jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015-02-21. Dark brown-black body with a large foamy beige head. 3++ Aroma is moderate, lightly musty green hops and dark malt. Flavour is moderately bitter throughout, green hops, light chocolate touches. Smooth average plus bodied palate, good carbonation. Enjoyable. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto.
CacheManyHose (383) - HONG KONG - JAN 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From LCBO, drank at the farm in Calabogie. Re-cola pour with thin but creamy tan head and bubbly legs. Smells of piny hop, dark sweet spiced malt, maple syrup, spice, hint of dark fruit. Tastes fizzy, oily, thin-to-medium thickness, bitter finish. Crisp and malty.
HKdIPA (429) - HONG KONG - JAN 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from LCBO had at the Farm. Dense foamy frothy head - slightly tan. Aroma is slightly metallic, a bit roasted and nutty. Taste is richer than expected, with a nice pronounced bitterness that lasts. Smooth palate. And lingering sour bitterness. Good, easy drinking, but full flavor and palate. Aroma disappointing though.
pootzboy (1630) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; pours cola-black, gold highlights, 1 finger off white cap - Aroma is all PNW hop over light roastiness and some bready malting. Flavour is hoppy, roasty-lightly malty, clean roasty finish, very rounded and easy to drink
MarkoR (663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a deep brown colour with large fluffy head. Aroma is malty, some spices and malts. Taste is toasted malt, hops. Pretty decent beer.
blankboy (6520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle (650ml)] Pours a deep dark amber-brown with a large lasting fluffy beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is malty and nutty along with light leafy hops, light spices and some breadiness. Flavour of toasted malt, leafy hops and a long moderate bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Pretty good.
Randy4Beer (350) - - DEC 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
More extremely dark brown than actual black in colour. Thin, slightly off white head, leaving decent lacing behind.
Aromas are grass, roasted malts, with an underlying earthiness to it all.
Light creaminess to the palate, but still some hints of lager crispness coming through. Tastes of roasted malts, and very light citrus hops on the swallow. Some grapefruit bitterness.
I think I was expecting a hoppier beer, given its name, but this is still a nice drinkable beer, of medium complexity.
Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a clear black color lager with a nice dark off-white head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt notes with some bitter hops notes is OKish. Taste is also dominated by light roasted malt notes with some bitter hops notes and some light citrus notes. Body is a bit light for style with good carbonation. A bit short on character in my opinion.
lesifflebiere (1452) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Liquide couleur cola, rouge à la lumière, avec une mousse éphémère couleur érable. Le nez est copieusement houblonné, du genre floral, avec des malts sucrés loin derrière. Texture mince en bouche, avec des malts qui surgissent en fin de gorgée, et non des houblons, qui tiennent plutôt le début de la scène, assez accessibles et pourtant bien présents. Superbe exemple du genre, on aurait aimé un brin plus d’audace mais l’ensemble est charmant.
Canmoore (327) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nearly opaque ruby read, and had a creamy off white head. Aroma notes include oddly enough olives, faint notes of citrus, and roasted malt. Tasting notes include rich malts, dark chocolate, that distinct Cascadian citrus bitterness to finish. The body is creamy, and light despite the colour of the beer. This is a very drinkable beer, and oddly enough has a strange olive aroma!