5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Fiery amber, translucent, moderate off-white head, frothy, fairly nice lacing, light carbonation. Toasted malt nose, very slight vegetal and grassy notes. Comes across as a lighter example of an Alaskan Amber. Seems as if maybe its at the end of its life? Light finish, light example. Fairly clean otherwise. Thanks for sharing mattbob!
desurfer (1245) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From my buddy in Buffalo. It came in a melted ice water bucket, so maybe not as cold as I’d like. Anyway, there’s a nice caramel flavor full of sweetness. Not so much complexity, but it’s a tasty beer. Went great with some sirloin BBQ.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red/amber in colour, light fizz on top, nice mild carbonation. Decent burnt maltiness, some milk toffee and dark fruity flavours, but a little too minerally -- reminds one of shower water.
blankboy (6426) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the Winking Judge’s fall BeerFest 2005. Pours a flat clear orange-amber with a small diminishing white head. Aroma and flavour of malt and nothing else. Blah. Body is flat with an unpleasant aftertaste. Based on the other reviews I guess this style is just not for me: it’s flat, dull and there’s no hops to be found. An acquired taste I guess.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (341ml). At October 2005 Winking Judge BeerFest, Hamilton. Poured clear bubbly mahogany with an average foamy diminishing white head. Aroma somewhat vegetal, stale slightly roasty malt, some hops. Tastes darkly grainy, harsh hops, some candyish mildly roast malt, a hingt of metal - a longish, quite bitter finish. Metallic/astringent mouthfeel, average body. Overall a touch too bitter, but it grew on me some.
pintbypint (2811) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml brown bottle. Orange hued beer topped with a small but creamy layer of foam. Aroma is slightly nutty, some caramel and dark malts. Flavour is lightly toasty, caramel malts, with a nice bitter finish. Mildly carbonated, a bit light in the body but otherwise solid and flavourful..
GregClow (2951) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at C’est What’s Spring 2005 Festival of Small Breweries. Amber-orange colour. Roasty malt and a bit of straw in the aroma. Solid and very well balanced flavour - caramel malt in the start, grassy hops in the finish. An unassuming & well made little beer.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap @ happy wanderer german resturaunt in niagara, on. right before my weener schnitzel with egg and anchovies. ok.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another great beer from Magnotta!
Pours a dark amber body with an off white head. Aroma is malty, wheat, and raisiny.
Taste is huge malt, raisins, sugar, and some alcohol.
These guys keep making great beers!
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another one of those beers that is just fabulous in aroma but a bit weak on delivering the tasty goods...