Reimer96 (1778) - 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. RobBestwick (991) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2010
Bottled sample. Coffee nose with hints of toffee. Dark black hue with small and quickly dissipating head. Very malty flavour with coffee and notes of toffee and maybe nuts. Syrups texture with some sweetness in the finish. Superb. cards04 (2951) - 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. JoeMcPhee (10189) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2004
Dark brown beer with a slightly ruby tint. Thick rocky dark tan coloured head. The head fades back leaving a thick lacing around the glass. Vanilla and chocolate aromas leap out of the glass along with some fruity esters that seem to be present in all of this brewery’s beers. Flavour features bitter chocolate, vanilla, some coffee and is followed by a hint of astringency and bitterness before you get hit by a warming alcoholic finish. Truly premium stuff. Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 7, 2004
Creamy head, thick. Dark brown chocolate malt is dominant, woody feel. This ale was full bodied, clean with nice good depth. Alcohol was well blended, supported well coffee like finish. Very pleasant dark ale.
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2004
In bottle at the Mondial de la Bière 2004: Dark copper brown color with a dense light tan head. Sweet bready caramel aroma has a touch of hoppy bitterness. Full, thick malty body has a nice hopped balance, sweet toffee and lightly roasted malt flavor, and a smooth finish. A very nice beer and from the Yukon of all places! TimE (6357) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2007
This rich dark brew offers up notes of toffee, dark fruit, dark chocolate and butterscotch. It is perhaps a bit hoppier than what one might expect for the style . For 7% it also drinks bigger with a warming finish. I could see this being an excellent beer for those cold Artic nights.