papat444 (22) - Mercier, Quebec, - MAR 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to MMansfield for this one.
Paired with a spicy hamburger.
Aroma: Decent malt aroma.
Appearance: Pours a nice dark brown color with a thick 3 finger head.
Flavor: Malt-like character, slightly bitter with a bit of caramel maybe?
Palate: A roasted like aspect permeates the mouthfeel, very inviting. As it warms, becomes a little more sweet.
Overall: Definitely could have a few of these in a row, alcohol is subdued. Solid offering, finished easily & itís a good flavorful brew, perfect for a winter afternoon.
cards04 (1425) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a chestnut brown. Aromas of raisin bread and smoked meat. Similar flavors. The smoke is a bit too prevelant for me.
dfinney23 (1377) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours auburn brown with a thick peaky head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is smoky, malty, a bit fruity. Taste is smoke, caramel, dark fruit.
bulldogops (1023) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. 4.8%. Dark brown/black pour (colour of an irish stout) with a bubbly tan foam with medium retention. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee. Taste is quite sweet at first, malt and toffee, but quite lightbodied. Rather bitter and bland through the finish. Meh.
jdobbs (271) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The nose is nutty and malty with a touch of brown sugar. Watery mouthfeel and tiny bubble carbonation. Starts off on a caramel note and finishes on a smoked aftertaste. Too bad body is too thin and taste too light, because this would be a great Scotch ale... or rauchbier.
rob6239 (563) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Pours dark and clear cola colour with little head. Not much in the way of aroma. Taste has some smoke and peat, but felt watered down slightly. Decent pick.
lotsalaughs (119) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
caramel, bread, smoke, toast, red, brown, clear, minimal head, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation
Ruby/brown pour. Mild carbonation at room temperature. Smoky sweet aroma (almost artificial smoke IMO). Taste is predominantly sweet malt with hint of butterscotch. Almost no bitterness. Sticky mouthfeel and lingering sweet aftertaste. Very low carbonation. Not a bad session pint, but a bit heavy on the sweet side.
shorlin (573) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer pours deep reddish brown, kind of hazy, with very minimal head. Nice smelling beer, a raisin smell, maybe some plum or prune. Taste is good as well, distinctive with sweetness and a repeat of the plummy aroma. Also a nice blend of bitterness in there. Palate is OK, just average. Overall, a nice change from IPAs for a while.
RyanE (107) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown pour.Thin grey head is pretty much non-existent. Looks almost flat. Fairly complex nose with roasted malt, figs and some smokiness. Dried fruit and some oak on the palate. Nice medium bodied mouth feel. I like this one.
andrewturba (893) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear very dark brown with small off white head quickly amounting to a very tiny ring around the glass. Aromas of Smoke, smoked malt, nutty, malty. Flavours of smoke, caramel, watery.
matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml bottle from jsprime. pours deep reddish brown with a tan head. smokey nose, backing dark fruity malt. flavour is similar. very 2 tone, smoke,dark malt. easy to drink. would buy if locally availible.