matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
341ml bottle from the LCBO 3 Kings gift pack. pours deep reddish brown with a lasting tan head. amazingly fresh toasty bread and dark malt nose. the flavour doesnt quite live up to the nose but hasall the same qualities. amazing dark lager, i wish i could buy 6ers of this locally, itd be my fall/winter session lager for sure.
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, brought by Robbie from Kingston. Pours a dark brown with a dense vanilla head. Sweet dark caramel aroma, chocolate. Rich dark caramel flavour, some cocoa, roasted bitterness rounds out the finish. Good flavour density, enjoyable.
Ontbeertaster (2257) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours light head, very dark, very similar to your typical porter, very dark roasty malts and lots of body to this one, pretty good offering, Im gonna stick to there pilsner,
JRock72 (605) - - MAR 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with medium head that fades rather quickly. Faint taste of dark chocolate with barely any hop bite. Good.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341 ml bottle. Pours reddish brown in colour, nice frothy off-white heads, leaves lots of lacing. Not much aroma or taste, basic dark lager. Not bad, but not outstanding.
probstblueribbon (2705) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 ml bottle in a 6-pack from LCBO, served cold in a Scotch Irish taster glass.
App.: Deep clear mahogany with a so-so tan head.
Aroma: Nutty dark malts, minimal fruitiness, slightly spicy with some stern brown sugar notes, dark bread crust, hints of caramel as it warms.
Palate: Medium body, moderate to full effervescence.
Flav.: Dark bready malts, nuttiness, some light molasses and some brown sugar notes, a little fruitier than the nose, a touch of licorice, quite nice; dry with a touch of bitterness and a mineral with slight malts finish.
Not mind-blowing, but competent.
Metalchopz (2078) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Purchased in Toronto at a LCBO. Part 2 of 3 dark brown beer that are tested. This one pours a clear brown colour, and looks quite close to the Black Oak Nut Brown Ale I just had. The only difference is that the lacing is slightly thinner on this one and the retention does not last as long. The nose is of dark fruits, yeast and mild dark malts. Watery carbonated mouthfeel with very light stickiness. The taste is pretty mild, with some roasted malts and a light sweetness in the finish. Not a bad product, but just laking punchiness.
JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
341mL bottle from a sixer I got at my Liccboh. Pours a dark amberish brown with a small tan head. The aroma is toffee and roasted caramalts underneath metalic Noble hops. Seems weird and off at first but gets better the more you sniff. Flavour is very nice, starts out almost sour with grainyness then some good sweet malt body kicks in, with a bitter hop bite in the finish. Grainy malty awesomeness. Minor mocha hint to it as well. Leaves the palate wanting more. Super-sessionable, this is an excellent beer, and I’m glad it’s finally available in my area.
Spab (2093) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 ml bottle from Beer Store. Pours a dark amber with small white head. Malty aroma with toffee and a light roastiness. Nice flavour with nuttiness, coffee, toffee and a pleasant, slightly bitter finish. The more I had of this, the more I liked it.
Gpnterojd (176) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found some old bottles in my garage. Surprisingly aromatic, it contains shades of rye bread, almonds and molasses. Taste has some chalkiness which may be due to the ridiculous temperature extremes involved in spending a couple of years in a garage. Still, there is an attractive hoppiness to accompany the roasted nuts, chocolate and wood flavours. Oddly dry mouthfeel -- although I was expecting worse, especially since one of its neighbouring bottles was still sealed yet only 3/4 full.