Sammy (8414) - Toronto, Ontario, - MAY 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Charred Chai and Cranberry, on cask at C’est What tap takeover. Brownish red bodied. Sweet, I am getting basil and other spice including some cayenne pepper and black pepper. Nice cask.
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013-05-07 - at C’Est What, on cask. Deep flat-looking brown with red highlights, not much head at all (3-). Interesting aroma, alcohol, raw cinnamon, something spicy-bitter and acidic - borders on the medicinal, with emerging urinal cake notes. Taste ... classic nutty/light coffee porter, but earthy and jalapeno-spicy, somewhat, a fair bit of cocoa - reminded me of pollo en mole sauce - cocoa and peppers, not much alcohol. Thick and still, sticky and spicy, finishes almost gritty ... weird, but I didn’t hate it - really needed some life in the mouthfeel.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
[5349-20130507] Cask. Medicinal PineSol herb aroma. Hazy, dark black brown body with no lasting head. Smoked roasted fruit flavour has a long almost sour roast aftertaste. Medium body is a little under carbonated and builds up a jalapeno heat. Really interesting but not a fan. (6/3/5/2/9-) 2.5
(SC Tap Takeover @ C’est What, Toronto, ON)
blankboy (5979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Sawdust City Tap Takeover, C’est What. Pours a murky brown with no head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt, a hint of fruit and some very light hops -- that sounds good but it’s a bit of a mess. Flavour follows the aroma and is also a mess. The finish is iffy. Average bodied. Just O.K.
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2013-05-07. Bizarre first taste. Smokey earthy vinous character is not what I was expecting. Quite fruity but the finish has a lightly ashen bitterness. Average bodied palate, very low carbonation. Aroma is similar, odd earthy sort of vinous character. Not sure what they were going for but I really do not care for it. On cask at SC Tap Takeover, C’est What, Toronto