tiggmtl (4516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2004
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fruity, brown sugar, mocha yogurt aromas. Clear brown with off-white head that recedes to ring. Fruity up front chased by roasted malt bitterness. Light body. High carbonation. A bit watery. Bottle (sampled with MartinT and Rastacouere). Thanks OKBeer.
Rastacouere (6044) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish brown hue. Nice head initially quickly becomes a decent off-white film. That’s one shy nose, which I guess is fine with the style. There’s a mild roasted malt character in here as well as a cranberry fruitiness and a nougat coffee thing going on. Palate is fruity with more of that fruity roasted nuts, cherries, maybe maple even as this is quite sweet. The beer in itself is drinkable, but the style’s potential is so limited in my opinion.. A bit overcarbonated mouthfeel, rather thin. Mild Bitter finish. Your average beer.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - APR 23, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber-chestnut colour. Fruit aroma (apricot, plum) with liquorice, hint of bubblegum. Fruity palate - plums and bubblegum again, with watermelon. Background of light bitterness and wood. Kent Goldings seldom do it for me, but if they do you'll probably like this more than I as it is a decently made, balanced beer.
OKBeer (1168) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red/amber colour with a frothy, mostly lasting off-white head. Aroma is toffee and a bit of milk chocolate. Flavour is moderately sweet (toffee and caramel) and nutty. Somewhat sour finish with a nice smooth surrounding bitterness. Medium bodied, slightly creamy, but refreshing mouthfeel.
swiseman (355) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 1, 2004
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2004 This is a great red beer! Certainly one of the best that I have had. It has a very flavourful taste and a good aftertaste - reminds me of dark chocolate. I highly recommend this one for anyone visiting the Maritimes!!
jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 Pours dark ruby colour, with a smallish off white head. Aroma is a light but a bit of sweet malt sneaks out. Bit waifishly thin, flavour is on the sweet side with earthy Irish ale notes. Enjoyed it on draught at Rye's Deli in Fredericton NB.
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 1, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great tasting treat from close to home. ark red yummy color with a smooth slightly hoppy finish.