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.
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.
LarryBeast (401) - - AUG 6, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Call me crazy, but Iíve always loved this beer. Simple, yet effective. I donít like many lagers, but I thoroughly enjoy this dark, subtle, delicious local beauty. Refreshing in the summer, comforting in the winter.
cgreb (382) - Marburg, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle - nearly black beer with a beige head. Aroma of cloth and some bread. Flavour is smooth maltiness and bread.
JoeZasada (275) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark red with a lasting tan head. Earthy aroma. Tastes very malts; notes of nuts, chocholate, toffee. Earthy hop bittneress. Finishes with a burnt earthiness. Very smooth. Medium-bodied. Very drinkable...
zeek (165) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color and opacity is similar to a porter, but the big carbonation bubbles betray its lager roots.
Pours a big head which disappears quickly. Nice roasted malt aroma.
Flavor is good, the roasted malt overwhelms any subtle flavors this beer may have. Finishes with almost no after taste, but leaves a slight oily like film in mouth.
Will buy again.
stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very fine beer...and you should try it.
On opening,sharp but malty(oxymoron I know)...pours a nice glowing chestnut gold black.Guinness style coloured head but without the density.
On taste:Sharp and hoppy yet with a nice blend of crystal and black malt,a real full flavour,mildly nutty and earthy in a dirty sort of way.Not Burnt like most examples.
The finish is sharp like a expensive cheddar and dry.
the body is outstanding for a lager.
v1rgil (150) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Really nice aroma and malty head. Was excited to try this and was not dissapointed. Great Dunkel
RD400F (141) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to tulip glass.
Appearance: Black with a light brown head. Transparent? Itís a mystery....
Aroma: Sweet licorice, fruitcake, dark fruits, raisins...but itís quite faint. Mostly dark malts but if you sniff, well, itís there. That being said thereís loads of chocolate. Pretty complex.
Taste: Bittersweet, chocolate flavors galore, some raisin/dark fruits as well as licorice flavors. Pretty much mirrors the aroma.
Palate: Kinda thin considering all the flavours which is kind of a letdown. On the plus side thereís nothing I can find thatís particularly bad aside from that.
Overall: Pretty good for what it is. Got this in a taster pack and Iím seriously starting to doubt that anything else in it will be even slightly close to as good. Iíll see I guess!
pfriesen (100) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours Black with a tan head that quickly fades. Aroma is molasses and coffee, with a slight bit of anise. Mouth feel has a slight, smooth chocolate richness, with flavours of molasses, dried plum and mocha