omhper (24541) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2017
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Ottawa Winter Brewfest. Disclaimer: This event used plastic cups, which may have prevented my ability to fully appreciate this beer. Dark brown, creamy head. Caramelly nose with nutmeg and licorice. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Toasty with licorice and spice. Long bitter finish. Nice!
Spab (3628) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle from brewery retail store. Pours a very dark brown with modest-sized tan head. Aroma is quite roasty with smoky notes, coffee, anise and spiciness. Flavour is also full of roast and smoke with a strong dark coffee presence, some licorice, spice and a bit of herbal character. Lingering dark roasty finish. Fine, fairly light carbonation. Decent.