shorlin (719) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nice gold colour, well carbonated. Head is foamy. Aroma is Storm’s typical candyish smell. Also a little but of hop. Feel is light, unpleasant finish. Taste is boring. I need to drink better beer
manuchampions (1241) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2011
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled in St.John’s Newfoundland. Poured a solid gold with thin white head. Nose was slightly hoppy but also sickly sweet. Taste was much the same but hops were swamped by the sweetness. Way overboard. Finish was boring. Were is the malt back to this beer? Not good.
TheJester (2131) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
650 mL bottle. Orange-gold with a ring of head. Aroma of fruit syrup and adjunct. Not appealing at all. Flavour is sweet, metallic, and there is a little bitterness at the end. This is not a good beer.
alexchafe (29) - , Newfoundland, CANADA - FEB 27, 2009
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
pours a medium amber with little head. grainy hops aroma, much the same on the taste (with some orangey sweet notes) but it seems off somehow, not like the smell.
beerbill (3565) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
650 ml bottle courtesy of a trade with mullet2007. Pours a crystal clear gold with a thin white head that disappeared after the first couple of sips and left no lace. Pleasant but light aroma of grassy hops. The flavor is virtually non-existent. Its not that its bad, there is just very little to speak of. There is a trace of malt and some very weak grassy hops and that’s it. No unpleasant off flavors, just complete blandness. Thin, watery body. If I had to use one word to describe this beer, it would be dull.
tomthompson89 (1931) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2008
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
again another one that is off, ahh well it happenes to all breweries, some white foam, nose is off, flavor is infected or something weird, hope to get another bottle and re-rate
Sammy (9447) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks for bringing back Derek. The gentlemen from Newfoundland speak highly of this brewery, it is supposed to taste fine absolutely fresh within weeks. A soapy white head, and lacey. Infected for sure, that was the interesting part of it. Medium, quite a basic beer. medium mouthfeel.
mullet2007 (209) - St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 19, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with very little to no head whatsoever. Color is sort of light golden. Smells very faintly of hops, otherwise unremarkable. Very little carbonation at all. Taste is nothing terribly exciting, maybe a little bit of malt.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2006
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
My Dad brought a bomber of this back to me in the summer. Darker gold/amber. Still looking, not a huge gead, and little carbonation. WHat head is there is white, tiny bubbles, and short lived. Yeasty as all get out. An organic attack on the olfactory. Some fruit too, with no real malt or hop base seeming to exist. Tastes very yeasty, bacterial, almost sour rotting fruit, with a lingering fruity finish. EIther this one is infected, or it should be re-labeled as a belgian ale.
Earlier Rating: 6/20/2006 Total Score: 2.9
650 ml Bottle- A recent gift from Dad! Thanks Len SR! Pours cloudy hazed yellow with a thick but short lived white foam. Aroma is lemons and orange peel, which is nice, but then there’s this leathery weird chemical grassy note.Taste is mostly noble ops and a faint grassy pine/lemon note. FInish is sotra rough though, very astringent. Pretty spritzy. Thanks Len SR! I’d love to try another one!
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUN 5, 2006
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours an orange-gold. No head to speak of.
Aroma is grainy, like a strange horsefeed with raisins. This makes me suspicious that this is the same brew Storm Brewing contract-brewed for the Duke of Duckworth as Duke’s Own.
Watery mouthfeel with very little carbonation.
Taste? Not good taste, anyways. Unpleasing grain that overpowers and that awful unlit cigarette/old raisins flavour. Ack. This is the same waste of money that Duke’s Own was. What I can’t figure out is why Storm Brewing would release this when all their other brews are fairly pleasing.
Earlier Rating: 11/25/2005 Total Score: 3.4
Poured something resembling copper (which bad pub lighting can’t help) with a slight head of creamy looking foam. The head makes a circle ’round the rim o’ the glass all the way down--lacy, lacy, lacy.
Smells of whole wheat bread sweetness, a bit of apple cider, and something like a raspberry syrup. Some faint haybale grassiness does creep up as it warms.
I found the brew smooth with a low-medium carbonation, unlike Barleyzone.
Taste is tart with a bitter finish. Behind this sour and bitter ale is a nice subtle maltiness. A bit of pleasant hops. The aftertaste is pleasing and bitter.
I personally felt this was a very English ale-inspired brew. The whole thing just screamed anglophile to me. Pleasing in general, nothing to scream about, but pleasant and preferable to a macro brew from somewhere else in the UK or North America.