ILduce (197) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from holiday pack @LCBO: Brown beer with tan head. Week aromas of toasted malt. Taste is same with a dash of chcolate hazelnut spread. Thin on the palate with a most curious, unpleasant aftertaste.
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at The C’est What? Fall Festival of Beers. Nice dark brown colour with a small creamy head. Pleasant malty aroma. Good levels of malt in the taste, with a hint of herbs (?) and chocolate. Body was light, but pleasant. I didn’t expect too much here, but ended up surprised. Good beer.
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.
PatIrish (168) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber, tan creamy head with very little retention. Fruity, caramel, roasted nuts, some malt. Has a sweet to slight bitter finish. Not a bad dark lager.
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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!
PictouRx (138) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark tan pour, little head, bready, full and rich with smoothness and a slight bitter. Not bad.
mmacleod75 (105) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured dark brown, slight reddish tinge with small thin tan head. Almost fruity aroma and sweet malts. Taste was much more roasted malts with a bit of coffee like bitterness. Quite nice.
Raistlin (90) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amberish brown with a small tan head. The aroma is toffee and roasted caramalts underneath metalic Noble hops. Flavor 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.
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.
hoppybeerlover (42) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
341ml brown bottle. Reddish lager, head is small and tan. Fresh malty aroma. Roasted malt taste, some decent hopiness behind it. Rather carbonated