MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2002
Conspicuous fruity malt heading a herd of fine caramel, licorice and candy sugar…And a sturdy bitterness stays at the back to make sure no one goes astray…And of course no one does…Beautiful beer…
DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2002
Sweet floral aroma, auburn, slim head. Coffee, chicory flavour, also roated malts. Fine bitterness, very smooth, complex. Really good ale. jsquire (4662) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2002
This beer has a beautiful deep ruby color with a fluffy off-white head that left a nice lace on the glass. The initial sensation is of an intensely malty beer that warms up to bring out the sherry, caramel tones. The finish is nice a clean and very balanced. I would have guessed the ABV to be a little higher. A very good beer. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2004 Dark brown in colour. Aroma of cherries, malt, slight roast. Flavour was of slight roast, with some caramel, slightly sweet, full bodied. Finishes with a medium bitterness, slightly dry. screigh (773) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2002
This reminds me a little of Goose Island Hex Nut (one of my favorite beers). This is one of the best Canadian beers I have ever had. Plenty of flavor.
shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2002
The darkest red colour, nose like black forest cake, a bit malty at first followed by fairly complex fruity notes. Slightly thin texture -- not highly carbonated but quite acidic. Gave me heartburn, but otherwise a fine choice. belgianhomebrew (645) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2002
A nice malty, dark red english ale.......................................... billb (245) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2002
A damn fine strong ale. A bit of sour apples and alcohol in the aroma. A complex maltiness hits you right up front followed by a bit of alcohol and a bit of hops and alcohol in the finish. The color is a dark red, almost mahogany and the carbonation is damn near perfect by my standards (light to fair medium). Gooner (136) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2001
Exceptional Strong Ale. Nutty taste with a tad of wood! Great on snowy nights, as well as spring and autumn bonfire beer. Wonderful in the malt and rich fruit departments. One of the best of the strong ales I've ever tasted(including all the english ales). Incomparable balance between the alcohol and ingredients. This is as perfect as a Canadian beer can get. My favourite. The only beer I've awarded a perfect score thus far. Puss Gutt99 (206) - Oldtown, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2001
thick and rich..............................................