Metugunaq (2) - St.John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dark brown in colour but not solid. Nose is molasses, coffee,and brown sugar with a stale note (and not in a good way). By the time I was done nosing, the tan head had nearly vanished. The taste is sour and bitter coffee with the stale note from the nose prevailing. The mouthfeel is slightly creamy at first then becomes very watery after a few minutes. The fact that I bought a six pack is regrettable.
alexchafe (29) - , Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
aroma of coffee, salted crackers with a touch of dark chocolate. the flavour has a ton of coffee, within some nice chocolate and some roasted notes. the backend is strangely sour with little hops. palate is watery.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
650ml bottle via trade with Beer Mountie! - Thanks Tony! - pours dark brown with a medium creamy offwhite head. Aroma is very light roast and coffee. Flavor is quite watered down coffee with a little chocolate and caramel. Quite sour on the finish. Light bodied and pretty acidic. Dry finish and a lingering sour aftertaste. I really wasn’t too fond of this one.
Gorbalev (2823) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Jerc, Blankboy, Hogtown Harry, and GregClow, Greg’s bottle. Deep dark brown, small bubbly white head. Weird yet nice coffee / oily aroma - lots of rich cocoa; gets nicer as it warms. Taste is very watery. There is an interesting coffee / cocoa taste her, but man, is it ever watered down. Not bad at all and better than the ratings here suggest.
blankboy (5152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & tupalev -- courtesy of GregClow. Pours a dark ruby-brown with a small diminishing off-white head. Nice roasty aroma with caramel, nuts and chocolate. Watery flavour of roasted malt with some chocolate and coffee. Thin bodied. Decent enough and underrated in my opinion.
HogTownHarry (5639) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc and tupalev - GregClow’s bottle. Poured cloudy reddish-brown with a small tan diminishing head. Dark roasty aroma, nuts with stale acidic coffee, some cola and sugary molasses - not bad! Taste is a little thin and sour - dishwatery - light roast, hint of sour fruit, quite disappointing. Thin of body, watery, acidic and fairly harsh - not awful, but I’ve have worse.
GregClow (2736) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with blankboy, jerc, HogTownHarry & tupalev. Dark ruby-brown with a small tan head. Slightly sour coffee and mild chocolate aroma. Body is lighter than expected from the style. Flavour is OK - hints of roasted coffee and baker’s chocolate, with a dry, astringent finish. Needs a bit more body, but it’s not too bad.
OKBeer (1168) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 24, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown colour, diminishing fizzy tan head. Light chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasty coffee and chocolate flavours with an underlying astringent acidity. Light bodied, dry.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - MAR 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown colour. Nutty, clean coffeeish aroma. Light body. A bit tart in the finish. Mainly coffee-flavoured. Not a whole lot of malt...a bit thin.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks for the bottle Tony- Shared with Hyde, my bottle- Deep chestnut pour is pretty much on its own, as the head has escaped. A thin layer of mocha dust has settled though. A funky cured leather aroma is kicking the shit out of my nose. There’s some coffee here too, and a confused roasted malt, but its off set by a tart metallic aroma. Some coffee flavours with what seems to be a yeasty funky sour brett, thats totally gone awry. Finish is watery, acidic, and underwhelming. Glad I got to try it, thanks so much Tony!