WoodersonMB (16) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy mahogany with an off white creamy looking head. Caramel and toffee flavours abound in this nicely hopped, malt happy beverage!
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stantheman (362) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Met in New West. A nice dark ruby color. Well balanced hop and malt blend. Rich and somewhat fruity. Nicely done.
wintyguy (68) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a gorgeous red with a very nice head, visually very appealing. Aroma I find quite minimal in grassy, herbaceous hops, nice. The taste is right up my alley, a good session beer. Dry, like no sweetness, The bitter hops fill out the mouthfeel, but not over bearing. Fairly acidic. Gotta be a lot of two row and some sorta caramel malts, maybe some crystal. There is a viscous touch of something choco/cacao/vanilla something that is good. All in all, another Howe Sound winner.
GothGargoyle (570) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper with a small pale head. Aroma is honey, raisin, plum, date, toffee, grape - from the aroma alone you would almost pick it as anBerleywine. Reasonably light on the palate, well balanced with a bitter finish. Taste is raisin, date, caramel and burnt toast. A good example of a Bitter.
cards04 (826) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2012 Very pleasant beer. Pours amber with creamy white head. Some lacing. Smooth on the palate. Smells like sweet bready malts, and pine-like hops. More of the same flavours..sweet, floral, bitter. Very well balanced.
dreamflower (343) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 10, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye. It certainly is bitter like the name says. As it turns out, this style is not my favourite. Enjoy the aroma more than the taste. It achieves what it sets out to do but itís not my favourite style, at least I havenít acquired a taste for this style yet.
northropfrye (1352) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2011 Bottle. Dark reddish brown colour with off white head, heavy carbonation. Aroma is bitter citrus, a little pissy. Nice fresh grapefruit taste. Some malt. Decently balanced.
piscator34 (1798) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled sample. Dark copper in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of orange marmalade, ginger pound cake, and dried leaves. On the palate, things start off with a nice blend of pear and pale malt, but some very astringent husky grain flavours creep in mid sip, along with notes of dead grass and caramel. I like what the yeast has done here, but the astringent grains have really had a bad effect here. Too bad.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Single bottle purchased in Vancouver, BC on 03/11/2011. Colour: Light brown with traces of orange. Medium height slightly off-white head. Nose: Malt and hops jump out as if fighting for the lead, or running away from the chilli pepper that might be following them. Pecans and Coca-cola whisper together in the background, while a slight but stubborn chocolate presense sits alone in silence. Taste: Medium sweet, medium-high bitter, light sour. Gummi bears jump at me first (or perhaps wine gums?). Chocolate then comes about rather sweet at first but becomes more and more bitter as it roles around the palate. The malt and hops come running by again late and decide to stop and hang around long after the liquid is gone, and they run in great tandem too! Somewhere lost in the great chase is a touch of fruit as well. Really solid stuff, aside from just the smallest fraction sweet.
rwgould (300) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Had a sampler glass at the brewery. Aroma: nothing. at all. Appearance: clear brown, no head. Palate: dry, oh so dry. Taste: very bitter (surprise!) but no flavour. Couldnít finish.