Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany-brown, thin head, slightly spicy, with brown sugar, a fairly estery note w light bubblegum phenols. Sweetish front, almost Belgian-level phenols resulting from the candi sugar, some nice raisiny, fruitcakey notes that are more in the Anglo-American tradition. Maybe a bit thin for something that should be a big-bodied beer. Better for the pub, but not hefty enough for the fireside.
CapFlu (4461) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lasting frothy beige head atop a near opaque, black-red body. Roasted malt nose though only slight. Perhaps English Malt but there is some Candied Malt with Belgian yeast hiding in the background. This really isn’t an English Strong Ale is it? Seems more Dunkel or Dopplebock.
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
pretty solid winter ale smells slightly of spicy plums pours nearly black with a nice bubbly light tan color tastes like some sort of warm spicy plummy dessert pretty damn good winter ale
rob6239 (614) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask in Toronto. Pours great with decent head. Aroma only has a slight bit of the oak chips. Taste is sweet and spicy.
Lubiere (9747) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A reddish copper ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, nice sweet fruity malt with light oaked notes, banana and cloves, nice. In mouth, a smooth sweet dark fruity malt with light treacle, oak, very well done. Aged on oak chips. Cask Days 2013.
blomster (249) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma of burnt sugar, chocolate. Taste is dark caramel, sugar. Medium bodied, low bitterness. Pretty good.
stantheman (613) - 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 (1666) - 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 (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - 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.