presario (4417) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dunkel porter comes to mind. Tap. Thick dark brown in dim light. A big chest beer. Bigger chocolate nose. Not too deep or complex. Tasty. A bit of tin. Dark chocolate and a bit of marshmallow. Fun but disposable. Is there vanilla.
patricks110 (1482) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2012 On tap at BeerRevolution. The pour is a nearly opaque black with amber along the edges. The head is thick and sticky with tons of lacing. The nose is mildly sweet with a nice roast. Notes of fruits, cherries, chocolate, and biscuits. The taste is lightly hopped with light citrus and a moderate roast in the middle. Noticing notes of fruits, light chocolate, grassy hops, toffee and light coffee roast. The finish has a nice dry bitterness with a lingering roast. Not overly complex or intense, but a really nice easy drinking session brew. This tastes like Alberta Crude with a bit more fruit and hop.
VertBaconStrips (1947) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Sugarbowl. It’s dark in here do all I can say is that the colour is not light. Messy glass so far. Really good aroma: some sweetness, good no overpowering qualities, nice brown chocolate, a small amount of roasted malts in every sniff, maybe the fruit is cherry like, the chocolate is gaining in its wonderfulness and soft toffee... or something. Pretty good taste and enough similarities to the Alberta crude to keep me happy and I guess for WR to put a signature taste on this. Light citrus fades instantly, mild roast and toast, the chocolate comes in more on the back end with a mellow yet perfect bitterness that leaves as soon as the roast pops in for a second time. Light coffee and fruit. Not big on complexity but I don’t need that. Drying middle, succulent finish, nuts on the back end <GASP!!!!>. Very good smooth microscopic carbonation. Has left my teeth smooth and happy. Yummers. How long will this last on tap??