shaynsawchuk (633) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. 8 mos. old give or take. Clear mahogany with a long lived head of khaki. Crusty, dark bread on the nose, with raspberry, raisin, cocoa powder and a bit of chewing gum. Dry with a hint of caramel malt, little in the way of hopping, but balanced with a touch of tartness and some yeasty bite. High carbonation and moderate body, a food friendly brew, refined.
cfrancis (2667) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark ruby with a big frothy beige head. Aroma is huge sickly sweet caramel and toffee. Taste is again sickly sweet caramel malt, too much in my opinion. Overlays the small raisin and farmy yeast. Thanks to my sis for this.
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5842-20130919] 750mL bottle. Light honey grain malt aroma. Slightly hazy, dark red brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Boozy ginger fruit flavour. Full body. Good, simple. (7/4/7/4/14) 3.6
(TBW 2013 @ Indie Alehouse, Toronto, ON)
samzim (305) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Boozy scent, with caramel and yeast notes. Opaque mahogany colour. Ciffee front, with citrus and spice. Medium body with mild carbonation. Quite a tasty beer.
Boutip (5060) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle: Poured a clear brown color ale with a medium size off-white foamy head with medium retention. Aroma of caramel malt is dominating which is not what I was expecting considering the style. Taste is dominated by loads of caramel malt with some light grainy notes and a dry finish. Body is light with good carbonation. Big time disappointment as this is not close to the style guideline which I would have expected considering the labels plus I really don’t care to drink this much caramel malt.
Ferris (7011) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Malty, spice and funky yeasty esters. Clearish copper with a creamy beige head. Sweet brown sugar, molasses, yeasty sweet fruity esters. A bit sweet for me.
Lowenbrau (2514) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from a gift. 24-07-2014.
In short: a yeasty carbonated ale.
Pours dark copper, hazy with frothy tan head, moderate head retention, some lacing. Bready, yeasty, caramel anfd liquorice aromas. Light to medium body, high carbonation, some viscous texture. Taste is caramel, bready, nuts, some harsh mouthfeel due to overcarbonation. Biere de Garde???. Enjoyable anyway.
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy rusted brown pour with a tan head that’s comprised of biggish bubbles but lasts. Lots of molasses and brown sugar and spice on the nose. I’m not getting any fruit impressions at all on this. Interesting. Very flavourful on the palate with those same notes coming out strong. The high carbonation and slightly sticky texture are taking away from it for me. There’s a more biscuity feel to the palate that leans toward cake with the sweetness. There’s also something sort of fruit like in there.
Bendrixian (1293) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml cork and cage. pours a hazy red/brownish colour with a lively white head. Malty and caramel aroma with some pez candy like quality, gets a little more complex as it breaths a little bit. I get some tart lemon pie and molasses aroma as well. On the palate it is well carbonated, which for me enhances those fruity and tart notes, with a touch of sweet molasses & yeast. Again i feel that as it opens up it gets a little bit sweeter and brown sugar like but always sports a good length. Decent stuff.
JoeMcPhee (8817) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour with a thick fluffy tan head. The nose is loaded with sweet toffeeish malt. A fairly pronounce caramel malt character. A touch of tartness up front with some dank musty yeast character that actually pretty authentic. The malt profile leans a bit too sweet for me but I can live with it. Assertive carbonation and a lingering sweetness. As it warms up, it picks up even more dusty notes. Some fairly chewy malt components - I probably should have held onto this for 6 months to a year but it’s still pretty interesting.