LordBeamish (144) - Boozetown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle: Pours a medium, orangish amber colour with a frothy head. An interesting aroma with caramel and nutmeg leading the way. Lot’s of flavours in the mouth, perhaps too many. Caramel, spices, citrus etc.
Finishes slightly bitter followed by a coffee/chocolate aftertaste. I could see this beer becoming an acquired taste but I think there’s too many other great ales out there to give this one too much time.
kliggerwar (142) - - AUG 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Its hoppy but not harsh another very smooth beer. It definitely a good dark ale. enjoyed it. It was a nice beer, could drink a dozen and love them by the end.
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Much more assertive than their organoic lager. Good hops and bitterness combines with darker malts to give an excellent package.
mannika (140) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear reddish brown with a nice white head. Aroma is fairly hoppy, with a bit of an outdoorsy nature smell. Aroma also contains a small tinge of apricot. Flavor is a bit spicy, with fairly strong hops that were present in the aroma. Finishes a bit bitter, but in a quick, clean sort of way. Overall, a nice beer with some unique characteristics. One of my local favourites.
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2012 May 6 2012. 341ml bottle pours a clear deep amber color with a finger of white head that settles down to tight cap producing nice lacing for a while. Aroma is toasted malts with some sweet maple and grassy hops. Taste is light caramel malty sweetness with some toasted malt notes and a grassy hop bitterness in the finish. Excellent carbonation leave a nice soft silky feeling on the tongue. Strong hop aftertaste leaves citrus mouthfeel. Great balance, great beer!
EastCoaster (122) - USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasant Hop Aroma, Strong malty Character that becomes overridden with hoppy bitterness, Very sensational experience.
BeerMountie (117) - Placentia, Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle obtained in trade with Mr. Manning. Pours a beautiful dark amber colour with a thick tan head. Aroma of Hops which are also in the taste at just the right amount. There is also some sweet malt in the flavour. A very good beer which I must try and pickup the next time I am in Ontario.
97hill (116) - - 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
Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2009
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was at a crappy little dive the other night and noticed they carry tankhouse, so i ordered one. And it was dreadful! Sharp skunkiness, very unappealing texture, bad balance. I felt like i was drinking your average americen fizz. But I remember drinking alot of this about 5 years ago, and it was my favorite for a long time, so good marks for that. What happened? Maybe it was a skunky bottle? Maybe the expansion dropped the quality? I cant let this one bottle ruin it for me. Must try it on tap again.
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Ces’t what!. Orangay brown coloured body with minimal head that leaves slight lacing. Aromas of hops, sour, and malts. tatse is very hoppy, slight malt, and slight nuttiness on the finish. Bitter all the way through. not bad!