Bendrixian (862) - 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!
yrstruly (294) - 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.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour with a thick fluffy brown head. The aroma is quite hoppy with lots of pine and resin along with a roasty cocoaish character as well. Medium bodied with some light malt sweetness. Earthy and roasty. Itís getting up into Black IPA territory, but itís pretty nice, whatever you may call it.
Gethinbeer (2025) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber brown poor. Nice head and lace. Roasted malt hop aroma. Fruit citrus flavor. Sweet malt finish.
robinvboyer (2762) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from the brewpub. Dark, hazy ruby/brown pour, small beige head. Roasted cocoa malts, sweet nuttiness and light pine hops.
Solid mouth feel, good carb. Solid pine bitterness, good nutty matls. A great brown ale!
mnurda (1050) - 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
sudomorph (268) - 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.
hangunder (160) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is grapfruit hops on first whiff, then changing to caramely/malty/chocolately notes with a mixture of pine and grapfruit. Very dark brown, with a super long lasting thick brown head. The taste is primarily dominated by the malt characteristics that were present in the nose, caramel lingers on the palate, with a bit of juicy hoppiness and hop bitter finish but nothing extreme hop wise here. Oniony-hop characteristic comes out a bit as it warms. Mild carbonation. A bit watery and too light bodied prevent this from being a great beer, but itís quite interesting.
DerWeg (1419) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite a tasty bear, and one with two faces. One is a dry IPA-like hop profile with some grassy bold character with a tinge of grapefruit rind. Then thereís the tasty toffee-like malts, underlined with some dark sugar and dark bready grain flavors. The palate glides by lightly for a 6.5ABV, and the finish settles a bit on the lemony-leafy hops.
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.