shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a bit of coffee/toffee in this otherwise average dark brew, some fruity presence, dryness in the finish and an oily mouthfeel. Pleasant, a good try from this small, hyperbolically-named brewery.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark brown lager with a thin dissipating moka head. Sweet musty caramel aroma, with light powdery moka notes. In mouth, sweet nutty malt, with mokaccino flavours, light metallic hops, but very short in mouth. Medium bodied.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341ml bottle from <a href=http://www.thebeerstore.ca/ target=blank>The Beer Store in Peterborough, Ontario. Deep rust in colour, thin dissipating tan head, no lacing. The aroma is of caramel and cold coffee, quite malts, sugary. The flavour is lightly sweet and sticky, lots of caramel, some chocolate. Lightly bitter mouthfeel, medium body, mild carbonation. Finishes a bit thin, lightly sweet. The finish kind of lost my attention, all this build up and then nothing.
wanderingman (54) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2006 341ml bottle: Pours a dark red with a white head that I absolutely love. Taste is quite complex with losts of malts, carmels, chocolates and some coffees. Its not heavy tasting at all and finishes quite nice with no lingering after taste. The local micros have done it again.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
341ml Bottle: Wow, what a tremendous find! Met these guys at an event in Caledon, decided to buy a six to support the locals. Pours a beautiful deep brown with crimson edges, although the head sadly left quickly on the bottle. Scent is amazing, with caramel and chocolate. The taste is exceptional, almost schwarzbier, featuring a lot going on. You can taste sweet caramelized malt, some light grain, chocolate and coffee tones, and only a slight amount of hops near the back. Easily one of my top ones, I swear the rest of you have been drinking something else.
GonZoBeeR (2752) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma:caramel and cooked vegetable...
Appearance:dark brown-amber,light head...
Flavor:light chocolate,light bitterness,light nutty....
blankboy (5616) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Bar Volo. Pours a bubbly dark reddish-brown with a spare white head. Mild aroma of caramel malt and grain, maybe a bit of dark fruit. Flavour of caramel malt, a touch of chocolate and some vague hops. Pretty well balanced for what it is. Decent enough, I’d have it again.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6 pack LCBO purchase- Dark crimson with brownish hues. Foamy heady off white fluff sits above. Some pretty lacing accompanies. Nose is filled with caramel malts, followed by an earthy breadiness. Mouth is full of sweet malt and raisin bread. Bitterness to follow. Slight acidity leaves me docking a few points for taste and overall. Generally well balanced and well made. King does it again!
gilvanblight (731) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark red in colour. Strong malty scent. Slightly watery but still keeps a full bodied flavor. Goes through 3 different tastes in the mouth with a clean finish.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fascinating crimson/brown with only a slight amount of see-through. Inviting aromas of chocolate and French vanilla coffee, rounded out by some floral hops. A very creamy, nice and round mouthfeel. Chocolate leads the flavour profile, but overall this is not as powerful and layered as expected. While it’s not up to the "Ultra Premium" boast on the label, King Dark certainly is quite enjoyable and well produced for a dark lager.