Tessic (746) - 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 (7035) - 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 (960) - Steelback County, 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.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2004 Tasted in Toronto from the LCBO. Tasted in dimple mug. Tasted at just above room temp. Colour is dark, matching the label description. Light thin white wispy head with very caramel sweet scent. Doesn’t feel like a lager, would be absolutely mediocre as an ale. But drinkable
Cartoonkhaki (1179) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orangy body with light beige head. Sweet malty aroma. Bitter sweet flavour. Too cloying at times. Decent though with some caramel hints.
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks like an Irish Ale. Red and thin looking. Nice head and caramel lacing. Light fruit aroma giving way to caramel and toffee as it warms. Decent pint. Caramel taste with a trace of spice that is hard to pin down that teases through the finish. Slighty thicker body but reminiscent of Big Rock’s Trad or McNally. Props to Tupalev.
Gorbalev (2823) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber colour, small thin head. Slightly fruity aroma, but nothing too noticeable. Thin malty character, nicely balanced with a mild hoppy taste. Crisp. Was expecting nothing, so this was a nice surprise. Looking forward to trying the pilsner
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A slowly burning red wine vinegar furnace, fed by feeble caramel sweetness...Fiendish water dilutes the few berries and ferries across the fickle ashes...Far from a fiasco, but still a fledgeling lager...