CRock (135) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting beer. Chocolate and rye flavours with a hint of coffee but also quite sweet.
Almaco (7) - FINLAND - APR 21, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s like a baby bear cub - a fluffy brown mass that’s almost threatening. Chocholet and rye dominate it’s unique mämmi like taste. The head is thin but resilient giving a surprisingly smooth texture. It’s strength (7,3%) is evedent in its sweetness. Worth a try but I’d like to meet mamma bear
hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells nice if slightly subdued, malty, smoky, caramel, bread on the aroma. Dark brown, muddy, little head. Not very pretty. Tastes interesting and unique, upfront smoky and medicinal flavors, finishes with anise, a caramel sweetness and a leafy hop bitterness. A bit too sweet for my taste & not superbly balanced, but unique. Medium bodied and average carbonation.
nihtila (2093) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6.12.2013. Tiheä vaaleanruskea vaahto, hieman samea, tummanruskea olut. Tuoksussa lievää paahdetta, karamellia, ruista, tuntuu myös alkoholin lämpöä. Pehmeä, hieman karamellisen makea, ruismaltainen, yrttinen, melko täyteläinen, lopussa havuista (katajaista, kuten etiketti sanoo?) katkeroa. Alkoholikin hieman lämmittää, mutta ei maistu. Melko vivahteikas.
cattaneopapa (242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from LCBO, Parkway Mall, Toronto, ON. 7.3% alc./vol. Pours an opaque ruby brown colour with one finger of off white head. Lacing clinging to the side of the glass. Aroma of oasted malts. Complex spicy taste leads to some dark chocolate, espresso flavor and ends with a dry hoppy finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation.
Sammy (9981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little fir aoma. Juniper in taste, dry and berry fruity taste. Unique, complex, interesting. I think better with food. Dry finish.
Boutip (5357) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Poured a clear brown color ale with a medium size off-white head with OK retention. Aroma of roasted malt is mostly dominant with some vague spice notes. Taste is dominated by roasted malt notes with light dry caramel and some distant spices notes. Body is light with medium carbonation. I thought this was short on character and not something I would seek again.
alex_leit (969) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Dark brown with good foam. Aroma: dark fruits, plum brandy, oak, pine needles, dark malt, caramel and chocolate. Taste: sweet malts, prunes, caramel, coffee, chocolate, brandy, carrot. Warming, hop bitterness and juniper in aftertaste.
Metalchopz (2715) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy copper colour with amber highlights. The head is frothy, bubbly, warm-beige, lasts long and gives out creamy-bubbly lacing. Big aromas of dates, caramel, raisins, nuts, hits of smoke and wood. The burnt malt shows up in the taste all the way. Spices and some nice bitterness, creating a good dryness in the finish. Seems like Juniper lingering with coffee notes. Quite a pleasant brew to try. Like a mild smokey stout with light spices.
crazy_cat_lady (273) - - FEB 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from LCBO.
Warm opaque brown. Off-white head. Lovely aroma of toffee, chocolate, tartness. Dry rye flavour. Quite bitter. Ended up disappointed in the taste after the aroma.