JHunter (772) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2006
pours a dark redddish with a creamy head with excellent. a stronger aroma as u can get. distinct malty hop taste. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2008 bottle: Pours a dark copper with a medium off white head creamy head.
Aroma is almost reminiscent of oatmeal-raisin cookies with a strong fruity hop
Flavour is medium hopped (again fruity) and full bodied.
My first Mill St. brew and it was very nice.
muzzlehatch (4975) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Draught half-pint at Pub Italia in Ontario in the company of the estimable CapFlu. Clear amber with little head and a touch of lacing....light citrus and apricot aroma, hoppy without being overly acidic, nice caramel notes come on strongly as it warms....orangy citric body is faintly acidic, very fruity and lightly tart, moderately bitter and eminently well-constructed with low to medium peppy carbonation. Nothing spectacular but a pleasant summer quaff. diabel (1723) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2006
Bottle Clear, amber body. Off-white, large, lasting, creamy head. Intense aroma of hops with some liquor added. Lightly sweet, moderately bitter initial flavour. Heavily bitter, lightly sweet finish. Quite interesting, but has a little bit flawness. Still quite complex. Very soft mouthfeel. LordBeamish (144) - Boozetown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2006
bottle: Pours a medium, orangish amber colour with a frothy head. An interesting aroma with caramel and nutmeg leading the way. Lot’s of flavours in the mouth, perhaps too many. Caramel, spices, citrus etc.
Finishes slightly bitter followed by a coffee/chocolate aftertaste. I could see this beer becoming an acquired taste but I think there’s too many other great ales out there to give this one too much time.
KingofCastle (208) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2007 bottle: The bottle reads that they use a staggering amount of hops and different malts to create a fiery, spicey pale ale. Well, it is spicy & has tonnes of flavour, but it is almost too hoppy and the malts don’t balance it out. Granted the IPA is hard to do right. I suggest the Wells IPA, way smootther & flavour that actually works together. This is complex all right but that doesn’t mean it is good. Feels bitter/sharp in the mouth and finishes that way too: flavours just don’t blend & I smell & taste something very distinct like citrus or pineapple which is way too strong. Reminds me of a true spice ale or a red/copper ale, but there are better ones out there. Way too much hype here. Part of the unfortunate micro-brew trend to combat blah-tasting macro brews with overly flavourful beers you can’t drink or just don’t bind into 1 smooth flavour.
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Bottle from Len, Thanks! Pours out a brown yellow color with a white head. Smell is hoppy and sweet, some notes of pine and grapefruit. Taste is also hoppy, goes down very smooth and easy to drink. Pretty good Candaian beer if you ask me. Dunno if its better than their porter, but its really good. Thanks man iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2006
The best Canadian ale I’ve had thus far. Spicy, hoppy, lovely anytime beer. Love the stuff, can’t get enough! MegaManC (31) - Oakville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2006
Great dark golden-red colour. Flavour has a nice smokiness, with a very present but not overwhelming bitterness. Very full-bodied and satisfying. The best Canadian beer I’ve tried so far. Highly Recommended! caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2006
Rich amber color, decent head. Very hoppy with a solid roasted malt base. Warming and full feel. Not too much aftertaste. Would be a good autumn and winter beer.