DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Candied malt aroma, hint of chocolate, auburn, small tan head. Flavour has lots of malt, followed by a decent level of fruitiness, mild chocolate notes. Light bodied, yet very well balanced, quite a pleasant mouthfeel, nice bitterness. Great offering.
pfriesen (113) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler - Red Brown Ale , no head and low carbonation, dark toffee aroma, serving up loads of dry roast malt, sharp finish
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown color with a nice roasted hop aroma. In the mouth the taste was on the dryer side but wonderful tasteful and refreshing. An excellent growler and highly recommended for all those who can put their hands on it. Cheers.
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[1999-20090216] Tap. Lovely toasted chocolate bread aroma. Clear, dark amber brown body with a medium-lasting creamy light tan head. Toasted chocolate-hinted malt flavour has heavy grainy yeast throughout. Medium-full body. Drinkable.
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Boutip (6214) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep clear burgundy color ale with a small foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of pure malt with hint of sweetness, minimal hops even though ending is somewhat dry. Taste is also a nice mix between some medium sweet pure malt with a lightly dry ending. Good session ale with no adjunct and and full body. Nothing out of the ordinary but still a well crafted Irish ale.
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009-02-16. Dark red-brown body with a modest beige head, continuous curtain of beige lace down the glass. Mild tangy malt aroma. (6+) Flavour is similar modest malt core, light caramel, with a decent amount of hops and light citrus touches, mild malt tang. (7+) Bit of an odd herbal note in the finish. Average plus palate. Pretty decent. On tap at Volo, Toronto
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the brewery. A lovely shade of copper-red. Virtually no head. Aroma of Euro hops and caramel malt. Flavour is a little fuller and stronger than some other examples of the style I’ve had. (Not that that’s a bad thing). The earthy hops are up front again, along with a little molasses, some bruised apples, and even a little bitter chocolate as it warmed. Not overly sweet. Fairly dry, slightly bitter finish. Medium to low carbonation. Nicely done.