Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured with an average-sized, creamy, light-brown head that diminished over time to about one-finger. Good lacing. Body was a dark-red color, and slightly hazy. Aroma was of toasted malt... nice. Light to medium body on the palate, and slightly thinner than I had expected, but still with some oiliness/creaminess to it. Sweet, malty flavor with a short finish... quite good, but not as impressive as expected from its appearance. A good representation of its class.
EnSiFeRuM (501) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bouteille de 500 ml. La bière est de couleur rougeâtre avec une mousse démesurée (3/4 de mousse 1/4 de bière). Au nez on découvre des arômes de malt caramel, de houblon et de pommes rouges. En bouche le corps est mince-moyen avec une effervescence moyenne élevée. On goûte des saveurs de grain torréfié, de grain caramélisé, de houblon floral et de sucre brun.
guil0000 (397) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer looks great, smell and taste is also pretty satisfying. Also props to the very nice bottle it comes in. Overall a very nice ale.
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nutty bitter sweet aroma, some honey too. Oak colour with a thin white head. Sweet nutty hop flavour. Good beer.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle-pours a thin retaining tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-sweet toffee, peat, grass. Taste is light/medium malt-sweet toffee, peat, grass, English like/earthy/lemon-hops. OK effervescence. Thanks Ed Notch for sharing.
tomthompson89 (1980) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
copper amber color not much head sweet malts on the nose some earthyness as well as toffee, flavor is similar toffee, yeast and some bread good hop on the finish and a faint breadyness good beer
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - SEP 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark ruby red that’s fairly opaque with a thick tan head.
The aroma is heavy on roasted coffee beans, celery, burnt cookies, and caramel.
The mouthfeel is smooth, with low-medium carbonation. It’s a bit thicker than most Irish Reds.
The taste is coffee, sweet caramel and a mild bitter finish. The Kent hops are there, but not as much as I’d like.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep ruby amber with a good beige froth sittin atop. Nice earthy malty aromas, burnt sugars, some coffee, slightly roasty. Very nice roasty flavours, subtle coffee, earthy, some bitterness, sweetness follows. Good full earthy finish, lotsa coffee.A nice example! Thanks Jadoreblanche!
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. [ Courtesy of OKBeer ] Light unclear amber red color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, moderate yeast, light jelly strewed strawbeery. Flavor is moderate sweet, light acidic and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft.
muzzlehatch (4840) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2007
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ice-cold draught pint at the Hilltop Restaurant and Bar, Fredericton ND, May 2007. Hey it was the only bar near enough our motel to walk to, so shut up....pours dirty copper into the 20 oz frosted glass, with a touch of head...nose is reasonably malty/toasty, assertive, lightly cidery when cold....but alas, on the tongue its infected, cardboardy....the more you drink the more grossly vegetal and spoilt it tastes....low carbonation, muddy and slick mouthfeel. My guess is unclean tap lines or a very old keg at this place, which seemed to be serving 90% Bud Light to families and youngsters. I have a bottle and will re-try as this seemed a particularly poor sample.