Rickard's Dark
Molson Coors Canada

Rickard's DarkRickard's Dark
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Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada
English Porter
3.07 | pDev: 20.52%
Nov 10, 2017
Oct 20, 2009
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.
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Reviewed by YEGtastes from Canada (AB)

2.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
I can *see through* it... what?? A porter shouldn't be the same shade as your Aunt Meredith's cherry stained dining table...

Look: Dark cherry, I could see which finger you're holding up at me through the filled glass... so on the light side as far as porters go...
Smell: Licorice, caramel, hikers' granola, molasses.
Taste: At first a confusing jumble of interesting tastes.. nutmeg and a bit of cinnamon stand out from this slightly sweet, gingerbready-cocoa-ey beer. The chocolatey nose increases with time, as does sweetness. Nothing offensive, really. A bit of malt.
Feel: Too carbonated. I know it's Rickards, but they could have focused a little more on the flavour and less on the carbonation factor which is so dominant in mass produced beers today.
Nevertheless, the beer goes down relatively smoothly.
Overall: Not what I would usually look for in a porter. I feel like Rickards brewed a beer, got their creative team smashed off it, then had them throw darts at a board, pinned with names of different dark beers; the majority of darts that didn't gouge the wall happened to land on 'porter'.
If I just think of it as beer, it's pretty good. As a porter... meh.
Nov 10, 2017
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Reviewed by Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

1.46/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5
After this experience, I am going to have to revisit Rickard's Red. Red used to be my go to beer before I discovered actual beer. My host at a party had Mill St. and this. I never had the Dark, so I tried.
It was awful.
Watered down, filth tasting something with added metal flavour to boost. An embarrassment for Rickard's. One of the few beers I actually had to pour down the drain - perhaps the fourth beer I ever had to do this with.
Jun 06, 2017
Rated: 3.21 by Bunman3 from Canada (AB)

Feb 08, 2017
Rated: 4 by -chii- from Canada (QC)

May 23, 2016
Rated: 2.72 by I3eer from Massachusetts

Feb 27, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by fortyfield from Canada (ON)

Jan 28, 2016
Rated: 3.24 by Shpud from Canada (ON)

Jan 18, 2016
Rated: 3.88 by Isaac_L95 from Canada (ON)

Dec 12, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by theDuck from Canada (QC)

Nov 26, 2015
Rated: 1 by moot2142 from Pennsylvania

Oct 28, 2015
Rated: 3.24 by OneTuffPony from Canada (ON)

Aug 10, 2015
Rated: 3.27 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Jul 31, 2015
Rated: 3.11 by bpract from Canada (QC)

Jul 30, 2015
Rated: 2.98 by headlessparrot from Canada (ON)

Jul 20, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by olbubba from Florida

Jul 17, 2015
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Rated by papat444 from Canada (QC)

2.81/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
It tastes ok, malty with a of metallic edge but in no way is this representative of a porter.
Jul 04, 2015
Rated: 3.02 by Slongie from Canada (AB)

Jun 15, 2015
Rated: 3.24 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Jun 14, 2015

5/5  rDev +62.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Reminds me a back home sweet dark beer
Apr 18, 2015
Rated: 3.28 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia

Mar 20, 2015
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