Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice sweet malty aroma and pours a rich hazy reddish brown.
Large head that dissipates fairly quickly. Some sweetness, but the overall impression is of malt with some hoppiness. Sweetness lingers, but not long enough to be cloying. A very, very nice brew.
anders37 (14720) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear brown color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty dark fruit and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish.
wilderthanyou (713) - Guelph, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a burnt orange with a short lived fizzy cap. Aroma is biscuity, caramel, malt, dark fruits, and a touch of salted licorice? Iím starting to think maybe I just smell licorice in everything. The flavour starts right out of the gate with dark fruit notes, a bit a bicuit, a bit of caramel, then some. . . . .salted licorice. . . .that trails into the finish. Iím probably just losing my mind. Licorice or not licorice, I like the beer, itís good, and itís from Canada, so that cool.
Spab (1972) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a lightly cloudy dark orange/brown with moderate-sized cream-coloured head. Aroma is caramel, raisin and nuts. Flavour is lightly roasty toffee, raisin, brown sugar and nuts. Alcohol is apparent but not over the top. Good.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber brown pour with a fast-fading off-white head. The aroma is lovely. Toasted nuts, toffee and a little bit of stewed plums and raisin. Fairly assertive hopping with not much in the way of flavour, but more than enough bitterness to cut the sweetness. A fairly assertive alcoholic flavour on the back that would probably settle out with a bit of aging, but the beer is nice and clean. Nice lingering warmth mid-palate. A solid interpretation - could use another six months of age to really round it out.
TheJester (1644) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 mL bottle. Cola brown with no lasting head. The aroma is mild and mostly malty, with bread, toast, berries, and alcohol being the distinctive scents. Tasty, without being complex. A touch of booze. More berries, to go with the bread. Like raisin bread, with no cinnamon. Decent body.
rwgould (320) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent golden-brown, very small head, lots of carbonation. Aroma: Grapes, malt, soy sauce. Palate: Medium bodied, smooth, fizzy. Bit dry of a finish. Taste: Slightly bitter, very malty. Really can feel the alcohol. Itís not bad, but probably one of my least favourite bocks to date.
matt7215 (2069) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bomber brought by joel shared with jsprime and myself. dark brown,tan head. some kind of fruity brown ale. alcohol well hidden. not a real doppelbock. certainly not a lager. fine.
cyrenaica (943) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
THis is part of the Tree Brewing feature at the LCBO for May 2012. I tried this beer after purchasing from the King and Spadina lCBO outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a translucent dark brown colour with a this white head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruits, bread and yeast. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with mild carbonation, and a dryness feeling. Flavour is sweet malt, some caramel and grainy notes. Not much in the way of bitterness until the very end.
kevinsenn (804) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650mL bottle from LCBO. Pours a deep brown/ruby, clear, with beige lacing; a gorgeous-looking beer. Aroma is caramel, boozy, and little toasty too. Taste has sweet malt, booze, raisins, toast, maple, and some brown sugar - quite good! Sticky mouthfeel with a full body. I enjoyed this more than I thought I would - a great sipper.