rejtable (1800) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Meh. Top to bottom pretty much just dark bread malty presence. Not getting much bitterness. Pretty bland on that front. Medium body in the mouth.
italarican (1526) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at C’est What with JoeMcPhee. Pours a reddish brown with minimal white head. Soft mouthfeel with notes of coffee and nutty malt. Simple, dark, and good. I like that.
solidfunk (5470) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
not that bad but fairly boring overall. taste only has the lightest sense of bitterness. mech better than their pale ale at least.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery, served in a tasting glass. Pours dark caramel with a large, fluffy tan head. The head mostly remains and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are notes of chocolate, coffee and toasted malts along with bread, nuts, earth, pine and herbs. The flavour starts out slightly sweet and soon acquires a moderate bitterness accompanied by notes of roasted malts and coffee. On the palate, it is medium in body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is not a bad ale. It has a nice malt profile with toasted malts and roasted coffee. Would make a great session ale. 2011-10-08
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased directly from the Wellington Brewery in Guelph. pours dark brown with a light tint of red. Thin white head. taste of chocolate, caramel and delicious malt. Almost like a porter. Quite enjoyable.
thorongil2 (1779) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(can) clear dark amber with small tan head; aroma of stewed fruit, lightly roasty flavour, not bad but nothing exceptional. It came in a pack of 4 cans of different beers from this brewer - all tasted like the same beer with different amounts of water added... Sort of like Duff, Duff Light, and Duff Dry on the Simpsons....
reebtogi (4891) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
473mL can poured dark amber color with about a finger of white head and nice lacing. Quite a nice bouquet of aroma. Taste is malty sweet with a nice balance of hops. This is yet another canned beer that I rather enjoyed.
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Single tall can purchased from a mom & pop store in Edmonton, AB on - 07/23/2011. Colour: Dark brown with hints of red. Medium-low white head. Nose: Egg whites, light roasted malt, red wine vinegar, hint of cherry. Taste: Medium-light sweet, light bitter, light sour. Quite mild. Some icing sugar, mild malt. Just didn’t do it for me...
trapped (1428) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brown color, small tan head, aroma not discernible, medium carbonation, caramel-coffee taste, long finish with bitter coffee taste remaining on your palate. Good one.
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This pours a dark brown color with a small beige head that quickly vanishes to a thin ring. When you hold it to the light it has a ruby appearance to it.
On the nose I am getting some light carmel notes but not really much else.
The flavor is overpowering with sweetness. I am picking up some carmel and dark fruit, it has a real earthy feel to it, It has some hints of brown sugar as well. It has some decent elements but still comes up a little thin.
It finishes with some roasted notes and a little hops. I find this to be lacking in some areas, it doesn’t have enough hop notes to balance out the amount of sweetness. I think with some reconfiguring this could be way better.