radiomgb (2560) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2004 Dark brown in colour. Aroma of cherries, malt, slight roast. Flavour was of slight roast, with some caramel, slightly sweet, full bodied. Finishes with a medium bitterness, slightly dry.
screigh (533) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This reminds me a little of Goose Island Hex Nut (one of my favorite beers). This is one of the best Canadian beers I have ever had. Plenty of flavor.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The darkest red colour, nose like black forest cake, a bit malty at first followed by fairly complex fruity notes. Slightly thin texture -- not highly carbonated but quite acidic. Gave me heartburn, but otherwise a fine choice.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice malty, dark red english ale.
billb (245) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A damn fine strong ale. A bit of sour apples and alcohol in the aroma. A complex maltiness hits you right up front followed by a bit of alcohol and a bit of hops and alcohol in the finish. The color is a dark red, almost mahogany and the carbonation is damn near perfect by my standards (light to fair medium).
Gooner (136) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2001
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Exceptional Strong Ale. Nutty taste with a tad of wood! Great on snowy nights, as well as spring and autumn bonfire beer. Wonderful in the malt and rich fruit departments. One of the best of the strong ales Iíve ever tasted(including all the english ales). Incomparable balance between the alcohol and ingredients. This is as perfect as a Canadian beer can get. My favourite. The only beer Iíve awarded a perfect score thus far.
Puss Gutt99 (206) - Oldtown, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2001
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
thick and rich
shorlin (721) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - AUG 1, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2004 Nice strong English style ale. Close to a brown ale, mostly malt/chocolatey, nice deep fruitiness. Slightly dry finish. Might also work as a winter warmer.
Aubrey (3501) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red; a perfect wood stain color. Frothy head. Rich flavor. Bold & full-bodied, yet controlled. Smooth, dry finish with a hint of fruity-alcohol aroma.