brow with a tan head. Nice chocolate malt aroma. Good blend of chocolate and roasted coffee taste, with a medium body. Enjoyable beer
Tranquillity (1775) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark body, small beige head. The aroma is malty, and flavor chocolatey. This was was from a can.
ryanhunter_4 (210) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
473 ml can poured at Rogers Centre at Jays playoff game! Smell is caramel and malt. Taste is awesome malt. Great beer.
AleRider78 (588) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1L bottle with ceramic swivel top from LCBO. Pours a good size frothy beige head and has a dark amber brownish appearance. Pretty decent lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, hints of vanilla, mocha and coffee. Flavours are pretty sweet and chocolatey. Lots of roasted malt and coffee notes as well as cocoa. Nice sweetness lingers on the palate. Good retention.
Metalflake (73) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from the LCBO. Poured into a pint glass, deep brown ale with reddish highlights around the edge of the glass. 1cm beige head that disappeared quickly. Aromas of molasses, chocolate and leather, with some ripe dark fruit in there as well. Floral hoppiness, not too pronounced. Sweet and nutty. Thin and slick on the palate, lightly carbonated. Warm alcohol finish, but not too powerful. Nothing that really wows, but eminently drinkable. I could session this one easily.
crossovert (11015) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
473ml can. A "dark" ale, has the same marmite-like english yeast character of the 3 beers in their mix pack, maybe the most palatable of the 3 along with the golden, still nothing notable.
shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
473 mL can. Pours moderate to dark brown with a thin cap of white head. Nose is leathery cocoa, sweet malt, nut and dark bread. Mildly herbal. Light sweetness followed up with a touch of roast and mild hop bitterness. Light bodied with modest carbonation. A nice brown.