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Rickard's Dark - Molson Coors Canada

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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 18.95%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
English Porter |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed in the style of English porters, Rickard's Dark is creamy with a smooth finish that holds just a hint of pure Quebec maple syrup.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-20-2009)
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3.76/5  rDev +22.9%

urbantakeover, Sep 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

This beer came out in 2009 and I just had the chance to try it today. The brewing is from Montreal.
The look inside the glass is dark but when you put it to the light is getting a red color.
The carbonation is light. I found 1 finger of head that quickly disappear.
The smell is a roast malt, with a bit of a sweet coffee.
About the taste their is nothing spectacular. I found a bit superficial. The 4,8 % ABV is a bit light for a dark ale. Taste a bit watery.
They say it's a English Porter. Nah I don t think so. I think they try to imitate the English Porter but for my taste this isn't a Porter.
So overall would I recommend it? No, there is not enough for me to recommend it. First of all this is not a Porter, its an imitation of it. Second is a bit watery. At 4,8% ABV it's very light. Wish it could be around 6 or 7 ABV. But if you are in a bar and wanna try a dark ale and this is the only option, why not give it a try.

kevofficiel, Sep 11, 2014
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Someonex37, Aug 19, 2014
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3.51/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into Pint Glass from 341 mL bottle

A- Pours a beautiful Dark Ruby hue that is topped by a stunning 2 finger thick tan head. One of the more attractive Porters I have had the pleasure of sampling! Quite shocking from a beer that is owned by Molson Coors :').

S- Rickards Dark smells quite sweet! Many notes of dried fruit (mainly raisins) are prominent in this brew. Quite inviting to the nose!

T- The taste of this is much like the nose (sweet). I was expecting to experience some roastiness (great quality in a porter/stout) that did not make itself known in the beer. Although it wasn't entirely up to expectations, the flavor is nice and quite enjoyable!

M- Low carbonation to medium carbonation. Slightly more carbonation than the average porter. Quite thin compared to other Porters but still quite enjoyable nonetheless.

O- If you, like myself, are into craft beers and are thinking about picking this brew up, don't be turned off by the fact that Rickards is owned/made by Molson Coors. From what I've tasted so far, the Rickards line is far superior to its macrobrewed brethren in every single aspect. Rickards Dark is no exception: It offers a beautiful glassful of goodness that is incredibly sessionable(like any good porter should be). Do yourself a favor now and pick up a Rickards taster pack (like I did) and I am willing to bet that you won't be disappointing with a majority of the Rickards line.

PorterPro125, Aug 14, 2014
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Definitely not like any porter I've had before, this ale pours more of a caramel colour than a solid black, with a one finger head that quickly goes away. Smells of dark bread and noble hops. Taste is sweet at first, with a finishing bitterness of hops and chocolate. Mouthfeel is thin and carbonated. Not a bad beer, but not a good one either.

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Rickard's Dark from Molson Coors Canada
72 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.