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


on tap


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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lotsalaughs (125) - 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 (264) - 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 (273) - 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 (1689) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ljthiessen (328) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle. I enjoyed this more than I expected - when compared to other macros and beers simply labelled "dark," this one has a little more to it. Some nice dark fruit notes add depth to the flavour. Still fairly light and boring, but better than anticipated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RhetoricalAns (206) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
Dark brown pour with a thin tan head, doesn’t last long. roasted nuts, coffee, some chocolate. My favorite of the Rickards.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Masterkush7 (501) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
A weak attempt at a English Porter but for a macro brew it's better then most. Taste mostly of malt with a hit of maple and oak. Could be worse could me a molson Canadian. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JesseMartineau (74) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2014 330ml bottle. Pours dark brown with dissipating tan head. Aromas of coffee and nuts, just not sure what kind of nuts... Taste is actually surprisingly decent, coffee, and nutty small amounts of dark fruits. A strange bitter finish, maybe even a little sour... It?s by far the best Rickards, it?s still not awesome.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cattaneopapa (146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2014
Roasted nuts and coffee aroma. Clear dark brown in colour. Minimal head. Roasted nutty taste with a smooth caramel finish. Medium carbonation.

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