fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewery
Dark mahogany color. A lean Ale, with a quite good mix of caramel and chocolate malts; quite dry finish.
Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2000
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2005 Bright golden-brown. Fairly light aroma with hints of caramel. Light bodied, with hints of caramel and light hazelnut. Mouthfeel seems artificially thick. Slightly watery finish.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2008
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head,
Aroma: big sweet butter aroma with some hidden chocolate,
Flavor: dry chocolate flavor, lots of the sweet dyactyl, follows with lots of astrengent bitterness,
Aroma: 2/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 4/20
Lubiere (9423) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A reddish brown ale with a thin dissipating off white head. In aroma, strong diacetyl with light sulfury notes...and this is relatively fresh. In mouth, a sourish brew with lacvtic notes, light burned roasted nuts, but rather unimpressed, another bad batch from WR. 330 mL bottle from Presario.
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 L bottle. Deep brown colour, thin white head. Nutty aroma, malty caramel sweetness with faint earthiness in back. Falvour is a bit chewy and malty. Breadiness and tofee. Flavour is well-balanced, malty, earthy with a sweetish finish.
Sammy (8092) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
creamy drink. Well carbonated brown with nuttiness. Drop of sourness masked by good malt profile.Fresh from the brewery, thanks Pootz for sharing. Bit oily coffeee injected consistency, and licorice on aftertaste.
jercraigs (7324) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 November 2007. Draft at the brewpub. Dark ruby tinged brown body with an off white head. Musty grainy aroma, hint of roast. Mild malty lightly roast flavour is simple but solid. Average palate. Quite quaffable, pleasant. Very glad I got a chance to re-rate a fresh sample. 7/3+/7/3/14-15
<P>December 2005. Bottle from Premier in Halifax. Slightly hazy brown body, with a tiny white head. Very mild sourness in the aroma from the glass, while a sniff from the bottle yields deliciously rounded cocoa. Flavour has a tang to it, with sweet malt and a touch of cocoa peaking out. Average to thin palate. 5/3/5/3/9 - 2.5
DuffMan (6146) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear nut brown, rich choco-caramel aromas. same on the palate with a nutty accent. Decent enough.
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
1L. Cloudy dark chestnut brown. Lactic sheets cover diacetyl and margarine like coffee hints. Oily flavor with an off leafiness. Lactic, almost balsamic at times, but the most annoying is the buttery coffee. All this while being very carbonated makes me a sad boy. I assume it was not fresh?
rosenbergh (6070) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341 ml bottle. From Calgary, AB, Canada.
Dark reddish brown colour with small tan head.
Roasted dark malt, chocolate and some coffee in aroma.
Quite crisp roasted malt, some bitter hops and mild chocolate and coffee in flavour. Fizzy.