rich8880 (25) - - APR 14, 2017
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Mild liquorice aroma. Black with hint of red appearance - creamy head. Pleasant taste - slight bitterness and mild liquorice sweetness but doesn’t have the depth I would have expected from something at 6%. Medium bodied. Drinkable but a bit disappointing.
RhetoricalAns (918) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2017
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 mL bottle. Dark brown pour, small foamy tan head that dissapears quickly without lacing. Dark malt aroma, molasses, dark fruit. Moderate sweet / bitter taste with flavors of raisins, dark fruit, molasses. fairly bitter bite at the end. Body is a little thin.
bdleedahl (366) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 2, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has almost a sweetness to the roasty malts, dark berry-like flavours. Good beer, there are no glaring issues with it at all. The flavours are mild, but all mesh well. 2016 advent calendar.
DuffMan (10048) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, beer advent calendar. Deep brown, clear, with mahogany highlights and a very low beige head. Carbonation is proper, but head retention very poor. Brown bread and raisins, dark caramel, medium bodied, low bitterness.
AgentAle (1658) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is caramel, toffee, and roasted malts. Taste is rich and thick malts, brown sugar, fig and caramel. Light bittering hops on the finish. Appearance is a dark brown with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
zacgillbanks (5001) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Gift Shop, Very dark brown-black in colour with a thin tan head. It has a rich chocolate and spicy fruity flavour followed by a smooth bitter-sweet and oak finish. Pretty good.
Oldschool_Mike (366) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into snifter. Pours a very dark brown with red highlights off white head. Aroma is raising and plums. Taste is slightly roasty with plum and toffee.
simontomlinson (228) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fluffy beige head stayed on a near black still body - Looks Great!
Minimal aroma - slightly malty.
Thick creamy texture, velvety - very moorish.
Sweet dark fruit flavours with creamy coffee, brown sugar plum & cocoa.
fiery_1 (787) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle @ Matt’s. Canadian Edition. Pours a moderate opaque dark brown. Nose is toasted malts with a sweet toffee note. Flavour is toasted, quite bready, and subtle sweetness. Needs some more character in my opinion.
mcberko (16597) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL bottle, pours a deep dark brown with a small white head. Aroma brings out toasted malt, with bready notes and light toffee. Flavour is along the same lines, with toasted malt, bready notes, and light toffee. Nicely constructed, but not very deep or complex. Decent.