rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, dark amber-copper color, with a thick pillowy tan chestnut head, leaving some laces. Nice sweet dark dried fruit, bready, toasted, biscuity, caramelized, roasted malty nose, with a fruitcake, toffee, dark chocolate, date square, faint sponge toffee, Graham’s cracker accent, and a subtle crème brûlée, caramel, english pudding, bran muffin, caramelized bread crumb note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a very good sweet roasted, biscuity, toasted, chocolate, caramelized malty, fruitcake, burnt toast, dark bitter chocolate, light flowery minty, leafy,grassy hop character, with some black coffee, subtle tobacco leaf, earthy vegetal tea leaf, sugar pie, dark dried fruit, nut, toffee flavours, leading towards a yeasty, fruity, dark bitter chocolate, fruitcake, dark dried fruit, caramel, roasted, biscuity, caramelized, toasted maltiness, earthy greeny leafy, grassy, minty, citrus hop bitterness finish.
whoisghost (145) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red with a dense, cream coloured head. A beautiful and fruity aroma, theres also nice hints off biscuit and toffee brought about by the dark malts. Those dark malts are a big presence in the taste, toffee and molasses. A rrally nice bitterness hit which helps balance the sweetness. The aftertaste and palate are wonderful, the beer just melts in the mouth and allows the hops to linger. Good carbonation and density.
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[My bottle (660ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel] Pours a deep orange-amber with an average size diminishing frothy off-white head. Aroma is malty and hoppy along with some toffee, nuts and some light vegetal notes. Malty flavour with a decent amount of hops, alcohol and a very bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Pretty good.
joelwhite (32) - - JAN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good Ira! Super stoked! Definitely going to drink this beer again! Good hop flavor balanced with a nice malt undertone.
cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear, deep red-brown with at good sized head. Excellent retention and lace. Nutty, cereal, barnyard aroma with hint of fruit and resiny hops. Light sweet, medium bitter attack followed by a malty mid-palate. Medium body, creamy texture, and a very long, bitter, dry finish. Well made red ale.
katrinaez (783) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Great deep red. Has wonderful heavy rich flavor. Had on tap. Finally on east coast. One of the better by this brewery. Tap
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[6950-20141204] 1pt6floz bottle. Airy wet grains aroma has a mild fishy cheese smell. Clear, red amber body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Grainy earthy grass notes in the flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
AgentAle (1238) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is actually pretty subtle overall but you can get roasted malts, caramel, hay and slight clove. Taste is a basic sweet maltiness with an even more basic tanginess. Appearance is a clear dark copper with a thin pearl head that retains moderately well.
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus hops and raisin fruity, sweet malt aroma and flavor. Quite a bit of pepper spice, and some tartness in the flavor.
Brentv (533) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Pours a rich reddish copper with a medium thickness off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma of caramel and malts. Nicely sweet, some bitterness, easy to drink and delicious. Medium full mouthfeel.