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
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 22, 2004
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark amber body, creamy white head approx. 4 cm thick. Smells of sugar, malt, and dark fruits. Watery taste, bitter hops, toffee and lots of malt; grapes, prunes, plums, etc. Not very good nor distinctive. Purchased at LCBO in Toronto, CA and was not necessarily worth the smuggling back to Virginia.
Bendrixian (860) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, 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.
jgb9348 (4276) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly hazy brown coloured body with a thin off-white head-fairly standard looking. Aroma of raisins, caramel, soap and a bit of malt-not too impressive. Medium-bodied; Strong burnt sugar flavour ranging from toffee to caramel with some hints of hops and a subtle bitterness. Overall, a decent beer-not as good as the Imperial Stout, but worth trying. I sampled this from a 65 cL bottle purchased at the LCBO in Toronto, Ontario (Queen’s Quay) brought back by JonR888710-thanks Jon!
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2003
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep red clear with small beige head. Surprisingly light pleasant floral hops and light roast malt aroma. Body is thin but slightly cloying, kinda syrupy like a flat watery over sugared cola. I don't find the combination of flavors in this one all that attractive, bruised roast malt, disinfectant, and pine tarry. The finish is stale bitter with a hint of something medicinal like Senega or friars balsam.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer’s aroma can only boast of dates. A dark copper colored solution that has only a glaze of a head. This beer is heavy and tastes of dates when enters the mouth. As it fades it leaves a ting of caramel resting on the palate.
ontbeermaker (2149) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark, from a bottle, not a smooth taste, the taste seems a little all over the place. I wouldnt buy this beer again
Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light amber coloured beer with a small off white head. Sweet medecinal aroma. The taste is mostly molasses, medecinal and some cleaning reagent. No, not really my cup of tea.