HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (341ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and tupalev - courtesy of blankboy. A big hit, and quite a surprise. Poured a clear light copper with an average frothy head and decent lacing. A nice blend of medium hops and roasted malts in the aroma, wtih some yeast mustiness and hardwood resiny notes for character. Taste delivered on what the nose promised - started roast malt sweetish and ended pleasantly resiny bitter. Mouthfeel was a little oily and salty. Not a complex or challenging beer, but I would keep a few on hand if locally available - satisfying and socialble.
rederic (3188) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber hue, shy foamy head. Caramelized malt, hint of vanilla, follows through on a medium-bodied palate with nutty, biscuit, malt caramelized flavors in a soft hoppy finish
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red amber. No real head to speak of. Persistant carbonation. Some good malt presence in the flavor.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear amber color with a thin white head. Decent aroma of hops, malt and honey. Flavor of hops and malt with a burnt finish. Decent body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Not great but at least decent.
Eructoblaster (3216) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Limpid copper body topped with a thick but diminishing off-white frothy head. Decent malty aroma with roasty and hoppy notes. Average malty/roasty taste with some tiny caramel hints. Ends with a short but harsh bitter/sour aftertaste. Good effort, but not enough good to be stored in my fridge regularly.
Michael Tuguigui (16) - concord, Ontario, PHILIPPINES - JUN 8, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Alcohol , caramell . looks like tea thats been fliterd once or twice this beer taste flat
Boutip (4995) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a dark red beer with a great head with standard retention. Carbonation is excellent. I appreciate the aroma of malts and quite strong spices. Taste is very refreshing with a bitter aftertaste that includes one spice that tasted like pepper? Overall, this is one is just above your standard red ale.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2004
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hop aroma is very present without being assertive. Clear dark copper brown with thin white fully diminishing head. Sweet initial flavour with a quick hint of roastiness overwhelmed quickly by harsh oxidation (stale, cardboard). Body is disappointingly thin.
Lubiere (10698) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(draft) Another red amber beer, with little hops in nose, little malt in mouth, and no body...much better again in bottle.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear brown, off white head. roasted malt aroma with a hint of fruit and chocolate. some burnt suragy notes and some nice roasted coffee in the finish. nice.