bulldogops (2490) - 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.
DeanF (2456) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle at the Explorer hotel in Yellowknife. Has a nice soft malt aroma. Appearance is small head with dark velvet-brown body. Flavour is nice heavy barley-coffee with a hint of syrupy sweetness. Has a nice oily mouthfeel which makes it quite heavy on the palette. It’s a pretty good darker ale and paired well with the elk steak I had that evening. VertBaconStrips (2389) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JUN 8, 2009
Clear dark brown with a minor red hue, poured a nice tan head that, after sitting for 10 minutes, had left a nice hilly and smooth cap that had excellent retention. Constant effervecence. Had a good warm burnt aroma with mild coffee notes, a touch of chocolate and solid hops. Good balance. Good burnt smell! I could taste the alcohol, but this was not a deterrent. I like this! It’s got lots of flavour with burnt coffee and possibly chocolate as well. I drank this at room temperature. Feels thick. Nice solid burnt and bitter aftertaste that remained after every sip. A lot better than I first thought. tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2008
dark brown with red hints. tan foam, nose is malty with some alcohol and a little fruit. malty flavor not much hops but still very drinkable. good strong ale zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle thanks to Joe - Dark pour, nice dark and chocolately. Some grassy grainy and smooth malts, not much bitter. Touch of coffee, bubbly mouthfeel hint of bitterness. Not bad at all.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2014 Pours a clear ruby brown color with a creamy brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, nuts, slight caramel and some sweet dried fruits. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, nuts and finishes off with a light bitterness. Excellent english Olde. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2009
Bottle. Pours medium brown with a reddish flash. Thick off-white/pale tan head with spotty/ropey lacing. Nose is fruit, malt, caramel, toffee, cinnamon, ginger. Palate is smooth and soft, nice sweetness. Rich and mildly spicy, plenty of stewed fruit, caramel, and nuts. Very tasty, a surprise from Yukon! gramity (1668) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
Poured a very dark brown with a thin tan head. The aroma is very roasty. The flavour is initially roasted malt followed by a nice sweetness and just a hint of bitterness on the finish. Very enjoyable. ljthiessen (1348) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 10, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a ruby hue and a thick off-white head. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruit and coffee; some dark cherry and plum notes, raisin, roasty cocoa and coffee. Flavour is sweet dark fruit with some roasty bitterness. A little too sweet perhaps, but very flavourful and a really nice malty English ale. WheatKing (1338) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - SEP 8, 2012
Sampled at the GCBF. Dark ruby-brown, mild spidering. Aroma is malt, bitter, and sour. Taste is round simple dark ale with a bitter background. The taste is actually quite good, but the sourness in the aroma turns me off. It might be dirty lines, it might be a slightly off batch, but it is what it is.