fiulijn (16426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Darby’s Liquor Store
Brown color with medium sized head. Immediate aroma of caramel, dark bread, some spices, dust. Good body strength; the mouthfeel is rather dry; the flavor focuses on the dark caramel, followed by a light spicy touch, rye bread, dust; ending with moderate to strong bitterness and light astringency.
Nothing special, but could be ok with food.
Travlr (15853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber brown color, tan head. Aroma of toasted caramel. Taste is nutella on toast. Very nice.
Oakes (13536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazelnut brown colour. Nutty, chocolatey aroma. The flavour is moderate for a strong ale, and certainly I’d hope for bigger if I wanted to survive a Yukon winter. It’s a little chocolatey, with hints of nuts and light coffee notes.
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a smooth and powdery chocolate malt with nutty notes, and a touch of licorice. In mouth, a nice sweet nutty malt with chocolate notes, roasted notes, a bit peaty. Nice. Shared with GRM. Merci Sylvain.
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Calgary Beer Fest. Pours clear brown with a medium, fizzy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel, nutty and toast malt, dates and figs with earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, light hops and bitterness with dark fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared courtesy of zrrbrrt. Poured a deeper orangish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, orast, nuts, and some cardboard. Tastes of toasted caramel, nuts, citrus, and lighter cardboard.
Sammy (9524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasty aroma, pours blackish withs oem white head and lace drops in glass following drinking up. Mollasses, licorice and some coffee grounds so characteristics of a porter, a brown, an old ale. Above average carbonation.Very decent
mcberko (9322) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355mL bottle, pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts and cola. Flavour seems to resemble that of a porter more so, with roasted malts being dominant and decent caramel sweetness. Smooth, slightly bitter finish.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown beer with a slightly ruby tint. Thick rocky dark tan coloured head. The head fades back leaving a thick lacing around the glass. Vanilla and chocolate aromas leap out of the glass along with some fruity esters that seem to be present in all of this brewery’s beers. Flavour features bitter chocolate, vanilla, some coffee and is followed by a hint of astringency and bitterness before you get hit by a warming alcoholic finish. Truly premium stuff.
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one is indeed their lead dog…Good dark chocolate bitterness from the malt and creamy body…Not an achievement, but a nice drink…