caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 Dark brown with a medium sized light beige head. Nice malty aroma. Goes down smooth with a wood smoke and sweet malt finish.
swiseman (489) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 19, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The most notable aspect of this beer is its strong initial aroma. dark brown in color; rich malt taste. aftertaste a tad harsh with hints of burnt molasses and toffee
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark amber, with a fluffy off-white head. Subtle malty aroma. Flavor is impressively smooth, roasted malts, maybe some molasses in there too. Well rounded out.
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. the aroma was very very nice... toffee, mocha, smokey... the taste malt, caramel and a notes of blue cheese... interesting... i imagine this would go well with a nice cheese and cracker platter
Eructoblaster (4098) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark ruby/amber body topped with a generous off-white foamy head. Strong malty aroma with evident hints of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Rich malty/caramel taste with light hoppy and roasty/smokey notes. Finish leaves some warming effect. Very good fall beer!
ukoolaid (580) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark ruby amber with an off white head. Nice looking beer. Aroma is malty thick and sweet with caramel. Taste is rich and malty with a decent amount of hops. Good stuff.
Lubiere (13525) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish ale with a thin white head. Berry and funky aroma, almost cheesy, with very woody notes, sweet caramel taste and alcohol finish. Decently hopped. Thick and rich body.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown and a bit cloudy, with a thick, light beige head. Sweet aroma. Nice malty body with notes of smoke and caramel.
GregClow (3368) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma of sweet brown sugar with a slight smokiness. Big sweet caramel flavour with some fruit and smoke in the middle, and a nice dry finish. Good stuff.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. thick sugary caramel aroma. deep mahogany. flavour is heavy on the malt, oh so very sweet. a touch of smokiness towards the end. dry finish. one of the better beers in the LCBO fall release.