Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
6/6/08 On draught at the Stickey Wicket, Victoria, BC. Aroma is very low with lightly roasted sweet malt dominating. Appearance is dark brown with a tan head. Flavor is roast malt forward with no hops; very simple. Mouthfeel is medium-high bodied with a very low carb texture. Overall, nothing objectionable, but not enough flavor.
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet, malty nose. Dark body. Head is foamy at first but flattens too soon. Smooth. Bready entry. Full of malt. Slightly sweet finish: a little too sweet for me. Mild. Drinkable and light-bodied.
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @ Pacific Shore-pours a retaining creamy tan head and dark brown color with red tint. Aroma is dark malt, hint of dark fruit. Taste is dark malt-chocolate, secondary light hops bite, dark fruit. OK carbonation.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light malty aroma. Pours opaque black. Kind of like porter lite. Light body, roasted malts with slight bitter and sour finish.
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep black-amber with an off-white head and some lace. Slight molasses aroma, slightly sweet and a bit stale. A very present port-like taste with light roasted and dark crystal malt, slight hop presence, slightly stale with a warming finish. Carbonation reminiscent of soda-pop, decently creamy but thin, with a dry finish. Not a bad beer, some complexity to it, but too light in body, despite the pleasant finish.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown, no head.
Aroma is caramel, toffee, light alcohol roasted malts. Taste is a light roastiness, caramel, light alcohol, chocolate.
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Irish Times. Accompanied by Oysters. Creamy head. Very dark beer. Faint hints of light come through when held to the light. Nice malty body. Light stout-like. Flavours of nuts and coffee. Session quality.
probstblueribbon (2853) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
341 mL bottle from BC Liquor Stores, served almost cold in a rocks glass.
App.: Fairly dark cola, clear, mocha head that dissipates quickly.
Aroma: Tight nose, kinda dirty and skunky with some odd earthy, nutty notes. A bit of roasted malt as it warms (I’m stretchin’ it here...).
Palate: Medium body and fairly full, sharp carbonation.
Flav.: Some roasted malt notes, bread crust/toast, a bit nutty, maybe a bit of floral hops in the background. Finishes with a hint of bitterness and little residual roastiness.
Schwach, Herr Hermann. Nicht so gut.
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights with a small off white head that never stuck around too long. Aroma much like near-burnt toast with hints of currants maybe? Nutty taste with a crisp roasty finish and a small serving of hop bitterness. Very nice.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour. mild roasted malt nose. roasted malt taste with faint hops.