AleRider78 (1516) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours a good size frothy beige head but actually goes away quite quickly. Has an amber coppery appearance. Ok lacing. Aromas are fruity, some notes of spices and earthy hops. Flavours have a bit of some hoppy bitterness, earthy and citrusy notes. Also some bready malts and hints of caramel. Medium bodied mouthfeel. Strangebrewer (1388) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2016
bottle. Poured clear red with a creamy beige head. A really nice earthy malt and hop aroma. Medium body, crisp carbonation, sourish dry finish. Caramel malt base, notes of toffee and citrus, earthy hops. cfrancis (3636) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2016
Pours dark reddish brown with a moderate frothy beige head. Aroma is big malt bomb! Smoke, roast, pine hops and caramel sweetness. Taste is big smoke and a little campfire up front, followed by toasted malts and then low hop bitterness ending in caramel sweetness. Big malt bomb. Randy4Beer (515) - - MAY 29, 2016
Wasn’t in a rush to get to this one as I was expecting another mild, stereotypical red ale. Boy was I wrong. A beautiful muddy reddish brown pour into the mug, has a thin mildly off-white head on it. Aromas are grassy hops, and coffee crisp malts. Nice tight mouthfeel brings on slightly bitter hops on the tongue, followed by a great blend of sweet malts and bitter coffee. This thing surprised the heck out of me. Would definitely buy again. asheft (3129) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle from the LCBO. Nuts and dark bread crust aroma balanced by lemony hops and with faint accents of resin and grapefruit. Clear, ruddy, dark brown under a tan sheet that dissipates after a few minutes. Sweet and bitter peanuts and bread crust flavour, with lemon peel and faint resin bitterness. Gentle cocoa powder and dried fruit accents. Medium light body, moderate carbonation, fairly crisp.
robinvboyer (4833) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2016
Dark copper pour, big beige head. Aroma is super earthy, grassy hops, with hintsof citrus, and some great caramel, earthy malts. Grwat mouthfeel, and carb is perfect. The finish is medium bitter, with a slightly soapy hop finish with loads of earthy matls and grassy hops, hints of caramel bread, and some toasted nuts. Nice stuff. Metalchopz (3706) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2016
Pours a deep amber colour with a warm cap, good retention and creamy lacing. Loads of apples in the nose with some caramel, roasted malts and hints of nuttiness. The roasted malts are pretty tasty with some good hops. After the bitterness ends, some light sweetness lingers (brown sugars). Some rusty water aromas do come out with time. A pretty nice brew with a decent balance of sweet-fruity malts and stronger hops in the mouth. Sammy (13107) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2017 Fresh malty addition to the LCBO. 330 ml would be more suitable than 500 ml. Lacy, some bitterness in the finish.better on tap. TheJester (2543) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2016
500 mL bottle. Nice amber colour, but not much head. Smells toasty and resiny, as a good North American amber should. The hops are more muted in the flavour, and the malt is fairly one dimensional. The bitterness is decent, though, for the style. This one is hit-and-miss. probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2016
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass.
App.: Hazy fairly deep copper with a rocky orange-tan head.
Aroma: Strawberries, caramel/toffee, faint to light citrus, more berries, fruity and malty and nice.
Palate: Medium to medium+ body, moderate-ish carbonation.
Flav.: Strawberries and burnt sugar, resin/dank, caramel/toffee, light alcohol, berries, fruitiness; dry with pretty good bitterness and a long, stanberries and dark rye brad crust finish.
A reasonably nice pint.