koppertone (62) - Alberta, - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with minimal head. Strong malt odor and taste, darker than I thought it would be and close to a porter. Heavy mouthfeel, smooth. Pleasant but a bit heavier than I imagined would have again.
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a_sully (299) - - MAY 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep Amber brown with a frothy white tan head. Aroma is sweet, taste of sugar, and maple lumber.
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lbcgreg (55) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavy ale with a strong roasted malt flavor with slight hints of chocolate and oak. Clean finish
UXO (852) - CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear brown with one finger of light beige head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is muted, burnt dark malt, coffee, treacle, oak. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering mild bitter finish. (3/5)
Fairly unremarkable wee heavy. It’s an OK interpretation, but not good enough to overcome my ambivalence towards the style. Maybe that’s a touch unfair, but I actually have had ones that did succeed in doing so, so… (12/20)
exeter (462) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear and dark brown but see through. With a 1 inch head that becomes an edge hugger with spotty lacing. The taste is roasted malts, dark fruit, booze, oak and vanilla. A very good mixture, would have again.
simonblaine (424) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Its ok. Not a huge fan of this type. Nothing memorable, nothing horrible, its just a mildly sweet scotch ale.
RobBestwick (674) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Rich coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Pours dark brown with very little head. Coffee, dark chocolate, brown sugar and a bit of nuts in the flavour. Medium bodied. A touch of bitterness in the finish.
RD400F (219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle to tulip glass, the beer pours a dark reddy brown with hardly any head which fades rapidly. Aroma is very faint but has notes of butterscotch, caramel, brown sugar, and a bit of grass. The taste and palate are where this beer really shine as it’s sweet with notes of caramel and toffee but well balanced by grassy and spicy hops. Carb is medium, body medium thin, very drinkable beer. Overall...saving grace? The other beers I tried from these guys weren’t very good but this one is quite nice.
markas101 (2027) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via coop. Ruby brown, caramel root beer aroma. Sweet, then balanced hops. Medium finish. Quite drinkable, not that memorable though.
NeuroPliny (224) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from oversized bottle. Clear dark brown with a quickly fading tan head. Notes of toasted malt, bread, and coffee on the nose. Flavour is subtle burnt malts, oak, caramel, coffee, and dark chocolate. Light body. Medium carbonation. Overall too muted for my taste.
rederic (3211) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
660ml bottle, dark brown color, with a beige head, with a mild toasted, bready, caramel, subtle smoked, roasted malty nose, with a toasted bread crumb, faint sugar pie, toffee, barley sugar accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with an earthy sweet grainy, toasted, caramel, biscuity, roasted malty, toffee, subtle ashy, faint dark bitter chocolate character, with a brown, barley sugar, sugar pie, caramelized bread crumbs, subtle flowery leafy, grassy hop flavour, leading towards a toasted, caramel, biscuity, roasted maltiness, toffeeish, burnt toast, lingering leafy, grassy hop bitterness finish.