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MorningStar Shot in the Dark 2.3  
MorningStar Brewing Vancouver, British Columbia
On tap at Callister, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out dark earthy cocoa, a touch of cherries and some weird spiciness. Flavour is very bizarre, with lots of earthy spiciness - not getting much of the chocolate nor cherries. Obscured and seems a little off. Poor.
mcberko

 
MorningStar Nemesis Theory 2.3  
MorningStar Brewing Vancouver, British Columbia
On tap at Callister, pours a hazy dark orange with a small beige head. Aroma brings out roasted chestnuts, candied brown sugar and light caramel. Flavour is on the sweet side for the style, though not cloying, with candied sugar, caramel and pitted dark fruit. Not authentic at all and lacking any real depth or complexity, but it’s inoffensive. Meh.
mcberko

 
Night Owl Sock Hop 2.5  
Night Owl Brewing Vancouver, British Columbia
On tap at Callister, pours a deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is lightly sweet, with lactose, earthy malt and dark cocoa powder. Flavour is moderately sweet, with lactose upfront, followed by somewhat artificial and subdued cocoa. A bit muffled and lacking any real identifiable character. Okay.
mcberko

 
Night Owl Pigwidgeon 2.3  
Night Owl Brewing Vancouver, British Columbia
On tap at Callister, pours a clear copper golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out soapy, piney hops upfront, with a dry biscuity malt base. Flavour is likewise very soapy, with floral hops, detergent and a dry biscuity malt base. Some wonky things going on here - the hop expression isn’t too pleasant.
mcberko

 
Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout 3.8  
Samuel Smith Tadcaster, North Yorkshire
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste follows nose with hints of smoke and soy sauce. Good stuff.
wombat23

 
Callister Midnight in Ceylon 2.6  
Callister Brewing Vancouver, British Columbia
On cask at Callister, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is pretty subtle, bringing out the black tea character if you inhale deep enough. Flavour is more robust on the black tea notes. Fairly earthy and dry. I don’t mind black tea, but within a beer like this, I don’t think it works. The lapsang souchong version of this is much better.
mcberko

 
Callister Midnight in Lapsang 3.0  
Callister Brewing Vancouver, British Columbia
On tap at Callister, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma reveals plenty of smoked notes from the tea, with plenty of earthy notes. Flavour is loaded on the lapsang smokiness upfront, with lots of earth, and a hint of underlying sweetness. Simple but I like the lapsang souchong tea character.
mcberko

 
Wellington Upside IPA 3.7  
Wellington Brewery Guelph , Ontario
Can that pours a hazy golden colour with an orange hue. big frothy warm cap that stays long creating thick fluffy-foamy lace. Fresh hoppy nose with citrus juices. The taste is also citrus juices with some nice smooth bitterness, not bite. The dry mouthfeel is very nicely balanced. Goes down quite well for a stronger ale.
Metalchopz

 
Callister Midnight in Ordo 1.7  
Callister Brewing Vancouver, British Columbia
On tap at Callister, pours black with a reddish tinge and a medium tan head. Aroma reveals tons of artificial hazelnut syrup, nothing much else. Flavour unfortunately follows suit, with artificial hazelnut and cloyingly sweet residual sugars. How can one possibly think this is good? Very poor.
mcberko

 
Callister Tsaritsa 1.2  
Callister Brewing Vancouver, British Columbia
On tap at Callister, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is totally fucked up, with huge phenolic notes, hospital notes, and buried toasted malt. Flavour is abrasive as hell, with dominating phenolic off-notes. Fairly boozy too, cranking up the abrasiveness even more. This is a trainwreck.
mcberko

 
Callister Bellweather 2.7  
Callister Brewing Vancouver, British Columbia
On tap at Callister, pours a hazy dark caramel brown with a small beige head. Aroma is very malty, with bready sweet malt, a little caramel and toasted nuts. Flavour is quite sweet, with toffee, candied caramel, and dark fruits. Far from an authentic doppelbock and bordering on cloyingly sweet. It’s okay, but deficient.
mcberko

 
Greene King The Hawley Grail 2.9  
Greene King Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
The house bitter of the Hawley Arms, NW1. All evidence points to this being a GK product, not least the vague hint of dishwater in the finish. Brown in colour, quite malty with an earthy bitterness. It’s ok, drinkable enough.
JorgeLee

 
Callister Conquistador 3.2  
Callister Brewing Vancouver, British Columbia
On tap at Callister, pours a deep dark brown / black with a reddish tinge and a small beige head. Aroma reveals earthy coffee upfront, with a touch of sweetness. Flavour is similar, bringing out a very earthy coffee character. Fairly dry and earthy on the palate. Solid but lacking complexity.
mcberko

 
21st Amendment Brew Free or Die IPA 4.8  
21st Amendment Brewery San Francisco, California
note citriche e terrose al naso che si perdono in un buon aroma di miele abbastanza persistente, in bocca l'amaro è ben equilibrato con un'ottima base maltata che finisce con un convinto sapore secco ed asciutto. Birra ottima e con una grafica in lattina che le da anche una marcia in più.
GeorgeBest

 
Front Street Cherry Bomb Blonde 3.1  
Front Street Brewery (IA) Davenport, Iowa
On tap at Boonie's On the Avenue. Clear golden colored appearance with a white head. Aroma of sweet cherries, mild wheat and light grains. Similar flavor, adding moderate sweetness and minimal bitterness. Smooth, light and easy to drink with a lingering cherry finish.
ajnepple

 

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