JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown-amber pour. The aroma is great. Rich sweet malt with lot of dried fruit. Cherry, dates and plums over a softly spicy yeastiness. Chewy and rich but its not treacly at all. A little bit of tobacco and herbs, but it is more fruity than anything else. There’s a touch of caramel and medium toffee along with some brown sugar. There’s a whole lot going on here but it’s still balanced and tasty. Lingering warming finish.
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Purchased from the brewer at his corner store in Montreal. Pours amber with a trim beige head. Smells of vegetable soup and barley. Tastes of both with additional notes of toffee and black pepper. Not bad, but the vegetable flavor grows tiresome.