Oakes (12551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2000
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A soft brew with a faint malt character and a hoppier, spicier nose.
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber ale with a good white head. Caramel aroma with notes of nuts and light smokeyness. Good malt base with nuttyness, like a good brown ale, not too sweet. Medium bodied. Jan. 2005.
Bov (9492) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 23, 2001
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
red-brown colour, few head, very hoppy, bitter, lack of body, short aftertaste
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with (thanks!). Poured a dark orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of light caramel, light smoke, and light grains (everything on the light side). Tastes of caramel, nuts, and toasted malts. Creamy but thin body.
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap - Bow and Arrow Toronto. Brown coloured beer with a bitter aroma and flavour like an English beer, but also notes of blackberries. Not a bad beer at all.
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
lots of lacing, overall average. Malty bsicuit sweet but bitterness there too, in the finish. English style yes. Spicy hops, and that’s the aroma. On-tap at Fort York Brew Fest 2004.
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2007 Copper colour, thin white lace. Malty caramel toffee aroma with a big shot of berry/cherry fruit. Flavour is also malty and fruity. A bit of spicy hops and a softly bitter finish. Nice.
Dogbrick (8123) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the "Portland? Psh More Like Beerland" tasting on 03/10/10. Bottle courtesy of a traveling colleague. The beer is a clear dark amber color with a medium thin and foamy off-white head that dissipates slowly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Grainy malt and hops in the nose. Medium, smooth body with flavors of sweet malt, mildly bitter hops and a touch of molasses. The finish is malty with a lingering light hops aftertaste. Okay overall.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Toronto Festival of Beer 2000 - Balanced but unexeptional beer. It did prove to be a good beer oasis at a work function recently though.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper ruby color with a thin lacing eggshell head. Thick caramel toffee malt aroma. Smooth malty body has a light bitterness throughout. Don't really know if this qualifies as an English strong ale, but it's a decent malty full-bodied, yet smooth, brew.