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Rickard's Dark - Molson Coors Canada

Rickard's DarkRickard's Dark

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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 18.75%

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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Photo of TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Boy there's a lot of Rickards to be had now. I guess Molsons is simply trying to nab some of the cachet belonging to emerging craft brewers in Ontario by whipping up faux versions of styles that are showing themselves to be popular. However, there's more to it than just grabbing the name of a style and printing up a new label. Sigh.

Like the rest of the Rickards this is a pretty bland brew. Doesn't have the presence of a proper porter. Weak kneed across the board in its aroma and flavour. Thin bodied. Just uninteresting, but not unpalatable. Meh.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 00:51:08 | More by TerryW
Photo of Otterburn

Quebec (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

4,8% porter brewed with maple syrup...

from that 12 pack with red,white and this one.

First of all, I don't really notice the maple syrop. Except for the colour, wich it look more like syrop than a proper porter..

Apperence is nice, but not for a porter, not dark enought in my opinion.

The smell is very quiet,very small maple sent.

The taste is not strong, similar to the red.

The mouthfeel is alright and the drinkability is good, because its not very strong flavor
Molson brew popsoda beer wich are made to be easy to drink.

Got along very well with my cheese Macaronni.
I,m not kidding.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2009 05:26:08 | More by Otterburn
Photo of JOaikido

Quebec (Canada)

2.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

341 ml bottle. Claims to be a porter brewed with maple syrup.

A- Dark coppery brown with red to amber highlights. Smallish beige head.

S- Faint caramel sweetness. Weak but not bad.

T- Smoky, sweet flavour up front, though not strong enough (in true Rickard's fashion). Fairly well balanced bitter background. Maybe a touch of maple, but it's faint. There is more of a caramel sugar sweetness. Ordinary.

MF- Medium to light body. Not too watery. Nothing bad, nothing great.

D- Easy enough to drink. Has more character than most Molson products. Not sure why it would qualify as a porter though.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2009 03:19:11 | More by JOaikido
Photo of cfrancis

Ontario (Canada)

2.38/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is so far from a porter, very much a "safe" beer. Non offensive, but does have some very nice maply syrup tasting notes. Dark brown in colour and not a lot of aroma but aroma is sweet with maple. Taste is again maple syrup with some malt. Beer is an easy drinking macro with really nothing of note or notable characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2009 22:05:08 | More by cfrancis
Photo of wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

341ml bottle poured into pint glass nov6 2009

A clear reddish copper with a big head that falls to a 1/4in film that left some lace. the colors not what I expect from a porter but other then that it looks good

S mild chocolate and some sweetness but not maple perhaps a little cherry

T I get some sweetness but if its maple its pretty mellow

M thin for a porter but good carbonation keep it average

D nothing amazing other then the fact its a macro trying to make a porter

for a big name Canadian brand it`s OK but that`s not saying much

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2009 09:14:13 | More by wordemupg
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Rickard's Dark from Molson Coors Canada
71 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.