Oakes (12809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2003
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown colour. Excellent aroma - toffee, graham cracker, molasses, Christmas fruitcake, portobello, earth. The palate on the other hand is bland over bland - vague caramel and a little bit of orange. What happened?
jcwattsrugger (11277) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle @Brewers Jam-pours a thin light tan head and hazy amber color. Aroma is fruity, medium malt. Taste is fruity, medium malt, spice hops.
Lubiere (10548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark clear brown ale with a big bubbled white head. Faint malt aroma. Nice crisp malt with light diacetyl, thin and overall, boring. On tap Feb. 10, 2006.
hopscotch (9727) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crystal clear, dark, caramel-colored ale with a large, tan, rocky head. Nice lacework. Terrific nose. Notes of dates, hazelnuts, molasses, earth, toffee, sweet bread and alcohol. The flavor doesn’t stand as tall as the aroma. A bit of caramel, hazelnut, smoke and cocoa. Fairly nondescript, but not at all offensive. Medium-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Moderately dry finish.
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared courtesy of egajdzis (thanks!). Poured a darker and cloudy brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Earthy aromas and tastes with some caramel and toffee. A sour funkiness came out in the taste.
jtclockwork (9060) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours muddy brown with tan head. Nose and taste of caramel, toffee, sweet malt and candied dark fruit. Heavy malt. Full body. A bit too sweet.
Sammy (9039) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
picked up at the Co-Op in Burlington. This is a malt and caramel play,taste and aroma, and very drinkable for what it is. Caramel yellow colour with some head. Above average mouthfeel. Lunchtime sessionable.
MartinT (8218) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet, half-fermented black grape juice aroma with faint date syrup...Ugly, cancerous, sparse bubbles form its diseased crown...Muddy ashes run amock in the semi-thick, placid grape juice...A dry ending cannot deter the comparison with their quasi-lifeless mock-dubbel...Not a bad beer but, alas, forgettable...
DocLock (8080) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours turbid deep brown, with aroma of caramel malt, some figgy fruit, slight banana and spicy floral notes. The aroma and flavor is a lot like Stone 666. It has more fruit than most scottish ales, with the heavy malt component.
Ughsmash (7202) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber. Poured medium amber with a short off-white head. The aroma picked up artificially-sweetened caramel and fruity notes with a definite sour kicker.. a touch smoky. The flavor was strong with sourness and apparent infection.. fruity and caramel sweetness at the core were overrun by the sours.. a pinch of smoked peat on the edges.. tacky sour fruits and residual sugars on the finish. Grainy and sour on the palate with lots of carbonation.. not good.