Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Single can purchased from Zyn Liqour in Calgary, AB on 12/27/2011. Colour: A stunning dark brown with red hues and creamy off-white head of medium height. Nose: Melting cocoa is dominant, soft plum plays about, roasted red pepper, a dose of malt vinegar and the slightest hint of peanut butter. Absolutely awesome. Taste: Medium-light sweet, medium-light bitter, light sour. Pounds of roasted malt and coffee bean come forward. Soft caramel blankets the edges. Suttle burnt bitterness rounds things out. Fantastic stuff!
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown body with slight orange showing through, good sized cap appeared during pour but vanished rather fast, a small skiff remained for the rest of the tasting and that skiff did leave so nice lacing behind. What the hell is this smell, I’ve never smelt a beer that even came close to this I swear I’m smelling cream cheese icing?!?!? Tangy, spicy, nutmeg wow is this ever a strange brew, so unique smelling, very nice. Sweet tasting dark malts go down very smooth, medium bodied and with good carbonation. Cinnamon, cream, and other mystery spices are abundant in this malty brew. Very drinkable and very unique, I can’t even begin to describe this beer because so different but still very good.
TimE (4547) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice reddish brown color. A nose of tobacco, coffee and toffee, the body has little hops and subtle hints of bubblegum, chocolate, fig, toffee with a complex malt finish.
patricks110 (2290) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very unique and tasty brew. The pour is a dark amber with a finger of beige head. Alot of lacing on the glass. The nose is has tons of toffee, biscuit and a surprising roasted note. A light winter spice of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and a light hop. The taste is quite similar with a big chocolate note and a great roasted malt, sweet toffee and biscuity malts in the middle. A light hop and light winter style spice. A slight presence of alcohol and a small aftertaste of spices. Overall, a great brew.
reebtogi (5192) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle pours brown in color with a finger of off-white head that settles quite quickly and leaves only a small amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains and chocolate with an interesting blend of spice. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with some roasted bitterness followed up with a leafy hop bitterness. This is a very well done brew that is nice and tasty.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with some nice fine light cream foam. Smells of bread, toasted rye, some graham and a little bit of herbal hops. Taste is biscuit, cocoa, coffee grounds, some soil, it’s a dry porter like beer with a little more body and a little less dry. Medium bodied with low carb and a wet finish. Good drinker.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a dark red-ish brown with a thin tan head.
Aroma is sweet and dark smelling. Sweet coffee (going over notes I see brown suger. I prefer my coffee with brown sugar) and caramel with more woody smelling hops.
Flavour is nutty and ’dark’ with plum and a bit of a bitter hop twist but sort of a dissapointing flat finish. Not as good as Granville’s Lions but still one of Nelsons most interesting accessible brews.
VertBaconStrips (2251) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have never tasted anything like this before - very unique indeed! Brown beer with a tiny ammount of off-white head that goes to a skim quickly. However, there was excellent lacing during the top half of the tasting. Where is the carbonation? Amora is of sweet roasted malts, a hint of cinnamon, nutmeg and some other mystery flavours. Light taste of alcohol too. Bizarre flavour that I can’t quite put my finger on - I like! What the hell is this thing? I did find a lot of roasted malts with some nutmeg and mild pepper and....well, I don’t really know. Medium bodied, ok swish and pretty smooth. Middle bitterness and finished sort of dry. A very suprising beer.
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #938 - January 25, 2014 - $8.49 CAD +dep/tax for 6 355mL cans at Coop on ad - . Amber brown pour with a minimal tan head that fades quickly to a ring. Aroma is toffee, chocolate, vanilla, Strong malty notes predominant, slight roasty bitterness. Light bodied, balanced sweet winter ale that is beyond crushable. Nice.
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown with sweet brown sugar all around. Also some yeast, and assorted dark malts. Actually is quite smooth and has a lovely molasses aftertaste. Aptly named, no doubt.