pintbypint (3882) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2017
355ml brown bottle. Amber, a little unclear. Thin ring of white head. Aroma has caramel, vanilla and a little chocolate. Taste has caramel and toffee, some dark bready notes and some warming alcohol. Lots of strong flavours, good stuff. dfearnley (2344) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2017
Aroma of calvados, scotch, toasted malts and caramel. You can smell the burn. Taste is orange, scotch, sweet malt, chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruits. Tasty. DuffMan (10732) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2017
Bottle, beer advent calendar. Clear tawny amber with a light golden head. Toffee and marzipan, quite sweet, with an intrusive alcoholic finish that swings a bigger bat than 8%. Waaaayyy to boozy for me to find enjoyable. I don't mind a boozy brew, but I prefer more body and complexity to balance things out. fiulijn (21470) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2017
Craft Beer Advent Calendar 2017 fiery1 (1763) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2017
Clean amber color. Candy caramel aroma. Caramel flavor, moderately sweet, moderate depth of malts, some burnt sugar in the final roasted nuts.
Clean, quite good.
355 bottle @ Matt's. Pours a clear dark copper amber colour with a thin beige head. Nose is caramel and light bready malt. Flavour is bready malt, a light amount of caramel and toffee, and it finishes with a alcohol roughness. It's ok.
mcberko (19227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2017
12 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out caramel, bready malt, and a touch of brown sugar. Flavour is along the same lines, with bready malt, caramel and light brown sugar. Finishes on notes of toffee, with moderate sweetness. Very light on the palate despite all this. Nice stuff. Ferris (16751) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2017
Bottle - Lots of sticky toffee with a hint of cooked orange, clear copper with a small off white head. Sweet toffee, light marzipan and some orange. Rich and quite nice, although a touch on the sweet side. cmacklin (1340) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 8, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours a clear red-amber with a small, short lived, beige head that fully dissipates. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, dried fruit and alcohol. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, dark fruit, molasses, brown sugar and light spice with a dry, warming alcohol finish. Medium to full body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Nice. ljthiessen (1487) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 2, 2017
Bottle. Clear chestnut brown pour with a small off-white head. Aroma is rich caramel and subtle dark fruits. Taste is a little sweet, caramel, raisin. Somewhat thick texture, finishes surprisingly balanced for the sweetness up front. Bill Becker (1916) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 2, 2017
From Jan 2008
I got this bottle in a trade with leftmindedrighty. Thanks Aaron!
This one pours from 12oz bottle a clear deep amber/brown with about a 1" layer of foam after a careful pour. There's some nice lacing and the foam is receding ever so slowly.
The smell is not shy at all. Lots of caramel malt along with some dark fruit and notes of whiskey.
The taste on first sip and the malt and dark fruit is there in abundance but whoah, so is the alcohol. Lots of warming during and after the swallow. Smaller sips are in order here. ;^)
Further sips in and the whiskey smell I noted is in the taste as well and it's pretty darned nice. I don't believe I've had an example of the style quite like this. Oh, and in the background and somewhat subdued is some chocolate goodness.
It has a thick body and it finishes with some hoppy zest that somewhat balances the sweetness from the malt. Interesting brew but I *know* I couldn't drink more than 1 at a sitting.