JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber with nice notes of caramel and malt. This then shows the same feeling of yeast and malts. A nice balanced finish.
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - JUN 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at beer bistro in toronto. dark brown with white head, it has malty aroma that is nutty. the flavor is caramelly and fruity, well balanced.
Cartoonkhaki (1205) - 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.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty, caramel aroma. Dark red/amber color. Clean toasty malts, decent hop balance. Nothing too special.
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.
mnurda (1055) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 30, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled sample from Piscator via Pootz. I am not huge fan of Dark Beer, but this one was decent. Glad I had it before the Half Pints Sweet Nikki Brown. Otherwise it would have tasted awful.
HeistAlmighty (1008) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a tan head. Nose is chocolate, some dark fruit and a little booze. Taste is roasty malt, with kind of a rye bread yeastiness and some woodsy smoke. A little chocolate bitterness on the finish. Dry finish, but the body was a little light. Overall, this was a rather enjoyable dark lager.
Crockett (998) - 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.
cyrenaica (943) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I tried this beer on tap on December 15, 2011 at "The Beerbistro" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a dark coca-cola brownish-black, with golden-brown edges and a cream coloured cap. Aroma was wheat, roast, caramel, toffee with some weak floral hints. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was sweet malt, toffee, and a hint of molasses and spice.
Bendrixian (867) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light brown and clear colour, muted aroma but there is a certain nut or almond note as well as light chocolate note. the palate has a sweet chocolate note and a light bitterness. not bad, not great.