azzurro (143) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice creamy ale, yet a lack of a punch. Smooth ale but missing a little something.
Tranquillity (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2017
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Canned. Nitro shit. Hazy raisin color, huge beige head. The aroma has raisins, plums and vanilla. The taste is mellow but balanced. More raisins.
Strangebrewer (1272) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2017
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2017 can. Poured deep red-amber with a beige thick creamy head . Aroma of toasty malt with sweet berries. Medium-light bodied, creamy carbonation, thin mouthfeel. Caramel malt flavour, a bit woody, burnt sugar note, peppery hops.
johndoughty (5306) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2017
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Brownish red. Thin body probably as a result of nitrogen infusion.Slightly hoppy but not a lot of flavour. My second from this brewery. Slightly better than the first but only just.
Radek Kliber (7276) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 23, 2017
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Where and how: can LCBO 473? ml
Aroma: bready with heavy malt feel with very low hop profile. Did I say bready?.
Top: large foamy top.
Base: slightly hazy dark amber base.
Palate : creamy texture, medium bodied.
Taste: one sided bready malt adventure with soft textures that covered every other aspect of this beer. Rather poor make.
GregClow (3366) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can (with nitro widget) from Mill St. Winter Sampler pack. Beautiful cascading pour that settles into a chestnut-red body and a creamy and persistent reddish-tan head. Subtle aroma of caramel malt with a suggestion of red berry and a hint of autumn spice. Flavour follows with similar notes and a similar muted subtlety, thanks to the nitro. Creamy body with a light-to-medium mouthfeel. A simple pint that is pleasant to drink, but leaves no lasting impression.
omhper (24616) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2017
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg at Mill St., Ottawa.
Clear copper colour, mid sized head. Toasty ashy nose with slight boiled vegetables. Mid dry with light-medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Toasty and lightly fruity. Spicy mid bitter finish.
czar (8812) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at arrow and loon, ottawa - from creamer. almost clear bright orange red pour with a very creamy light beige orange head offering good retention and lacing. red toasted maltiness, some caramel-ish umamied grains, peppery berries, english yeast action. moderately low carbonation, light body -creamy but thin; balanced grassy-herbal finish. a nice creamy red ale.
Boutip (6208) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can: Poured a clear copper color ale with a nitro smooth head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of light caramelized notes with smooth creamy notes. Taste is a mix of lightly sweet caramelized notes with subtle residual sugar notes and a smooth finish from the nitro notes. Body is light with good carbonation. I find the nitro kind of remove flavours but still an easy sessionable Irish ale.
UXO (1803) - CANADA - DEC 12, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: clear coppery medium amber with one finger of creamy nitrogen-charged light ivory head, excellent retention and heavy sticky lacing. (5/5) Aroma: mild/muted, caramel malt, bread, faint nutty, hint of coffee. (5/10) Taste: moderate sweet, low bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium creamy body, soft carbonation, short finish. (3/5)
A really pretty beer, with a great nitrogen head and associated creamy body. Unfortunately, that’s really the only thing special about this - the aroma and flavour are mild to the point of boring, and render it almost completely devoid of character. If you want a beer that looks great while you’re drinking it, have at it, but otherwise I don’t really see the point. (12/20)