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Rickard's Dark - Molson Coors Canada

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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 19.54%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | 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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3/5  rDev -2.3%

bumchilly25, Aug 25, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -59.3%

kabritz, Aug 01, 2013
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2/5  rDev -34.9%

juliendesrochers, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

jcubz, Jul 17, 2013
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2.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A decent mass produced English style porter. Not much to speak of in terms of complexity or flavours, but its not horrible either. Most bars I go to frequently don't have any dark beers or porters (even Guinness isn't available at most of them) other than this beer so for fans of this style don't have much of a choice, but that being said its not that bad just nothing special at all. It's drinkable but there are much better stouts available

WeizenMike, Jul 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +14%

brandon911, Jul 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +14%

Jediknight362, Jul 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +14%

Bf_89, Jul 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Serving Type - 473ml can poured into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a dark brown colour, but appears to be more of a blood-red/amber hue when held up to the light. Poured with two fingers of off white, creamy looking head that dissipates at a medium pace, leaving behing some light lacing.

Smell - Very sweet, mostly from heavy caramel and toffee. There's an artificiality about it though, like synthetic sugar or something. Could just be my bias though. Another reviewer noted some light maple, which, on closer inspection I can also detect.

Taste - Caramel and toffee are more understated than i expected from the nose, but are still there in a big way. Also present is an unpleasant burnt malt flavour, but it might be considered to be smokey...hard to tell. There is also some other sweet bits, maple for sure.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, extremely low carbonation makes for a pretty watered down porter.

Overall - 3/5

IdeaSpeeder, Jun 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

cam477, Jun 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a taster 12 pack at the duty free.

It pours a deep-deep reddish brown, with an off white head. The aroma is slightly sweet, bready/grainy; no hops.

The flavor is light toffee, brown sugar, with some caramel. Light bodied, thin; fairly crisp and clean.

I'd say this is pretty average. Nothing over the top, but it's crisp end thin enough to be enjoyed on a sunny and warm day like today.

Rickard's "Dark" is labeled as an English Porter, but it more closely resembles an English Mild or Brown Ale, and it's not too bad. While this isn't nearly as flagrant as say Alexander Keith's IPA being labeled as an India Pale Ale, I can't help but think someone at Molson needs to do a bit more research before branding their beers.

For a macro brewer kicking out pseudo craft offerings, this isn't too bad, it just needs to be properly labeled.

adams82, Jun 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

timiskin, Apr 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

mynie, Feb 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Codyp1192, Feb 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

kelvarnsen, Feb 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Kloug, Feb 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +14%

medrolific, Jan 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +14%

LarryAppleton, Jan 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

RyGlas, Dec 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +38.4%

Vyronian, Dec 21, 2012
Rickard's Dark from Molson Coors Canada
72 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.