chainman (104) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I am not being one bit generous when I say this is a near-perfect ale. No wonder this is becoming a staple in many bars around Toronto, and slowly spreading its fingers outward. Mill Street has a fantastic beer here.
Appearance is a flawless deep amber. Decent lacing, minimal head. Aroma is hops, a bit of dark fruit and some chocolate. Taste is very hoppy, but unlike so many others, the hops are expertly balanced with some malts that
bring through a gritty cocoa character.
I could not recommend a better all-around beer for people who know their beer. Good for any weather, and very refreshing. I feel fortunate that I can buy this stuff almost anywhere.
Macadem (103) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice hoppy aroma on this, with slight toffee. Taste is a little weak though, with english tea, hops and malt. Pours dark amber with a frothy white head. The carbonation gives it a nice full mouthfeel.
Snot19kilo (103) - Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Jester for this beer.
Pours deep amber with a lazy white head.
Aroma is mild floral hopes and a bit of sweet malt.
Flavor sweet and citrus a good balance of citrus hops and a sweet malt.
A pretty good beer
DarkStar22769 (100) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s been a year since I first had this and I thought I’d try it again. I was pleasantly, pleasantly surprised as I was on the search for a hoppy ale in Ontario. The aroma is sweetish with hints of the citrus others have commented on. The appearance is a strong copper red; I ruined my pour as I poured two into the large glass I had so the head was quite significant and long-lasting. Once both bottles were in the glass it was the moment I was waiting for...the taste. I’m disappointed I haven’t had this more often...the taste was wonderfully rich as the malt evaporated into the crisp hoppiness. Each taste was similarly fulfilling as I worked my way to the bottom of the glass. THis might soon become my everyday standard.
BeerEssential (96) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with an off-white head. The aroma is of roasted nuts and coffee. Taste of bitter hops and some spice. Quite carbonated. A very good local beer from Toronto which has quite a following around the area.
97hill (96) - - NOV 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from the beer store.
I have had this before but it has been a while.
Nice colour, not much hop, but malty and smooth for sure.
A touch on the sweet side, which works from time to time. For sure the best thing @ the moment from Mill Street
Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours orange with a white head, leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma of soapy, citrussy hops. Strong dry malt backbone, plenty of hops over top. Good mouthfeel. Tends to change a bit between batches, some times a bit hoppier than others.
JesseMartineau (89) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle. Pours copper thick off white head good lacing. Aromas of pepper, bread, toast malt, biscuit. Taste malty, spice, caramel. Finishes a touch dry. Very nice.
Ketail (86) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bu le 6 mars 2014. Œil: cuivré avec légère mousse éphémère. Arôme: floral et caramel. Goût: caramel léger et houblon subtil. Sucre: 3. Amertume: 2. Arrière-goût: 2.
FlashParker (85) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Innisfil, Ontario.
Great copper colur. Plenty of bubbles, great carbonation. Plenty of head. Aroma - Not an overpowering APA, great pine scent. Hoppy flavour is not overpower, somewhere in between Sierra Nevada and Hoptical Illusion. This is a plus and a negative, depending how hard you like your APA. Great dryness, sweet malty finish. Ontario craft brewers know how to do the APA/IPA... if only they could translate that to their other beers!