kaser (5378) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown sugar and sweet White head. Poured from draft at Toque. Coffee and hops. Not bad.
Iphonephan (5837) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 12 oz bottle purchased at the brewery. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Roasty nose. Flavors of leather and mixed nuts. Light bodied. Clean finsish.
luttonm (4449) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
At Seattle tasting. Pale clear cola brown.No head. Sour sweet cough syrup. Honey. Diacetyl mess. Warm, sour honey. Terrible.
andrewje41 (2631) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured at a tasting. Huge thanks to Bob for introducing me to a tick that I assumed would never come my way. Reddish brown pour. Earthy aroma. Nutty flavor with a long lingering sweetness to it. Loved the bottle. The beer was alright. Very fun to try.
beastiefan2k (3335) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2016 341mL bottle shared by Bob. Iím going to go against the grain. Itís sweet, watery, low hop but nothing offputting. I like the sweetness and I get a strong black rye bread aroma.
DeanF (2245) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Modest beige head and a coca-cola style of bright brown body with minimal head. Aroma of licorice with hints of barley. Taste has more licorice notes and sweet barley, a little weak on the mouth. Not a bad showing, thereís potential here but it could be a lot better.
Luvystypotables (1524) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Extremely weak aroma of malt. Pours a clear dark brown with no head. Sweet malt taste with a watery feel and a mildly sweet finish.
BeerAndPonies (171) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 ml bottle purchased singly from Sobeys Liquor, served in a plain shaker pint glass. Pours a clear, deep brown, with light carbonation and a moderately tan, fine, smooth head, leaving patches of lace. The nose is heavy on malt, spice, and aromatic wood; the flavor has a very noticeable umami presence, with what seems like salmon, smoky cedar, and light sweet spiced toffee. Mouthfeel and body is chewy and substantial, and the overall impression is like a lighter Imperial Russian stout. Its odd savory profile would probably be too much if served with beef or seafood; perhaps it would be a better compliment to a light pasta or salad.
cmacklin (715) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341 ml bottle. Pours a clear, brown with a reddish hue and a thin, tan head. Nutty aroma with some malt and caramel. Sweet flavour of caramel, nuts and malt with a mildly dry, bitter finish. Medium body with a smooth, watery texture and soft carbonation.
exeter (497) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with very little head and no lacing. Taste is nuts; roasted malt, molasses and dark chocolate. At the the end is bitter spiciness. Itís ok, but not their best.