pintbypint (3927) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2012
650ml brown bottle. Deep red brown pour, clear. Long lasting creamy head, light tan in colour, decent glass coating sticky lace. Nose has toffee, light roast, wood, nut and grain. Taste sweet caramel malts, earth, roasted barley. Malty and earthy finish with some toffee. Late hops bring some nice finishing bitterness. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation, smooth. A good dark ale, mellow in spots but flavourful enough to keep me drinking it. Would not mind drinking this one again which is more than I can say for a handful of Russell’s beers. This one is well done and has some depth. v1rgil (172) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
Pours oil black with medium carbonation, medium head that dissipates to thin.
Aroma: Roasted caramel malty and sweet almost like caramel apple without the apple. Just caramel then
First sip is sweet coffee with a bit of peat smokiness
After is sweet and lingering peat. Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 14, 2012
Bottle 650 ml after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Aroma: hops with cola , caramel , clean fresh combination. 7+
Appearance: pours as dark brown liquid with lighter tanned beige cap. Fairly low carbonation. 3-
Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: medium bodied. Earthy sides with slight nutty accents with roasted like caramel feel on top. Enough heft to be substantial. I like this rendering of style. Good brew.
Draft at carderos. Hazy dark brown with a dense and rocky tan mousse on top. Mild peat and brown bread nose. Creamy medium body with soft wooly carb. Brown bread, light peat, and a bit of molasses on the mid palate. Subdued and likable. stantheman (1101) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2012
UPDATED: APR 28, 2012 On tap at Biercraft. Very dark, with beige head. Taste is very malty, reminiscent of chocolate. Not much complexity. Pleasant.
Oakes (19426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2012
Dark brown. Nutty with a little caramel as well. Caramel accent on the palate, and a little nutty. It’s consistent, I’ll give it that. It is actually a more interesting beer than I expected it to be. sseb69 (1980) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
Bouteille 650 ml. 6.5%. Vancouver. Couleur brune foncé, reflet roux, mousse beige. Arôme de malt, un peu de caramel, de bois. En bouche, un peu de fumée, alcool, malt, caramel. Finale un peu houblon, fumée, alcool. Excellente...j’ai vraiment aimé cette bière, pas trop froide. Du bonbon ! Ratman197 (15624) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of cocoa, carmel and toffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, cocoa and lkight toffee with a crisp lingering malty finish. rcornell97 (4) - Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2011 does not count
Pours a deep brown with very little head. Subtle malty aroma. Slightly thin mouthfeel, probably a little undercarbonated for my preferences. Very pleasant malty flavor - not as smoky or sweet as some scotch ales. A very drinkable beer if not particularly distinctive. GothGargoyle (2588) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
Red-brown with small pale head. Aroma is caramel, ginger, hint of fruit. Taste is scotch, malt, caramel. Somewhat thin on the palate.