Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours brown with a thick head. smells very grassy. Tastes like burnt coffee and waxy chocolate. Once again tree attempts a seasonal and builds a bottle of shit. Donít get me wrong Tree does some great beer. But, this is not one of them.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, at Coleís, from my Maudite glass. Pours clear tawny/red/orange, thin white head, ropey lacing. Nose is vanilla, caramel, cinnamon. Flavours of cinnamon and disgusting theater popcorn. Diacetyl all over the place! Fucking. Gross. Never again! Címon Tree, you made Hophead, give your head a shake!
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Pats Pub. Amber and clear but a little dull. There is a lot of vanilla in this one. It has a light malty character. Thin head. Fairly simple overall - while many BC brewers have progressed, Tree is still living ten years ago making poorly-executed gimmick beers. Too bad.
presario (4437) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Last of a 6-pack. Dark amber with a lasting head. The microbubbles tell me this is a good beer! Aroma is thick and a bit cloying. Gives the impression that the beer might be syrupy. Interesting candy-cinamon scent is intriguing. Reminds me more of pumpkin beers. Has a gourd-like palate and spice though not the pumpkin flavour. Instead it is a vanilla strength of an NW amber. Big spice mouth feel and finish. Cinamon with a hint of nutmeg and soft pepper.
DuffMan (5817) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Medium abmber, low cream coloured head, no lace. Aroma is sweet vanilla caramel. Flavour is simple sweet vanilla caramel with a bit of an artificial quality to the vanilla. I think vanilla is hard to pull off in a lighter malt profile as it always comes off as a bit artificial to me. This brew reminded me of Granville Islandís Lion Winter Ale, only not quite as dark or sugary.
Lagerboy (915) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper, thin white head. Malty vanilla nose, tastes of lightly roasted malts, some caramel, mostly vanilla, with a thin bitter finish. Decent enough, for a Granville Winter wannabe.
patricks110 (1487) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bright and golden copper pour with a thick 2 fingers of head that formas massive rings of lacing. The nose is of light caramel with some beautiful and biscuity malt. A fake vanilla and spice is very prevalent. The taste is of light caramel malt with the fake tasting vanilla prevalent again. No alcohol in the taste but a light bitter hop on the finish. A moderately dry finish as well with a prolonged and slightly astringent spice aftertaste. The body is medium with the overly fake vanilla astringent aftertaste.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sparkling amber,lasting beige head.Nose is vanilla & caramel.Mellow malt profile,light pleasant vanilla overtones.Long,medium hop end
reebtogi (3717) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650mL bottle poured a deep copper color with decent white head and some lacing. Aroma is roasted malts and some chocolate and spice. Taste is light sweet malts with a hint of chocolate and some spices. A decent beer, but not one of the best of this style that I have ever had.
manuchampions (1224) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the Opening Night Party for VCBW. Pours a deep amber with thin white head. Aroma immediately reminds me of marshmallow smores...slightly sweet and sickly with that artificial marshmallow scent. Taste is also fairly smoreish with vanilla, cocoa, caramel malt. Fairly thin mouthfeel. Not much to speak of in the finish. Tastes like an offshoot of a winter ale gone wrong.