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.
mds (2154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draught at C’est What. mahogany with a tiny off-white head. plum and raisin are evident in the aroma. slightly acidic, moderate carbonation. sweet malt flavour is prominent. meh, it’s decent but overall fairly mediocre and uninteresting. I’d much rather have their pilsner.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from Mr_Kinchee; Dark amber with a beautiful tall tan head, but that fades quickly. Toasty nose, wonderful soft medium body, very, VERY smooth going down. Nutty and warming, with only small hints of sour lager yeast. Flavor is long and it finishes toasty and full of malty flavor. What an unexpected smooth treat!
pintbypint (2355) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341ml brown bottle. Reddish lager, head is small and tan. Fresh malty aroma. Roasted malt taste, some decent hopiness behind it. Rather carbonated.
kman1968 (1) - Oakville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2004 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark falvourful Lager. Crisp flavour but very drinkable. Agreat drinking beer
Tessic (813) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This lager pours a dark red colour with a off white head. The aroma includes some nice roasted malts with a sweetish, caramel scent. Maybe a little coffee. First sip is very roasty with a nice charred malt flavour. Starts out slightly sweet but by the finish the bitterness comes in. The taste is also slightly sweet with a very small amount of cocoa. The finish is slightly bitter but pretty good all in all
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - AUG 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very enjoyable beer. Bottle poured a reddish copper with minimal head. The aroma is malty caramel. The flavour starts with carmael and brown sugar, but I can taste the hops underneath. Well balanced.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
fairly dark colour. tastes sweet and feels a little oily. nothing fan\tastic, but still drinkable.
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
malty brown sugar aroma. Mid-sip hint of carmel and nuts and chocolate. Some toasting. Malt more than hops. Dry and sweet oil aftertaste.
Crockett (1001) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep copper with a thick foamy off white head. Sweet malty aroma with some wood smoke. Flavours are very earth with hints of molases and clovey cider. Old musty apple. Notes of minerals and salt in the finish. Interesting.