herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thankfully currently on tap at Jack Astor’s. Black with a fizzy tan head. Aroma was nice. Rosted malt, coffee, a little vanilla. Light and soft. Smooth with a slightly sweet finish. This is the best Hop City beer I’ve had yet.
JeongWoo (2) - - JUL 30, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
첫 맛은 마치 달지않은 맥콜을 마시는듯한 느낌
보리의 향이 확 올라온다.
아로마 마져 콜라같은 그런 느낌.
코로나 같이 엄청 부드럽진 않지만 꽤 부드럽고 스무스하게 넘어간다.
생각 산 맥주인데 매우. 상당히 맛이 좋음.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Clarkdvm (456) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft in Toronto. Black pour. Thin. Cocoa very evident. Definitely not a stout (bartender tried to say was like Guinness). Not bitter. Enjoyable
Eructoblaster (3842) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Works (Ottawa, ON). Pours a black body with brown glints and an average, beige creamy/frothy head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with roasted cereals and coffeeish hints. Its well balanced malty/hoppy taste carries roasty, herbal, and some chocolate notes. Ends with s decent bitter/roasty finish. Good stuff.
portwood (169) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell: caramel, espresso, chocolate.
Taste: sweet, medium body, roasted malt.
Finish: bittersweet, plum skin, hint of smoke & roasted chestnuts.
(can code A15612 12:33)
ametras (1313) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Dark brown with a frothy beige head. Flavors are roasted cereals, chocolate and toffee with fruity and nutty notes. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, slick texture.
ILduce (254) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can LCBO: black beer with a tan head. Nose is chocolate and malt. Chocolate covered plums, toffee, and cream in it’s flavour. Nice medium body with a slick mouthfeel. True to the style and good for a one-off.
Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby black with massive tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, burnt malt, fruit cake, and raisins. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, raisin. burnt malt, toffee, and black licorice . Has a creamy medium body with average carbonation, also a little dry feeling with good lacing.
Subliminal64 (103) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another Hop City product, and another favorite.
Smells very faintly of malt. Almost a licorice smell.
Pours a dark brown with no visible light through it. Head stays to the end.
Taste is not overpowering of malt. No booze taste.
Decent amount of carbonation. Small bubbles. Little aftertaste.
Overall I was so happy with this purchase. Had on draft at The Works in London. Will be looking for this one again.
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TheJester (2533) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Ashburnham Ale House. Looks about right. Mild, pleasant aroma has a little roast, a little toffee. The flavour is surprisingly complex, with some flavours more typical of a stout. Only more restrained. A solid, very flavourful lager.
Bierdimpfe (327) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost opaque black color with a copper hue and no visible activity. Creamy light brown 3 finger head lasting around 6 minutes with some average legs.
Aromas and flavors of toffee, cocoa, chocolate, nuts, fruits, herbal spices. Good balanced taste of sweet caramel and hints of dark fruits and chocolate, with a slightly bitter roasted earthy coffee feel.
Creamy light body with delicate carbonation. Well intensified finish ending with slightly bitter and spicy, dry and smoky, earthy and coffee mouthcoating.
Overall : Well flavored but a little thin and missing a bit of freshness. A good accessible "light stout" craft that feels like an Irish red ale.