Motobashi (107) - Windsor, Ontario, - APR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
473 ml can. Poured a deep ambber with a 1 finger foamy, tan head. Nice caramel and chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate flavour. Light bitterness, moderate lasting. Overall, very enjoyable.
Johnsense (1283) - - JUL 22, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear Mahogany brown pour, fair sized head and decent lacing. A bit of cocoa, nuts, roasted malt in the aroma - quite muted actually. Caramel, roasted malt in the taste, again a bit of nut, chocolate, nothing really stands out here but is a little more robust than the aroma suggested. Mouthfeel is on the thinner side. A pedestrian brown ale geared more towards those with an aversion to hops.
CurbDog (112) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big tan head, nice stand. Very clear coppery brown. Chocolate, doughy, malty aroma. No hops. Chocolate and biscuity in the front fades into a nutty finish/aftertaste. Light caramel sweetness. Crisp, thin (not watery) body with a dry finish. Medium-high carbonation. A little more body would be nice in this beer and the carbonation is a little high for the style (especially for a "classic British-style brown ale").
Raistlin (273) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, easygoing brown. Pours dark mahogany with decent lacing and head. Some roast malt and nut in aroma. A little hops, though minimal. Finishes a touch bitter with some sense of musk.
ljthiessen (1073) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Clear brown pour with a reddish hue. Aroma is raisin, plum, dates, a little bready and slightly roasty. Taste is nicely balanced dark fruits with a light bitterness, dry finish. Not terribly rich, but good flavours and a great balance.
KoNrRiI (1149) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.473 can. Clear, brown color and a small, off-white head. Aroma of wood, dark malts, smoke, a touch of nuts, and a bit of milk with tea. Taste is malty - coffee, nuts, and dark chocolate work in good balance. Light body, slick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish tastes of coffee candy, quite simple. Overall not a bad beer but by no standard is it particularly good.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampller after the marathon. Pours dark brown, reddish tint visible in the light. Decent head bubbles away for a while then descends into just a film. Rather dull aroma of caramel malts. Very lively taste though.
Gluepot (391) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very dark brown body with a lively tan head. The nose is relatively understated with touches of malt, nuts and a hint of milk chocolate. This is a nice fall beer. The body is a solid medium texture and the taste is subtle and well blended. Malt, slightly roasted nuts and a hint of cream and chocolate work well together. The continental hops are understated and hard to find and there is some spiciness in the finish.
Kauge (1527) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from LCBO. Mahogany brown with a light tan head. Overall a very nutty / slightly caramelly character. Slight herbal bitterness in the finish. Moderate carbonation and body. OK.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Classic nut brown! Malty, light chocolate, light roast and a lot of nut flavor. Smooth4,complex yet light and easy to drink just like the style should be with a big expression of malt.
kaser (5502) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from draft as part of a flight at Amsterdamn brewery. Dark and orange brown with white head.