JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black pour with a tight brown head. The aroma is very fruity and a little bit citrusy. Pine and juicy grapefruit. Moderate bitterness but has a nice kiss of dark malt. Rich and juicy with a lingering citrusy hoppiness. Very nice product. The dry hopping really comes through. Lovely stuff.
pushkinwow (2176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Missed the oportunity to try this in Toronto however got it on tap at Brothers in Ottawa and happy I did. Black with a nice brown head. Resiny hops, some grapefruit, smooth and balanced bitterness. Full body, moderate carbonation, qutie bitter but not overwhelming and surprisingly well balanced with a great finish that makes you want more. Alcohol is well hidden and the flavour packs a powerful punch. I don’t always agree with Luc’s ratings but guess we see eye to eye on this one.
Lubiere (10700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark IPA with a thick lacing brown head. In aroma, loads of fruity and citrusy floral hops with catty resinous notes, fragrant and delicious. In mouth, a sweet delicious chocomalt with floral resinous hops, grapefruit, mentol, lingering and smooth.
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Bar Hop. Black pour, frothy tan head really sticks to the glass. Big roasty aroma. There’s some smoke, licorice, resin, nutty and sweet with a sharp booziness. Medium and creamy cask body. Roasted light bitterness throughout with a very dry hoppy, boozy finish. I’m a fan of the style and this is very nice.
matt7215 (2262) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle From Jon, thx Jon! Shared with jsprime. Black with a tan head. Muddled aroma, malts and hops clash rather then compliment. The flavour is in balance but is not big enough. Hides the alcohol well. This beer is fine but I’m not rushing out for more
Sammy (9198) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bar Hop. Hits the style, biased towards roasty beer with some mineral hops. Interesting. Above average carbonation and body.
pootzboy (1609) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Imbibe – this is a dark brown-black ale with a 3 finger puffy off white cap that has a viscous mouth feel. Aroma is very roasty with a healthy pine-citrus hop tone and, yes, there is a minty note created from the hop-yeast ester combo. The flavour has big roasty-toasty malts assault the palate, hops balance with a resinous piney flare – complexity mid palate with some Spearmint, smoke, citrus peel, tobacco, roast walnut – then it goes to a rich viscous roasty-piney finish.
Every once in a while a local crafter produces a unique twist on a style that just lights up your palate – Malevolent is that type of brew. I like the cascade style (so called “black IPA”) and this take on it had everything just click right. Great brew, I hope it becomes available all year round.
solidfunk (4782) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some kind of interesting mintiness in this. Sits in the balance between pine and toasty malt. Pours black with a little lacing and initial small head. Smells very hippy with some smoke as well. Consistency a little on the syrupy side, bit this beer is very well balanced. There is also some muskiness in this. Booze is well hidden. Tap at volos.
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, aroma is nice and hoppy. I got some grassy and pineyness. The flavour was nice and hoppy, a good roastiness and a bit of coffee. Lots a flavour, it does pack a punch. Nice offering