presario (4406) - 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 (5183) - 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 (663) - 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 (1212) - 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 (3070) - New Westminster, 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 (3259) - 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 (1217) - 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.
Cirrhosis (1071) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow! What the hell aroma from the bottle and my wife agrees with me was the small of a cabbage patch kid. Body is clear and copper nice tall cap floating on top, giant bubble creators are forming I always enjoy thoseÖ..Vanilla, nutmeg, sweet floral notes in the aroma but itís off somehow it might be the malt is to week but there something not quite right about this aroma. Taste is full, nutty with a slight hop bight. Hazel nut to be more exact. Nice vanilla, good carbonation. Some chocolate shows up in the after taste and there is a mild sourness in the finish. Good beer nothing over the top wacky its just good.
ddemmingjr (591) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Doc Willoughbys. Pours a clear dark amber with a decent tan head that recedes. Did I just eat vanilla pudding and sugar cookies because thatís what I got on the nose here. Unique and expected more after the nose. More like a cream soda through the palate. Short finish. OK
pintbypint (1972) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml brown bottle. Dark golden brew with a foamy white cap. Sweet aroma
With caramel and vanilla. Some nutty notes, caramel and vanilla tastes. Slight chocolate malt as well. Creamy texture, light carbonation. Not bad, if youíre in the mood for something sweet.