Fred82 (2119) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance : Dark amber with big creamy brown head. Long head retention, some lacing.
Aroma : Very nutty, yeast, butterscotch with spices. Lots of malt. Some red fruits. Feels a bit like a Belgian Quad...
Taste : Roasty, malty and quite nutty. A bit spicy. Finish is malty with butterscotch and a light bitterness.
Overall : Easy drinking. Nice roasty finish but a bit weak overall. I don’t like the butterscotch profile.
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml Bottle from the Beer Store. Pours dark ruby brown with a medium off white head. No real distinguishable aromas except for typical malty/bread. Medium, almost chewy and nutty mouthfeel with a pleasant lingering caramel-like finish. Alcohol is hidden well within this beer. Quite pleasant, sessionable ale at such a strength.
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml bottle. Pours a deep amber with moderate tannish head that leaves a thin lace. The nose is dominantly sweet stewed fruit and caramel with hints of corn meal and butterscotch. Almost all malt on the palate with banana and cloves. The finish is long, dry and malty. Overall a solid brew but not a personal favourite.
Bendrixian (1357) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark amber in colour. malted caramel tones but i amalways surprised by the amount of soap box characters i find in this bottle at the beggining, which disappears quickly but it is still there. some bread and roasted almonds.
I find the mid palate on this one thin. it finishes nice and malted and almost roasted coffee. like most ontario brews, which i find on the lighter side of things, it can have large commercial appeal. it is a good session beer and i wouldn’t mind having this but it doesn’t stand out to be as being fantastic.
fullers (268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pleasant surprise, Bottle. Light carbonation, almost no head. Pleasant aroma. Dark amber. Caramel & Chocolate. Sweet finish.
Frothmeister (651) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2011 341ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is nutty, with heavy notes of cocoa, molasses, and alcohol. The taste is again cocoa heavy, with faint molasses, woody notes, vanilla, dried fruits as it warms, and a bitter finish. Really seems to have improved in the last couple of years. Flavourful and easy drinking. Well done.
Funknmilla (729) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle in a trade with matt7215....7-30-09....Licorice and brown sugar aroma--they don’t mix well.....reddish brown with no foam....malted cherry ....light bodied yet substantial...well balanced and good
cfrancis (2756) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby cola colour with a thin head. Aroma is gorgeous, it’s almost like sticking your nose into a good whisky or bourbon bottle. Oak, spice malt in the aroma. Taste is great, with a great spicy aftertaste. Full flavour and mouthfeel with a little bitterness. Great beer, glad I bought a 6’er.
garthicus (2813) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Volo. Appearance: purple red with no head. Aroma: port, malt, spice, alcohol. Flavour: spicy malt followed by a nice vine flavour with grass and bitterness to follow. Nice long bitter finish.
DuffMan (8167) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with amber highlights, medium tan head. Aroma is sweet burnt toffee, faintly fruity. Sweet caramel flavour, a little nutty and fruity with a surprising smokey element. Medium bodied, sweetness lingers in the finish impairing its drinkability somewhat. Still, decent enough.