Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Growler. Clear, deep mahogany with a well-retained cap of smooth toffee head. Nose picked up a bevy of sweet, deep, dark malts... caramel, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and some light spices were all packed in there, with floral hop highlights. Everything really popped in the flavor... coffee was the shining star, and was complemented by dry roasted chocolate and caramel, and surrounded by floral hop bitterness. Smooth malts pushed the brew across the palate, hoppage provided excellent bitter hints, and the finish was long and full of roasted coffee. This stuff is fantastic, and well worth a trip out there! BCAR (223) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Bob’s most distinguishable beer for certain. Borders on a dry stout. Nice rosasted malts with coffee and chocolate profiles. Extremely drinkable, very good. mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2005
clear dark brown colour. aorma of roasted malt, dark bread, caramel and a whiff of smoke. the flavour was roasty and malty with some caramel and coffee flavours. nice roasty dry finish. beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2005
Big cheers to my Secret Santa for providing a growler of this one. Had it after a couple of weeks of sitting in the bottle and it held up very nicely.Rich brown body with a thin but creamy tan head which dissipated to pretty well nothing. Lots of roastiness and very smokey with some burnt caramel/chocolate sweetness and some coffee. A little thin perhaps and not necessarily what I expect in a schwarzbier, but solid. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
Growler at Fall Beerfest In Toronto 2004. Deep brown in colour. Aroma was quite roasty, smokey and malty. Flavour had lots of roast, chocolate, burnt malt. Medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes roasty and long. The growler held up really well.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Toronto Christmas ’04, Growler, dark brown, nice beige head, minimal lacing, aroma is smoky and coffee, nice taste of chocolate, coffee malt, leaves aftertaste of fruit, slightly thin. DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2004
Woody, smokey aroma, dark brown, almost no head. This tasted of coffee, with some bitter and sour fruit together, giving the impression of an old style porter? Bitter, light bodied. Terrific, though it didn’t suit the style. Thanks to Beerhugger, via IPFreely. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2004
Sampled from a growler that had been sent from Wisconsin to New York, and then driven up to Toronto, so it was nearly 10 days since it had been bottled, but it was still in remarkably good condition. Very dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is smoky and ropey with some old coffee notes. Body is light, Flavour is sour and smoky, like an old style porter, with coffee in the background. Very nice stuff. [Toronto Christmas Party ’04] Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2004
Doug’s, Christmas 2004. Dark brown colour, nice tan head. Sour coffee aroma. The taste is nice than the smell - reminded me of a sour old style porter with slight coffee notes. A little watery. Not bad. Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 21, 2004
Pleasant malt base with light smoky touch. Dark brown, fine creamy head. Pleasing to the eye . Flavour : plain on top , dry roast accented . There are some bitters , gradually dry at end . Very decent.