jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013-10-20. Dark brown black body with a small tan head. Strong aroma of chai spices, very mild sweet malt. Flavour is surprisingly pretty balanced, it has a strong chai spice character throughout but the base has enough sweet malt to support it. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Session 3, Cask Days 2013, Toronto
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6.2% 30 IBU. A deep dark brown stout with a thin big bubbled brown head. In aroma, a nice mix of cinnamon, chocolate and coffee, with notes of cardamom. In mouth, a sweet fruity chocolate malt with light black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, smooth and interesting. Cask Days 2013.
dfinney23 (1248) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks like a typical porter. Aroma and taste is rich chocolate malt with an interesting blend of spices. I wouldnít want to drink more than a pint in one sitting but one pint was mighty fine.
dresden (641) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Just entering this rating, it was from several weeks ago.
Growler shared with a few guys. Pours a thin reddish brown with a thin cap of head. Iím not sure what the polically correct term for indian red is these days, but it was a very deep shade of that. Aroma is quite chocolatey with some clove and spice. Interesting. Tastes sweet, chai flavour is very mild, body is very thin. This feels closer to a brown ale than a porter. Itís not bad though, decent experiment.
thehead92 (33) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours to a dark, rich brown color, a nice light creamy head and great lacing. The aroma is strong on the front end.. You really get the smells of delicious Chia Tea and spice. The taste is rich and coats the sides of the tongue, then yields to a nice malty back end. Very nice brew. BEST VILLAGE BREW to date. canít wait for the next batch!!!
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
64oz. Growler purchased from Highlander Wine & Spirits in Calgary, AB on 11/25/2012. Colour: Extremely dark red, as dark as red can get. Generous light red head that fades quickly. Nose: The spoken of chocolate and caramel malts are well in abundance. Can definitely pick up some clove and maybe a sprinkle of ginger but its pretty muted from the other garden of herbs and spices it boasts. Taste: Light sweet, medium-light bitter, medium-light sour. Quite thin and watery on the palate at first but finishes sticky. Nice traces of burnt wood and coffee and some faint late emerging caramel. A brewery still in its infancy... balance and proportions will come. Mildly entertaining.