solidfunk (2611) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not quite what I envision a strong ale is. Pours reddish clear with ok head and lacing. Mostly caramelized, sweet malt in aroma with a little woodenness and some booze. Finishes sweet and boozy. Bottle from their store.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber golden pour. The aroma is light nutty and toasty. Some sweet malt and a bit of toffee. Assertive hopping but not a lot of hop aroma or flavour. A little bit of woodiness and some fruit as well. Some fusely yeast character and a bit of an odd underattenuated malt flavour. Sort of chewy and almost cloying with a bit of some lingering dusty yeast notes. Pretty poor.
Metalchopz (2025) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Originally rated May 2004. A copper-red colour with a beige bubbly head. I don’t know if it’s a bad batch, but I see hardly any carbonation. It has a sweet smell going on the bitter side. I know it is blasphemy, but this beer is actually much better drank from the bottle.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a nice caramel malt with nice British hops, light treacle, some vinous and burned caramel notes. In mouth, a smooth caramel malt with light British hops, some nice effect from maderization, a bit thin in finale (bottle is about a year old).
Gpnterojd (175) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Too exhausted to put much into words. This beer is thirst-quenching with a creamy and smooth feel. The hops are alive just enough to keep things interesting as they poke through a caramel and vanilla backbone. Surprisingly tasty and easier to chug than water. Wasn’t expecting something this good.
GRM (2705) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown bottle, 341 ml, gift from Karl Probst (danke!), savoured on December 10 2010; eye: polished copper, clear, good effervescence, tiny ring of tan head, no lacing; nose: caramel, corn, grain, nutty, basement; mouth: caramel, corn, grain, lots of acridness, nutty, acrid finale, medium body, rather carbonated, quite sweet, grainy texture; overall: quite ordinary
Bouteille brune, 341 ml, cadeau de Karl Probst (danke!), savourée le 10 décembre 2010; œil : cuivre poli, claire, bonne effervescence, petit anneau de mousse fauve, pas de dentelle; nez : caramel, maïs, grain, noix, cave; bouche : caramel, maïs, grain, pas mal d’âcreté, noix, finale âcre, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, pas mal sucrée, texture granuleuse; en résumé : b’en ordinaire
probstblueribbon (2632) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 ml bottle in 12-pack from TBS, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear deep amber with a fair off-white froth.
Aroma: Rich caramel, toffee, treacle, tons of lovely malt, some light nuttiness, a touch earthy, brown sugar, burnt sugar, biscuits, a touch of hops?
Palate: Medium+ body, fairly full but smooth effervescence.
Flav.: Much like the nose with plenty of rich, delicious, chewy malts and a restrained hit of pine/resin hops; dry with a little bitterness and a reasonably nice malt finish.
The name conjures up horrid macro-malt liquors and belies the true, and pleasant, nature of this brew. I’m happy with Magnotta’s products.
markas101 (1754) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle, Mulmur, ON, Canada. Dense amber colour, frothy long lasting head. Some skunkiness and sweet caramel aroma, a bitter hit on the first sip, then very sweet, then transiting to fruit. Very interesting, not what I expected.
fredthecat (289) - CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
smell is an alcoholic resiny caramel, it pours dark amber with a thick white head that turns to a thick lace. taste is molasses, sugar syrup, a bit of toasted grain. the mouthfeel is sticky smooth and thick. this is an incredible, affordable session beer. wow
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341ml bottle acquired in trade with Sammy (thanks!). Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color wtih a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of grains, some fruitiness, and caramel. Tastes of grains (stronger than the aromas), lighter fruitiness, and a little toasty.