sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours clear dark brown with minimal head. Aroma of light sweet carmels and roasted malts, which follow through to the initial taste. Found a bit of a alcohol finish at the end.
Overall, a nice beer, but I probably won’t have it again.
iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Now ontario has something that can be held up to Quebecs Unibroue. An easy drinkable dark ale littley sweet, lightly bitter, I loved it. and would love it alot more if I had more.
fullers (252) - 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.
Pringao_Toribi (247) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great dark beer, with dried fruit reminiscences in its aroma and with a heavy an clean flavour.
billb (244) - Kennesaw, 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).
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2007
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet smell, almost like banada or pear. Darker brown in colour, fizzy & decent head. Weak initial taste with a kick of alcohol. Sweet but unidentifiable. Overall decent but nothing special.
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
KingofCastle (205) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2008 Yet another over-rated beer from this very average brewery. This is up there with Tankhouse for an allegedly flavourable ale, but both are thin, lacking malts, depths of flavours and seem almost too fizzy for an english ale. Give me a Fullers or John Bull any day or even a Belgian ale for big alcohol content with way more flavour. Rogue’s Dead Guy Ale has more alcohol & way more flavour than this. This does have caramel and is sweet, but needs more malts to round it out.
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark tawny color, slight haze. Little to no head.Faint aroma of malt and treacle/molasses. Flavor is malt and molasses up front, very little hops, in the finish. Alcohol comes through in the mid-taste. Surprisingly thin for darkness and strength.
RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice ale indeed. Nutty with a chocolate nose and tiny hits of coffee blended in with subtle chocolate last through the entire bottle. For the price I got this at, it’s amazing. Truly, one of Canada’s finer beers.