lukin (672) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
draught. Dark ruby-brown colour, thin head. Aroma of malts, yeast, some roast chocolate notes. Taste mirrors the aroma, but mouthfeel is thin and too bubbly. Ok. probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2011
341 ml bottle in a mixed 6-pack from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass. IWillBeLight (9) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2011 does not count
App.: Clear mahogany with a so-so tan head.
Aroma: Fairly assertive fruity, sweet, slightly nutty and earthy malts, brown sugar, some toffee/treacle notes, a little coffee and darker malts, a bit brothy/savoury, a little soy sauce, nice.
Palate: Medium body, reasonably nice effervescence.
Flav.: Quite savoury, soy sauce, umami?, a bit of coffee, some of the sweeter malt notes, though certainly less than the nose, a touch nutty/earthy, quite malt forward; dry with fair bitterness and a pleasant, clean dark-roasted malt finish.
This is the reason for buying the OCB Holiday Pack. Not the entirely compelling, but close enough.
From bottle. Pours transparent reddish brown. No head. Mild aroma of coffee and caramel. Light body with thin lightly carbonated texture. Good, but nothing special. pushkinwow (2984) - Ottawa, CANADA - NOV 12, 2015
On tap at Beas Oktoberfest 2015. Towards the end of the festival so my notes were not quite so legible - roasted malts with some chocolate notes, mild body and moderate carbonation. Gluepot (783) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2016
brown sugar, coffee and malt nose on a copper body. Off white head. Taste is a bit thin, featuring some nuttiness, malt, and a touch of coffee. Low carbonation and little finish. Foof.
Strangebrewer (1399) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2016
can. Poured deep reddish brown with a settled tan head. Sweet around, notes of treacle. Medium body, carbonation a bit watery, sticky finish. Roasted malt flavour, burnt sugar, coffee notes, tobacco, herbal hops with bitter grapefruit peel.