asheft (2438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Bubblegum aroma dominates with some chocolate and red fruit. Very dark ruddy chestnut and clear with a tawny ring. Very nutty flavour that is estery and slightly oxidized. Medium light body, medium carbonation, nutty finish.
jksipa (169) - NEWMARKET, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from the LCBO. Pours a deep cola brown with a generous beige head that leaves some lace. Aroma is chocolate and plums and caramel with alhohol in the finish. Medium sweetness with not much trace of bitterness. With a name like 10w30 I was expecting something oily and thick but it turns out to be light and watery with average carbonation.
tompete (191) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
473ml can. Pours a dark ruby brown with a solid beige head. Aroma is chocolate and caramel, but very light. Flavour is more of the chocolate and slight sweetness and malt. Body is medium to heavy. Finish is malty and slightly bitter.
shaynsawchuk (340) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
473 mL can. Pours a rich dark reddish brown as the name suggests with a nice beige cap of head. Aromas of toffee, nuts, brown malt, licorice, dark bread and a touch of hop spice. Mildly sweet with minimal hop bitterness and only a hint of aromatics. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a malty finish. Well made, nothing outstanding.
Alpha10 (249) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2013 2013/07/17 - Pours a dark brown amber colour with a foamy, tan head that reduces quickly. Aroma is molasses, spices, coffee and toasted malts. Taste is sweet molasses, and cocoa up front with a slightly bitter, burnt malt finish. Mouthfeel is medium, with medium carbonation and a drying finish. OK, not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This Ale poured a deep, dark red color with a nice big light brown head. Nice lacing. The nose has scents of thick dark malt, molasses, caramel and roasted grain. Maybe a little chocolate? First taste was rich but had an almost watery base. Roasty malt flavor with hints of coffee, molassass and cocoa. The finish is burnt in flavor with a little hopp shining through. Palate starts off burnt and conintues through to a little tinge of bitter flavor. Nice complex brew, thats easy to drink.
Hateball16 (105) - - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: mahogany brown with nice ruby highlights, decent beige head.
Aroma: lovely toasty notes of nuts and biscuit, very malty with some chocolate/coffee roastiness.
Flavour: nutty, malty, pumpernickel, toffee, and some raisins. Well balanced with some restrained hop bitterness to take the edge off the malt profile.
Mouthfeel: smooth and medium full bodied, moderate carbonation, semi-sweet finish
Overall: delicious dark ale, would pair well with any red meat, stews, or sticky toffee pudding.
shorlin (578) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really nice malty aroma, good dark ale notes. Starts off a bit of caramel, then a little roasty. It’s a dark brown, little head with little lacing. Some initial sweetness in the taste, followed by bitter. Pretty good! I have had this on tap and enjoyed it more, but from the can it’s OK too. Palate is a little light, but a decent long finish. Overall, a good beer and glad to have it.
reida (4) - - APR 26, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprise this brew is not rated higher. To be honest, I am not a fan of the name because this is a great, easy drinking beer... The name however sounds a bit harsh.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jjarovi (55) - markham, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one grows on you, the start is kind of bland but the flavour and balance are great. On the lighter side body wise and aroma, but a genuine malty ale that pleases and is not trying to be more.