Snoro (289) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2007 Excellente, finalement elle est meilleur que le cheval blanc :) pas amer du tout!
MegaManC (31) - Oakville, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best of the sleeman products. Slight coffee taste, but still on the lighter side.
fivealex (3) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My beer of choice in Ontario (along with Steam Whistle Pilsner)...I think they put ’crack’ in the ingredients...once you drink one, it’s too easy to drink another, then another...
Daytona00 (132) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
311 ml bottle. Dark red color with a medium head. Nice aroma. Good taste with is own charactter. I was actually impressed. A good red ale.
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an orange-amber color with a nice white head that faded fast leaving no lace. Aromas were sweet malt, peat, rum, spiced fruit, caramel/toffee and earth. Flavor was sweet malt, caramel, maple syrup, apple, currants and rust, with a light but crisp hop bitterness. Mouthfeel was pleasant, not overly carbonated, and clean. Not too much aftertaste.
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty good dark lager. Aroma of caramel and nuts, with a head that disappeared almost as soon as it formed (might have been my pour). Taste matched the aroma. For $10.99 a 12 pack this isn’t bad, and is VERY sessionable.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This dark wasn't very dark at all. Color is solid brown like that of varnished wood with deep yellow tones. Solid, frothy head that settled down well. Smell was a musty grain, kind of light, with a caramel tone. Taste was slightly watery for a dark, some caramel and a bit of oat bread and grassy notes. Felt to light to be a dark, could've had more body. Not bad, but definately had better darks.
soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has a very traditional English ale taste. It grows on you. The first one was fine, but not that impressive, then a few days later the next two I enjoyed much more. A day later the next one is even better. I don’t know why, perhaps its just a need to familiarize myself with what’s going on tastewise. Not that hoppy, not that malty, not that heavy, yet adequately hearty. Easy drinking, pleasant taste. Nice head, nice aroma, pleasant taste. Right about in the league of a decent ale from England. Not quite the quality of Samuel Smith (I don’t mean Samuel Adams), but they are pretty much at the top of the heap with the high price to go with it. Nevertheless, its up there with some of the better ones out of England.
matthewpet (28) - USA - JAN 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle... marked Sleeman Original Dark 50. Nice foamy head with good retention, plesant reddish amber color, sweet malty aroma. Interesting flavor, decent balance of malt and hops. Good drinkable beer.
MarshallMac (143) - West Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
this stuff is good, doesn’t remind me of other dark beers, has a very loner-like taste