Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, - JUL 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark copper colour with biege head. Mild carmel malt and citric hop nose. Bitter citric hop taste with lingering bitter hop finish and malt overtones. Very well balanced.
beerplace (414) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at St. Augustine’s. Pours a clear copper. Aroma is malty and fruity. Taste is malty, caramel, with hippy (flowers) bitterness like in Czech lagers. Bready and bitter aftertaste. Quite good.
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark copper colour with biege head. Mild carmel malt and citric hop nose. Bitter citric hop taste with lingering bitter hop finish and malt overtones.
Pumpkin87 (212) - - MAY 16, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazy reddish copper with medium off-white head.
Nose mixes sweet malt, bread and resin. Palate is a similar mix, with dark raisins countered by bitter hops. It’s sort of an experimental bitter, making nods toward the hop-damaged crowd as well the sweet-toothed. Nothing dominates, so the result is enjoyable without being definitive.
A nice change of pace, but might not punch the ticket for traditional bitter fans.
Ferris (11034) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Caramel and sweet fruity esters with a touch of grain. Cloudy copper with a decent beige head. Caramel, grains and a light twiggy bitterness.
mabel (8321) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5991-20131020] Cask. Toasted grains and light orange aroma. Clear, dark red amber body with a medium-lasting bubbly off-white head. Bitter orange-infused grains flavour. Medium body. Quite bitter overall, nice balance. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6
(Cask Days 2013 @ Brickworks, Toronto, ON)
mansquito (5036) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Owl Farm, Brooklyn tap: Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma is caramel malt, raisin, dough, and some hops. Taste is lightly bitter. It reminded me of an IPA that sat too long. It was kind of sweet. Sort of thick. This isn’t what I would want from an IPA, and it isn’t entirely what I want from a bitter either.
ljthiessen (1045) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting take on a bitter. Dark reddish amber pour, opaque, with a thick, pillowy off-white head. Aromas of raisin and bready malt (a little like raisin bread, actually) and a touch of resinous hops. Flavour is quite malty, but some surprising hop presence here too, and a bit of that classic ESB bitter flavour. Darker, hoppier, and more complex and flavourful than most bitters, and quite enjoyable.
nearbeer (4716) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1L swingtop. Lightly hazy orange-copper with a lasting disc of cream on top. Nose is orange-vanilla toffee and traces of dry leaf and wood. Front taste is orange caramel and a bit of chocolate toffee. Big finish of lightly tart apple with the bitter pith, tea leaf, resin and wood. Medium body is smooth with low-medium carbonation and balanced well by the dry finish.
rejtable (2206) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly a year old bottle, still tasting great. Pours brown with a pretty sizeable pillowy head and tons of lacing. Nose is sweet, some rum and raisins. Tastes are brown raisin bread, some breakfast tea, some earthy bitterness. Taste is medium/light sweet and medium/light bitterness. Medium body with lively carbonation. A realy beauty!
Gerbeer (2974) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Pours a hazy dark copper with moderate head. Light aromas of toasted malts and grass. Flavors of dried powdered malts, grain and grass. Long bitter finish. Bitter bitter stuff