RichardGretton (4316) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft@Garricks Head Pub, Victoria, Canada. Black beer with a strong head. The aroma has some hops, some smokiness but quite mild. The flavour is malty and roasted with a fair dry finish.
Overall a reasonable mildly malty and roasted beer.
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jcwattsrugger (11279) - 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.
MarkQ (83) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Above average beer... toasty flavor. I wish I had a mustache like the man on the label. Drunk from bottle and a decent price (under $2).
RumRunner101 (825) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour. Aroma is roasted malts. Nothing too big or overpowering here, but decent flavours. Has nice lightly roasted flavours, nut, just enough hops for balance.
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.
pfriesen (112) - 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
colinw (19) - , British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smell is mostly caramel, beer is highly carbonated with lots of malt, some coffee and a subtle complexity. Very enjoyable, though nothing jaw-dropping.
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Black color, big head. Very nice aroma of roasted malt. Elegant roasted malt flavor, creamy; very dry mouthfeel; but there is also an evident liquorice touch that is out of place. Weak final. Interesting interpretation of the style.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Picaroons Brewers Bash. This kind of reminded me of a lighter porter or dark German style lager. Roasty, a little bit of coffee and chocolate, but it had a rather thin lager body. Probably a better taste than the Guinness black lager going around now, but not as good of a body.
BrewDad (5078) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Great BrewDad Victoria Pub Crawl 2014 - Dark in color, lager like flavors and finish. Good roasty malt flavors. This was a good rendition of a dark lager.