tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2004
Malty, fruity caramel aroma with notes of chocolate and roasty dark malts. Clear dark amber-brown with decent tan head that recedes to cover. Bittersweet chocolate malt flavours with a decent balancing bitterness. Some alcohol noticeable in the finish. Body perhaps a touch on the thin side for a winter warmer but very enjoyable. Bottle. Thanks, JoeMcPhee. GRM (4236) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2008
Brown bottle, 341 ml, purchased at the brewery in Whitehorse (Yukon), savoured on November 23 2008; eye: burgundy, clear, slight effervescence, beige head that turns into a tiny ring, a bit of lacing; nose: lots of caramelized malt, light roast, candied fruits; mouth: lots of caramelized malt, hops, roasted malt, candied fruits, finale in caramelized malt with a hint of hops, rather sweet and bitter, light astringency, average carbonation, medium body; overall: quite likable
Bouteille brune, 341 ml, 7 %, achetée à la brasserie à Whitehorse (Yukon), savourée le 23 novembre 2008; œil : bourgogne, claire, très légère effervescence, mousse beige qui se transforme en un petit anneau, un peu de dentelle; nez : beaucoup de malt caramélisé, léger torréfié, fruits confits; bouche : malt caramélisé, houblon, malt torréfié, fruits confits, finale en malt caramélisé avec une pointe de houblon, plutôt sucrée et amère, légère astringence, carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen; en résumé : bien aimé pintbypint (3920) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2010
341ml brown bottle. Dark brown in colour. Head is small but creamy, off white in colour. Decent lacing. Nose has some sweet chocolate malt, faint roasted malt. Flavour has some bold dark malts, pretty roasty, some dark chocolate. Late bitterness. Ends with some lingering roast malt. Medium body and carbonation. Smooth for 7%. northropfrye (3731) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
This was the best of the Yukon beers we tried this evening. Dark and malty. Vanilla and dried fruit. Very tasty. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2009
(Bottle from the brewery. Originally reviewed for Winter/08 issue of TAPS Magazine.) As a dog lover with an especially strong affinity for huskies, the label alone was enough to hook me on this beer. Luckily, the stuff on the inside of the bottle is pretty good as well. Mahogany-brown in colour with a large mocha head, it has a complex and appealing aroma of dry cocoa, dark malt, treacle and anise. The flavour follows with the same notes as the aroma off the top, combined with some dried dark fruit, followed by a hint of smoke and a nicely layered hoppiness that builds in the finish. They call it an English Strong Ale, but to me it brings to mind a robust and warming Porter. Whatever you choose to call it, it’s a fantastic winter treat.
puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Bottled. Ruby brown pour, clear, minor ring head. Nutty, vegetal, eggplant and tree bark aroma. Medium body, fine carbonation. Malt character is closer to that of a dunkel than an ESB. Yeast displays a mild spiciness at the finish, not much other character. garthicus (2962) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2008
GregClows bottle: Appearance: Red/brown with a small white head. Aroma: Malt and peat with definite smoke in there too. Flavour: Sweet and creamy and mildly smoky. cards04 (2943) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
Pours a dark brown with white head. Nice dark fruit aromas. I get some spice notes too. Flavours of bubble gum, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit. Excellent. cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2006
12 oz. bottle brought back to AZ by my mother-in-law - Pours a brown color with a nice light tan head. Light lacing. Has a very light roasted malt aroma. Has a nice roasted chocolate flavor. Medium body. Seems more like a Porter than an English Strong. A good beer. Thanks Ma V. bulldogops (2846) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2010
Bottle from a little liquor store in Lendrum Place (by Sunterra and Jack’s). 7%. Dark brown pour with a minimal tan head that fades quickly to a ring. Aroma is toffee, chocolate, vanilla, hint of coffee. Strong malty notes with a hint of light hoppy bitterness in the finish. 7% abv is well disguised as this feel medium-light bodied. A great brew from Whitehorse.