MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2008
Bottle-Deep, deep brown lets in some light, leaving ruby hues at the rim. Nice stable off white heading in this one. Roasty, coffee bean, cocoa and dark chocolate nose leads into a bitter, roasty, fruit flavour profile with dark chocolate and coffee. Nice and creamy bitter roasty finish. I liked this one. cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2008
500ml bottle probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2008
The first of three new Scottish beers at "Smokeless Joe’s" in Toronto. I tried this beer on March 20, 2008. The beer poured a blackish-brown with a creamy tan head that lasted throughout. The aroma was roasted malt, some licorice hints, and some hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, with medium carbonation, and some sourness on the sides of the tongue. The flavour was malty, and nutty with continued sourness.
500 mL bottle via Lubiere, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.Tranquillity (2328) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2008
App.: Very dark mahogany, but still lets a fair bit of light through, clear, so-so tan head with some lacing.
Aroma: Slightly tangy, rich chocolate and fruity dark-roasted malts, generous amounts of caramel/toffee, some bread crust and biscuit, a touch woody and ashen; quite inviting.
Palate: Medium-ish body, fairly low carbonation giving a slick overall impression.
Flav.: Much like the nose – a bit tangy but also lots of chocolate and fruit and caramel, a bit more black coffee and light cardboard; finishes off-dry, basically no bitterness, very little after-taste, just a bit of mineral.
The best of the three I tried from this brewer. Tasty.
Bottle. Wow! This thing is cookie dough!! In other words, imagine mixing a cake of 80% butter, 15% cacao and 5% yeast: this is it. A good beer. Oh6gx gives you more details (below). oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 8, 2008
Bottled. Very dark ruby red colour with big beige fluffy/foamy head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some smoked wood and mild acidic notes. Flavour is coffee, roasted malts and soem smoked wood. The smoke sits for long in the finish and aftertaste. A quite nice brew, even though a bit watery.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
Roast coffee aroma, dark chocolate and smoke, deep ruby, tiny toffee head. Taste is a muted malt, coffee has fallen away?, no chocolate. Light bodied, slightly sweet. Average. FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2008
500ml (Opus K, Lohja)hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2008
Dark ruby red. Dry and burnt aroma, also a bit creamy. Coffee comes through later. Mouth-feel also creamy, and with lively carbonation, not too harsh. Some ginger in the taste, but apart from that dry and burnt. Very drinkable. The hint of honey that accompanies the malt is nice. Quaffable. The creamy coffee taste without simply cheating by adding coffee beans makes this a winner.
Vey dark brown with a beige head. Very slight malt aroma, Taste is pleasantly restrained: some sweetness, more sourness, and a little bitterness. The carbonation is rather annoying, but overall this does a good job. mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2008
bottle 500ml at OpusK Lohja
color:black airy bubbles
Taste:roasted malts,hops bit watery dryish TBone (17528) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2008
Bottled (BB 08/2008)
Very dark ruby color, steady creamy beige head. Milky, chocolaty toasted aroma. Toasted malty, coffee liquerish flavor, burned maltyness and cocoa milk in the finish. Oatmeal is evident here. Interesting beer.