Brewed by Molson Breweries (MolsonCoors)
Style: Porter
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Brewed in the style of English porters, Rickard’s Dark is creamy with a smooth finish that holds just a hint of pure Quebec maple syrup.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
exeter (438) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
It looks like coke but has a nice lasting head and good lacing. That’s the high point. Tastes of malt sweetness and some dark chocolate bitterness, or so I think. It’s rather light on everything. It’s a porter for people that might think porters are too strong. Just what a macros for. English style Porter? England should sue!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerAndPonies (80) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
341 ml bottle from the Rickard’s sampler twelve-pack, served in my fancy cruise-ship dual-level flute glass. Pours a deep cola/caramel brown with low carbonation and a latte-hued cap that leaves lace loops. Aroma is toned-down toasted malt, caramel, and a small helping of spiced dark red fruit. Flavor is anemic for a brown ale/porter-styled beer - lightly buttered toast with a sprinkling of brown sugar - and comes off as watered-down. Mouthfeel is thin as well; not much to chew on here. Porter, my ass. Nothing unpleasant, but almost nothing of any substance as well. Ho-hum. (Oddly enough, the final sip of sediment in the glass had more roasty oomph than any previous swallow.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mathieuc (1731) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
Pours a medium brown with a medium offwhite head that sticks around longer than your usual macro beer. It also leaves some fine lacing patterns on the glass. Nose is of caramel and toasted grains, a little roasty. Some fruits as well. Taste is of chocolate, roasted nuts and caramel, a little bitter and not too sweet. Some maple syrup impressions but I might be imagining things since it is written right there on the can. Body is light, carbonation moderately high. Texture is a little smooth but also a little thin... OK dark beer. Not quite a porter to me but pretty close.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
can8ianben (1379) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Decent roasty, malty, beverage. Lacks a full richness, and a darker color.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
worldbeertaste (1709) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Dark brown with a tan light head. Smells of pale malt, caramel, sweet malt, and earthnotes. Tastes about the same but with a bit more roast and light fruit. Not bad. One of the most drinkable of the mass produced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfearnley (1141) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Hey, I just bought a house. The old owners, ’kindly’, left a couple beers in the fridge. Both our Rickards and both are beers that I probably wouldn’t have purchased on my own. But they’re two different styles, so I’m going to give them a try. I haven’t moved anything in yet, but there just happens to be a table where glass in the kitchen. I’m guessing that that is more than this beer will deserve. Here goes. Bottle to table glass. Aroma of syrup, fresh malt, maple, and bread. This is reddish brown with a thin, off-white almost tan, creamy head. Taste of cherry, malt, spme lemon and skunk. Better than I thought it would be.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lbcgreg (42) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
Slight malt flavor with a very slight hint of sweetness. Clean finish and light style of stout

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
UXO (607) - CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
Pours clear deep amber with one finger of fine beige head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, minimal lacing (3/5). Nose is caramel malt, chocolate and mild coffee, light grassy hops (5/10). Taste is moderate sweet malt, mild to moderate bitter (6/10). Light body, moderate to high sustained carbonation, with a lingering bitter finish (4/5). Y’know, I wasn’t expecting much. And I didn’t get much. But what I got was perhaps a slightly better grade of not much, than I was expecting. Some might consider the carbonation a bit too high, and it certainly generates a burp or two, but it also lifts and cuts the sweetness. The sweetness still gets a little cloying on the tongue, and I sure wouldn’t want more than one, but overall, as “beers that you’re likely to find on tap at some soulless chain restaurant” go, it’s drinkable. I’d go so far to say as it might well be the best thing in the MolsonCoors lineup these days - not that that’s saying much. (10/20)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mbgrayson (580) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Pours a clear dark brown. Taste is sweet and malty. Very easy to drink and tasty. Thumbs up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Berard (403) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin white head that dissipates. Sweet caramel aroma over light carbonation. This is one of the weakest porters I've ever had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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