solidfunk (2584) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has a bit of oaky bitterness. Smells a little of roast malt but taste is basically watery. Smell is light, body is light. Probably the weakest beer I’ve had from a usually good brewery. Small bottle.
kevinsenn (808) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 Bottle from brewery, served at cellar temperature. Crystal clear brown, with an orangey tinge to it. Aroma is a little fruity. Rich taste of nuts, malt, roasted malt, chocolate, and even a little fruit; very well balanced. A bigger body than you’d expect from a 5% brew. A solid brown ale; I could have a few of these in a row.
herrbrown1974 (410) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown and amber pour. Aroma mildly nutty but more of roasted malt, a little chocolate and toffee. Thin body. A little watery. Smoky caramel and soft finish. Not a lot too this.
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PatIrish (166) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this one on draught. Deep brown ruby colour. Nice Creamy head to start, wists away quite fast. Aroma of nutty malts and . Taste is sweet nutty malt, wood, light bitterness. Enjoyable.
pushkinwow (1555) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
342ml bottle from the LCBO, 2011 release. Light mahogany with a light biege head. Nice roasted malts, some caramel, barley and a bit of dough, light hazelnut. Moderate carbonation, little thin but decent, sweet, becomes dry and malty on the finish, some nuttiness. A decent brown.
thb (644) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep brown. Leading characters are chicory, toast, and I suppose some nuts. Slighly chewy. Pleasant, unspectacular
lukin (390) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draught. Deep brown ruby colour. Small head. Aroma of nutty malts. Taste is sweet nutty malt, wood, light bitterness. Enjoyable.
rwgould (320) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Translucent reddish brown, minimal head, high carbonation. Aroma: watery, roasted nuts, malt. Palate is thin and watery, high carbonation. Taste is strongly of nuts and malt, but not much there.
scantron (63) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
March 20, 2011; from 341mL ISB, refrigerated, BBD: None
Lots of roasted chocolate malt in the nose. A short head with not a lot of visible carbonation. Head sticks around for a little bit, tan. Deep syrupy brown in colour. Bittering hops comes through in the aftertaste after malted mix of roasted nuts, chocolate and sweet toffee. Very balanced. Not much aroma as the beer sits. Carbonation is a little surprising versus what is visible which makes the beer quite refreshing. It’s tasty from sweet chocolate and toffee, yet refreshing from hops and carbonation.
Spab (1972) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at beerbistro. Pours a clear brownish dark orange with an average-sized light tan head. Aroma is nutty with light roastiness and a little sweet, dark fruit. Taste is similar but with more pronounced roastiness and some dark chocolate. Modest bitterness in finish. Good.