blankboy (6018) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
<i>Bottle (341ml) shared with GregClow, HogTownHarry & garthicus -- courtesy of GregClow.</i> Pours a very deep ruby-orange with a spare diminishing off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, dark fruit, alcohol and maybe a hint of chocolate. Flavour follows the aroma but is slightly milder and more subtle. Average bodied. A good, enjoyable Ale.
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very dark brown with a thin tan head. The aroma is very roasty. The flavour is initially roasted malt followed by a nice sweetness and just a hint of bitterness on the finish. Very enjoyable.
Ferris (3808) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Dark sweet earthy fruIt, figs and sourness. Rotated malts also on the nose. Dark brown, almost black, with minimal head. Sweetness coming from figs, raisins, cherries and a very mild bitterness. A bit syrupy, served warm would go great with a dessert. I couldnt drink more than one, if one at all. If you could compare a beer to a port this would be the one.
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Ruby brown pour, clear, minor ring head. Nutty, vegetal, eggplant and tree bark aroma. Medium body, fine carbonation. Malt character is closer to that of a dunkel than an ESB. Yeast displays a mild spiciness at the finish, not much other character.
hiphop (84) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty, fruity caramel aroma with notes of chocolate and roasty dark malts, if you’re looking hard. Clear dark amber-brown with decent tan head that recedes to cover. Bittersweet chocolate malt flavours with a decent balancing bitterness. Some alcohol noticeable in the finish. Body perhaps a touch on the thin side for a winter warmer but not bad. I had it at Bottlescrew Bills in Calgary.
garthicus (2661) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GregClows bottle: Appearance: Red/brown with a small white head. Aroma: Malt and peat with definite smoke in there too. Flavour: Sweet and creamy and mildly smoky.
RyanE (143) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour with thin head. Some roasted malt aromas. Malt and slightly bitter finish. Nice mouthfeel for this medium bodied beer.
hopdog (8852) - 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.
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 Bottle (341ml). Shared by GregClow with me, blankboy and garthicus. Clear ruby-amber pour with a quick-diminishing frothy off-white head. Aroma or maple syrup and dried out herbal hops. The taste is much more bitter than sweet, dry, almost like fall leaves. Average bodied, slick, weakly syrupy, leaving a burnt aftertaste. Too sweet - weird.
egajdzis (5302) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a red amber color with a medium sized, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of oxidation, nuts, molasses, honey, and light smoke. Taste of citrus fruits, DMS, cocoa, light caramel, cardboard, with a bit of toffee in the finish.