pintbypint (3276) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JUL 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from 341ml brown bottle. Grainy, slightly yeasty, fruity aroma. Orange appearance, white uneven but thin head. Sweet tasting, caramel notes, slightly yeasty finish.
UXO (1314) - CANADA - APR 14, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: clear pale to medium amber with a short loose foamy ivory head diminishing gradually to nothing, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: caramel, bready yeast, grassy. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, short duration off-dry finish. (3/5)
One of their best, second only to their British IPA (which when fresh is in my opinion world-class). This isn’t world-class, by any means, but it’s solid. The malt profile leads the way, but the caramel aromas don’t translate into sickly sweetness, and there’s appropriate grassy bittering in the finish. I wouldn’t call it my “go to” but if faced with the typical choice of local product, this is the one I’d take. (12/20)
Luvystypotables (1472) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of malt and grain, pours a dark amber color with a thin white head. Taste of roasted malt with a light to medium body and a roasted malt finish.
BreWedge (459) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341 ml bottle via DB. Pours a light amber with a mid-size white head. Aromas are grainy, vegetal and a little like an empty plastic garbage bag. Tastes are dominated by caramel maltiness but it is dry, not sweet. Medium body and carbonation, short malty finish. I could enjoy one but definitely not a go to.
BrewGoblin (633) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was wayyyyyyyyyy better than the Iceberg one I tried but still just ho-hum. A copper pour with a thin head. Quite malty, caramel, bread, grains and some light nutiness. I wish it was a bit hoppier to keep it balanced. It has got a nice flavour, I would enjoy it more if the feel was a bit thicker to match the malted goodness.
darrennelson12 (456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap and in bottle; this was OK. I like amber ale’s though found this a little hoppy and dry for my liking
Overall it was OK ... but nothing special
probstblueribbon (3633) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
341 ml bottle from Sherbrooke Liquor via Ryan (thanks!), served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear copper with a decent tan head.
Aroma: Lots of grains/cereals, mashy, a bit of caramel/toffee, smells like caramel malt.
Palate: Medium body, moderate effervescence.
Flav.: Much like the nose, mainly caramel malt, grain/cereal, meh; dry with limited bitterness and a pleasant toffee finish.
Seem to recall this tasting better back in the day. Changes to the beer or to my palate...hard to say.
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle courtesy of @kgamiller all the way from the Rock itself.Clear amber pour with a bubbly white head. Not at all what was expected. Clear amber pour with a bubbly white head, little retention.Aroma is stagnant grassy, vegetabley malts with a skunky hoppy note. Certainly hope this was a sour bottle mayhaps - as this was a buttery fart in a bottle. An ungodly mess unworthy of Newfoundland.
SkinSquad (6) - Stephenville Crossing, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 18, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not their best beer but overall pretty good. Not too much of an aftertaste. You can definitely taste the hops, beer was really fresh.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Picaroon's Brewer's Bash. Sweet, malty taste, light bitterness on the finish. Overall, rather British and sweet, but enjoyable.
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Bendrixian (1455) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sweet aroma, although muted. caramel and malts with some light floral hops. this is a medium bodied brew with malted taste profile, some light bitterness on the finish. Smooth and malty session ale.