Ferris (1249) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Big pine nose and some toasted malts. Deep clear brown with a light brown head. Piney hop bomb with a tiny bit of roast but not much. Way off balance, just a brown IPA. Style is way off bit still enjoyable.
yrstruly (293) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours clear brown with a fine light tan head. Aroma of citrus, chocolate malt, some fruity esters. Taste is fairly sweet up front from chocolate or caramel malt, with a medium body, and a sticky, citrusy hop finish.
swoopjones (4902) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brownish pour. Nutty roastiness, great bitterness. Big flavor, active mouthfeel. Very impressive. Canadian Indian brown ale???
sudomorph (265) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear, dark amber/brown with a two finger, bubbly tan head that leaves mild lacing.
Aroma is very noticeable with big citrus fruit hop notes. Hints of bread, pine, and a touch of caramel.
Taste is a medium bitter with a mild, slightly roasted, bitter aftertaste.
Medium body and carbonation. Slightly resiny but still pretty crisp. Goes down way to easy for 6.2%. This is dangerous.
Overall this is great stuff. Smells great and tastes just as good. Dangerously drinkable but very enjoyable. Will buy again for sure.
Bendrixian (861) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Darker brown colour with a slightly tan head. Very hoppy upfront notes with pinecones and some citrus, which are followed by chocolate and some roast. More hops on the palate with chocolate and roast. Man oh man, I swear this could pass as a black IPA. Big beer and very tasty!
herrbrown1974 (410) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at bar hop. Ruby dark brown pour, thin tan head, very low carbonation. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, herbal, pine and citrus, prune. This has a medicinal quality. Hop complexity is outstanding. Medium and slick. Sweet with a long bitter fruity finish. Very unique and flavourful. A bit overpowering but it’s definitely worth a pint.
Crockett (998) - Steelback County, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy and deep brown/red. Pillowy burned butter head with loads of lacing. Bready nose. Cedar hops. Bittersweet. Milk chocolate. Hop resin and oranges. Works well. Some mushroomy earth, nuts, leather. Fairly sweet citric cocoa finish.
mnurda (1047) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bellwoods. Nice and malty with some chocolate notes. Great beer for the ribs. Well done
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[5064-20130117] Tap. Malty chocolate toasted grains aroma. Black brown body with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Brown grainy malt flavour. Medium body. Good. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(@ brewpub, Toronto, ON)
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy brown pour covered by a short-lasting off-white, irregular top. Unmistakenly American Brown Ale with talkative resinous and citric C-hops providing plenty of aroma and bitterness, in both a bitter and an acidic context. The lean toasted malts feel a bit feeble besides, tryine more to orient the conversation toward chocolate indulgence, but the meek roastiness never really insists to get its point forward. The initially crisp carbonation is rather quick at fading away and leaves a duller mouthfeel which makes the bitterness all the more eloquent since its sweetness barely comes out when bubbles are tamed down. One for the hopheads. Well done, but straightforward and one-dimensional without being a clear focus on hops like paler versions can be.