Rickard's Dark | Molson Coors Canada

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada
molson.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,885
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
185
pDev:
20.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
35
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Photo of YEGtastes
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.

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Photo of Cramshawbar
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've 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.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.21/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of -chii-
4/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of I3eer
2.72/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

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3.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Isaac420L
3.88/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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1/5  rDev -67.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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3.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bpract
3.11/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of headlessparrot
2.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of olbubba
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of papat444
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.

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3.02/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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5/5  rDev +62.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reminds me a back home sweet dark beer

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3.28/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.53/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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Rickard's Dark from Molson Coors Canada
Beer rating: 3.07 out of 5 with 185 ratings