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


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RATINGS: 136   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lbcgreg (35) - 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 (345) - 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 (551) - 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 (331) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ametras (481) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
341ml bottle. Clear brown with mahogany hues. Flavors are chocolate syrup, roasted malts, maple syrup and caramel with nutty and fruity notes. Light body, high carbonation, thin texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lotsalaughs (128) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
chocolate, caramel, grass, earthy, coffee, brown, clear, minimal head, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, bitter Minimal foam on pour is tan, and diminishes quickly. Dark brown. Aromas of sweet chocolate and maybe some coffee with a bit of earthy grass. Taste is quite sweet, not unpleasant even though get the impression of being artificial. Average carbonation and thin mouthfeel. Finish is dry, slightly bitter and does not linger.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MunBro (457) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
This "beer" is very artificial and syrupy. Rickards is pretty mediocre but this is probably their worst. Tastes like molasses and frozen sludge malts. Bleh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
simonblaine (314) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours dark, minimal head. Aroma is of weak malts and berries. Taste is slightly sweet, chocolatey. Slightly weaker than preferred but enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1943) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
341 ml Bottle. Pours a dark red/brown with fill head. Aromas of sweetened chocolate and malts. Flavors of licorice, sweet malts and syrup. A little weak but easy to drink.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Habman (23) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
it’s a dark, but porter...naw. Too much syrup, candy, fudge, stickiness. An OK pint but 1 would be the limit for me

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