Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2010
Draught @ Pump House Brewery, Moncton, NB: Deep rust colour, good off-white head. Aroma is grainy, a little fruity. The taste is very grainy, I felt like I was drinking the mash. A bit strange, can’t really say I enjoyed it anywhere near what these ratings are indicating I should have. AaronBouchard (150) - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2010
341 ml bottle. A fine rusty red appearance, very scantly clad on the head. Taste borders on a weissbier brown ale crossover. Not overpowering with roast malt and hop. Defiantly more defined then a commercial red yet not too complex for the average swiller. The aftertaste on the mouthful comes away with slight character that is clean with unoffensive bitter. JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2010
Bottle. Murky brown/red with a vague hint of orange. Appetizing fruity aroma fills the glass with strawberry, melon and raspberry. A fairly rich palate with good malt hold and pleasant grit. Flavours of strawberry, melon and prune with a good malt presence throughout. Medium-length finish. Pretty good. 17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2010
Bottle. Pours a murky duller orange brown with a creamy off-white head. Strong aroma of caramel, a bit doughy. Flavor is quite the same, doughy, apple skins, chalky, earthy, fairly dry, balanced. Heavy and chewy, chalky, douhy, fine abundant sizzling carbonation. Very malty, super gritty, I think this is tasty but it is far from a finished product. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours medium red, 2-finger off-white head, spotty lacing. Nose is malty, some nuttiness, a very scant trace of hops. Flavor is dull and uninspired, round maltiness is present throughout, but lacks any discernible hop notes whatsoever. Disappointing.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2010
Pours slightly red, brown ale, slightly hazy, with small off white head. Aroma is primarily sweet, caramel malt. Taste is again slightly sweet, caramel malt, with a slightly smoky? finish. Not bad, better than expected! From single bin at Northfield LCBO. AWS9 (704) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2010
Amber pour, with a nice whitish head. Sweet malt, some hop aroma. A little sweet, with a smooth finish. Some character to the malt. Nothing spectacular, but overall a nice one. Diogène (1208) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle. Slightly hazy amber with a thick beige head showing average retention and lacing. Aroma is caramel malt with a hint of nuts. Flavor is sweet malt with a bit of caramel and some nuttiness. Lubiere (13915) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2009
A reddish brown ale with a thin light moka head. Strong aroma of caramel and light coffee notes. In mouth, a good sweet caramel malt base with nutty notes, roasted malts, and a bit of hops. Not bad. JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2009
341mL bottle at the Kick Off. Pours a hazy (?) red with a small beige head. The aroma is basically just sugar, mild malts, minor esters, bland in every sense of the word. Flavour is the same in its complete lack of any redeeming qualities. Sweet, and not even in a really malty way. Minor sweet cherry flavour that isn’t at all impressive. Usually I can appreciate simplicity but not when it simply sucks. Man am I glad I never splurged on a 6er of this stuff from the LCBO. This would benefit greatly from the addition of anything that would make it taste less like indistinct cherry soda, or pretty much anything that it would make it taste like anything.