LarryBeast (616) - - JUN 30, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2012 500 ml bottle into pint glass. Rich golden orange/ruby colour with lasting white head. Strong caramel malt aroma with some smoke and nuttiness. Smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation. Sweeter than I was expecting but also more complex. I tasted some vanilla, some dark berry, some toffee in layers. Long, satisfying finish that wraps with a hint of hoppy bitterness.
Papillon (400) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
500 mL Bottle. Deep amber, almost reddish body with a foamy off-white head that settles to a thin but tenacious layer leaving lots of lace. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, intensely sweet-malty with a note of resiny hops; if I hadnít seen the label I would "accuse" it to be an English pub ale by aroma alone. The flavor screams "English pub" with sweet and toasted malts dominating, hops show up in the aftertaste and linger with that unmistakeable British character. Smooth in the mouth. A Brit you donít have to send to the UK for. Metalchopz (3364) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
500ml from the LCBO and sometimes called "Highlander Pale Ale" as on their site (right now). Pours a clean copper colour with a warm cap that is frothy, decent lasting and gives out dirty lacing. I really like the smell of this one. Kind of a nutty coffee aroma with some light chocolate and roasted malts. Thin mouthfeel making this one go down easily. The flavours are a bit milder, but still good with some toffee, well-balanced with some nuts and very mild hop arrives in the aftertaste. Hints of dark fruits eventually make it out. I prefer this one not too cold. Quite pleasant overall with some subtle characters. Frothmeister (792) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown with a light tan head. The aroma is interesting; cocoa, raisin, licorice, malt, faint floral notes. The taste is very biscuity, dark malt, faint cocoa, with some red fruit, and a clean bitter finish. Itís not going to knock your socks off, but itís definitely a solid dark ale. pintbypint (3584) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
500ml brown bottle from wilco. Pours dark gold/orange, clear. Compact off white head with a creamy bead, good retention and good lacing. Nose is slightly toasty and caramelly. Taste has nice toasted malts and caramel sweetness, nuts and chocolate and candyish fruitiness. Very light hops come in late, a bit of grassy bitterness with light toasted grains carrying into the aftertaste. Medium bodied, tight carbonation. Solid beer, well made, sessionable.
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2012
500ml bottle C2H5OH (64) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
I tried this beer on May 21, 2012 after purchasing from one of the local LCBO outlets. The beer poured translucent coppery-brown colour with a thin tan coloured head. The aroma was sweet malt, molasses, caramel, and some floral hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is a disappointment. Quite metallic for a Scottish/Scotch ale
Pours a clear reddish-brown with a small off-white head. The nose is sweet dark fruit, cherry, hard candy, earthy & floral, with some spice. Taste is malty and syrupy sweet with caramel, plum, raisin, chocolate, grassy hops and gummy candy. Mouth feel is on the thin side with medium carbonation. Finish is short, leaving some malty/fruity sweetness. Not terribly complex, but very enjoyable. Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2012
Rich ruby brew that gives off a sweet tang - hints of caramel. A bit sweet but not cloying and a nice sweet finish that is undercut by a hint of bitterness. Very nice beer. herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2012
500ml bottle. Pour is amber orange with a spongy cream head. ArOma is earthy , toasted caramel malt, nutty, fermented fruit. Medium and oily. Sweet toasted malt. Uncomplicated. Sour grassy finish. Itís ok. cfrancis (3409) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
Pours a dark copper with a small beige head. Aroma is faint, nutty and malty. Taste is fairly boring, malted and a small nut. Boring.