fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Canoe Restaurant, Toronto
Dark amber color with creamy head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, maybe some fudge. Very good toffee flavor, with smooth mouthfeel, and correct bitterness; the hop is quite resiny; long final. Balanced and bold. Very good.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Bright amber color, medium off white head. Aroma of caramel and flowers. Taste is bitter caramel and pine. OK.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark reddish amber ale with a thick receeding moka head. In aroma, caramel malts, pinhey c-hops, quite nice and pleasant. In mouth, loads of caramel malts, with beautiful floral c-hops, grapefruit, nutty notes, a perfect harvest ale (in comparison to other recently tasted). Keep up the good work guys! Tasted Nov. 2010.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at Beer Bistro, Toronto 14/11/2010
Malty aroma. Amber red coloured hoppy a little rich on the palate and fruity with a hint of dryness in a bitter grainy rye malt finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9000) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel and toast malt, earthy and floral hops with fruity esters. Flavor is malt with medium hops and bitterness, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich amber pour, frothy white head. Aroma is loaded with caramel, stone fruit, and hop pellets. Flavor is lighter than the aroma, hops, caramel malt. Beer is like a blend of a barleywine and pale ale. Interesting.
JoeMcPhee (8167) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with an off-white head. The aroma is lightly spicy with a nice fresh hoppiness. Fairly assertive bitterness with a nice lingering hoppiness. Fresh malt and a bit of toasted malt character as well. Quite a nice surprise.
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2012 Volo Cask Days 2009. A good bitterness from cascade hops, this is more of an American pale, with bold taste, a good bitterness, though not very balanced. Reddish with a soapy head. Easy drinking, average mouthfeel. Fresh hop taste to it. Neutral aroma.
Zythos and falconer Flight made it a very good pale in 2012.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009-10-31. Dark orange amber body with a small off-white head. 3+ Mild aroma, light citrus, oranges, muted hop resin. 6+ Flavour is similar with sweet oranges and a touch of leafy resin, muted kiss of pith, very mild caramel malt underneath. Average plus palate is flat. Less hop oomph than expected, but pleasant and quaffable, albeit a touch mild. Decent. Cask at Volo Cask Days 2009
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Volo. Pours a clear orange amber with a medium beige head. Toast, malt, caramel, a bit of almost cheesy hops, and something sweet that I can’t quite put my finger on. Medium bodied, light sweetness and a bit of hops. Long lingering grapefruit bitterness.