Metalchopz (3384) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2011
Originally rated January 2007. From Christmas 2006 and with a date best before May 2007. Pours a dark amber with grape-red highlights. Tanned head with average retention and decent lace. A bit of haziness is present. Usual Trafalgar yeast nose with some spices. Mild fizzy mouthfeel with slight syrup. Nice cinnamon spice, fruity orange and hoppy flavours. The taste is surprisingly much better than all of the other Trafalgar beers I’ve tried. Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 18, 2008
Good flavour, it is sour and nice shape and body. I like ti and it has the Canadian touch. yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2007
650ml Bottle, 6.2% a/v
Pours dark black with a very tiny brown head which dissapears fast. Smoke, spice and malt in the nose. Taste is unusual, caramel, spice, slight smoke. Aftertaste is anise, nuts, and a bit of honey or molasses. Unusual taste for sure, but will definitely be a fantastic winter beer. I just couldnt wait :-) Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2007
650ml Bottle: I write this review off notes from many months ago, and I’m happy to report I’ve kicked the Trafalgar habit. I can now have the inner strength to walk by their bottles and leave my money in my pocket. Why waste my time typing here? Dark, no head, smells like rotting bread, and tastes like they dumped all their other beers into a bottle and shook it. Dead to me. gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2007
Dark, dark brown, no make that red. Very thin head that fades quick. Smoky caramel and spice scent. Very thick complex taste. Mostly licorice in the aftertaste, but warm nuts, honey, and smoked (bacon) before. Some rich spice in the front. A rather nice complex taste. No hint of the high alc content. Would have prefered less licorice myself, but still rather nice. Frighteningly l just picked this up, in August, and it lists a best before of May. Somehow seems to have lasted.
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2007 Poured a dark red, with a frothy head. Spiced aroma, and malty sweetness in the flavor. You really have to respect the best before date on this one - when its on its good, when its off its god-awful. What I find interesting is that this beer rated highly before March 2007 (getting scores over 3.2), and declined sharply after that. I’d suggest that until a new batch is made people are best staying away. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Poured an almost clear deep amber color with a huge beige head. The bottle foamed out all over the table. The aroma smelled like paper and dust. It was tart and leathery. The malt flavor was sweet but very short with a wild yeast and leather taste. Some paper notes. Light body with a very lively mouthfeel. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/16/2007OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2007
never ending gusher, clear dark red, frothy tan head, soured spiced aroma, thin carbonated body, dark caramel malt flavor, lots of sourness but not as much as the aroma or gushing would indicate, only a hint of the spices that used to be there,
Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 4/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 4/20
650 ml bottle date stamped May 07. Like the other Trafalgars sampled recently, this one was only a week removed from the store, althought this one does appear to be past the best before date. Same resutl as the other though - an "off" acidic twang that dominates everything else. Cloudy brown amber colour with a mostly lasting fizzy and frothy tan head. Acidic, lemony twang along with cinnamon and coriander aroma. Acidic twang again in the flavour with some light bready malts, cinnamon and coriander. Light to medium bodied, fizzy and dry mouthfeel. mephisto (1288) - TAIWAN - AUG 7, 2007
i appreciate the aroma and flavor of this brew, but the balance is a bit off. a potentially good beer now tastes just like one of my failed homebrew.