bulldogops (2885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2016
Rating #2219 - 2015.12.04 - Bottle #4 in the 2015 Craft BeerAdvent Calendar Pours a dark brown with a rich white head, mild retention. Aroma is earth, oily, roast malts, pitted fruit. Medium carbonation, odd oily mouthfeel, low-medium alcohol warmth. Palate is just off putting, very drying and lots of sharp notes that are just bizarre. fiulijn (21522) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
Bottle from the Craft Beer Advent CalendarRobBestwick (991) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2016
Dark brown color, poor head. The aroma is of old beer, and a bit skunky. Some flavor of roasted malts, a bit dusty.
Not very pleasant.
Bottle. Rich fruity aroma - cherries and nutmeg. Pours a very dark brown with a very small off yellowish head. Rich christmas pudding flavour with some woody/nutty notes. Medium bodied and a long sweet finish. Pretty good. BeerAndPonies (175) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
Single 341 ml bottle from leftover Advent Calendar beer cases from Sobeys Liquor, served in my tall Dos Equis glass with nucleation points. Pours a dark reddish-caramel hue, with moderately lively carbonation, and a long-lasting, light tan head of smooth, bubbly foam, with plenty of even lacing. Nose holds rye toast with orange marmalade, dark fruit simmered in a bit of spirits, caramel, and other tree fruits. Flavor exhibits smooth and somewhat restrained malts with a small amount of citrus zest and raisin as backup. Thin-bodied, with a dry finish. Not at all what I assumed it would be (an ale with more Christmasy notes), and lacking in expected oomph and depth of character, but a very drinkable and pleasant year-round brew nevertheless. DuffMan (10915) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle, craft beer advent calendar 2015. Dark copper, very lively beige head. Estery caramel profile, sultana sweetness, a touch of metal. What is this trying to be?
RCx240 (203) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2015
Pours black, although it has a tinge of dark amber in the right light. Minimal tan head, spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, with a strange sour note. Taste is bitter, earthy, slight citrus tartness. light body, watery texture, average carbonation. Finishes pretty abruptly, doesn’t linger much at all. Passable at best. AgentAle (1878) - Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2015
Aroma is light sweet malts, slight sour notes and apple. Taste is light sweet malts with moderate bitterness. Fairly well balaced overall but is slightly watered down. Appearance is a clear dark amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well. cmacklin (1411) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2015
341ml bottle from 2015 Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Pours an unclear brown with a thin, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, bread, earth and dark fruit. Flavour of bread, earth, vegetal, yeast, caramel, roasted malt, licorice and dark fruit with a bitter, astringent finish. Medium body with
an oily texture and soft carbonation. Ok at best. ryanhunter_4 (383) - Strathmore, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2015
355 ml bottle poured at home. Day 4 of the craft beer advent calendar. Pours a dark brown (someone else said cola like in color, which was a perfect deScriptor) with almost no head at all. Smell is hard to ID; it smells like my homebrew so i’m going to say malt perhaps. Taste is also hard to place, but chocolatey malt perhaps. Bitter finish. Not the best beer i’ve ever had but better than I thought it would be. simonblaine (593) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2015
2015 Beer Advent Calendar. Pours black, small head. Aroma of smokey malts, licorice, bourbon. Taste of ash, smoke, roasted malts. It?s not as horrible as the reviews say, thick mouth feel