stantheman (360) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A 16 oz sleeve on tap at Hop & Vine in North Burnaby. A very dark ruby, slightly translucent. Not far off the color of Guinness. Not much nose detected from this sleeve maxi pour. I’d have to re-pour into a snifter. No patience for that tonight. Flavour is sweet, malty and fruity. No bittering detected. Okay, but not great.
Gerbeer (852) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with medium head. Aromas of grass, light chocolate, and hints of citrus and spice. Flavors of burnt malt, old raisins, and copper. Drinkable but not very inspiring.
fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Dark mahogany color with small creamy head. The aroma is mild, dark caramel, some chocolate dust. The body is quite strong; it has a strong flavor of dark caramel, moderate spicy touch, roasted nuts; it also has too much bitterness in the end and some metallic character.