Spab (2453) - 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.
LordBeamish (144) - Boozetown, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best beers I’ve had in a long time. Many trips will be made to King City (well actually Nobleton) to pick this gem up. Nice dark colour, opens with bitter coffee notes but finishes in a well balanced symphony of sweetnees! Nice caramel flavourings as well. Really nice!
markas101 (1850) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle, Mulmur, ON, Canada. Deep amber colour, velvetty head, caramel and faint roasted barley aroma. Sweet caramel apple flavor, roasted but subtle, nice mixed finish.
KingofCastle (205) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle: Thanks to Lord Beamish for this one . . . this is what craft beer should be. Huge flavour & fresh tasting. I detect a coffee or bitter flavour upfront with a sweet finish. I immediately think of a sweet cola taste. This beer smells good as soon as you open the bottle and pour. Quality malts and hops are evident. Lacing is good. I think their ad says it best, Complex yet Clean. This is the way beer should be. I love Walkerville’s dark lager but this is a definite step up. Wow.
Ungstrup (29481) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007. A hazy dark brown beer with a tan head. The aroma is sweet iwth notes of caramel, malt, straw, an nuts. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, leading to a finish with notes of straw. The body is thin.
dangermoose (9) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this at beer bistro in Toronto. Served on draught. A dark brown lager that came with almost no head. Tasty overall with rich but not overpowering notes of coffee, earth and a black licorice finish. Overall, a really pleasant, tasty beer.
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.34 l bottle. Dark mahagony color with creamy tan head. Malty aroma with coffee and toffee. Malty, toasty, coffeish, toffeish, nutty and bready flavor. Coffee finish.
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[717-20070928] Cask @ C’est What 2007 FOSB (Toronto, ON; "Unfiltered"). Faint coffee malt aroma. Dark brown body with a quick bubbly off-white head. Coffee and toffee caramel malt flavour has a little maple. Medium-full body has some astringency and is a little bitter. Nice and nutty.
Svesse (6174) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Dark reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, nose with notes of dark bread and caramel. Malty taste with dark fruit, dark bread, caramel and a hint of prunes. Hardly exciting, but clean and fresh.