VertBaconStrips (2300) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Got me a very clear nice brown brew, very small light brown cap that was barely above a skim and ring and near zero lacing. The aroma is pretty good with the roasted malts but there is waaaaay too much of the signature Brewsters aroma that can be found in nearly every style that they produce...and often that annoys me. Smells on the sweet side. Faint hazelnuts. Decent aroma but once again falls short. This also seriously lacks flavour and I’ve sipped it slowly to give it a chance when warmer as I poured over historical maps of Operation Barbarossa in my purchace "The Historical Atlas of WWII", but nothing really changes. Tastes quite bland with some bitter qualities. It is possible that I’ve found a hint of licorice. I just can’t nail down anything. Comes across empty. Mouthfeel was pretty much lame - some creaminess and weak bitterness is about all that is mentionable. I’d go as far as saying that the brewmaster needs to take a serious look at the recipie and actually create an appealing beer. It is not a terrible or bad beer; it is very easy to drink but just that is highly forgettable. Save your money.
patricks110 (2405) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had at the crowfoot pub on tap. A dark brown body with a medium tan head. aroma of chocolate, nuts, and slight creaminess. An unfortunate mild aftertaste. Taste is fairly plain, but overll this beer is above average.
GRM (3670) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glass, 5 ounces, draught, drank on site, savoured on September 17 2008; eye: mahogany, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: chocolate milk, light malt, light smoke, light burnt sugar; mouth: chocolate milk, malt, light smoke, light burnt sugar, finale in lightly smoked malt with a good presence of chocolate milk, enjoyable light acridity, creamy, slight astringency, lightly bitter; overall: fine
Verre, 5 onces, en fût, bue sur place, savourée le 17 septembre 2008; oeil : acajou, claire, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse crémeuse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : lait au chocolat, malt, léger fumé, léger sucre brûlé; bouche : lait au chocolat, malt, léger fumé, léger sucre brûlé, finale en malt légèrement fumé avec une bonne présence de lait au chocolat, légère âcreté agréable, crémeuse, très légère astringence, légèrement amère; en résumé : bien
fiulijn (18573) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the pub, Meadowlark location
Brown color. Light aroma. It has some nice caramel flavor with a touch of darker malt, residual sweetness to make it easier to swallow. Not very bitter.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[803-20071102] Tap @ Brewsters (Calgary, AB). Aroma has a bit of malt roast coffee. Clear, dark dark amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Flat alcoholic grains (without the bite) flavour has a bit of coffee and soap. Medium-full body. Nice blend but for the soap.
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2015 2015-06-02. Crisp brown body with a small beige head. 3+ Aroma of toasty malt. Flavour is a classic toasty malty brown ale profile up front, but finishes with oddly muddled and bitter mix. Dry sharp roast/toast comes out in the aftertaste. It’s not unpleasant but it’s abrupt and not entirely to my taste. Average bodied palate feels a touch light for the beer, moderate carbonation. 7/3-4/6/3/13On tap at Brewsters, Edmonton.
2007-11-XX. Dark brown mahogany body with a small tan head. (3+) Malty flavour with roasty malt accents and occasional nutty hints. Similar aroma is muted, but dominated by the mild roast that characterizes the flavour. Slightly fuller than average palate suits the beer nicely. (3+) Solid brown ale. 6+/3+/7/3+/13-14+ Draft at the brewpub, Calgary.
superdude1979 (62) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer. If the beer could lose points for crappy service at the pub then the beer would get a zero. Drinkable, but the wheat is the best beer at Brewster’s
Braudog (6247) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pint at the 11th Ave brewpub downtown. Rich malty aroma on this black-brown brew. A bit chalky, but this is a nice toasy, roasted-malt beer. Sweet, almost smoky, mostly sweet. Moderate body. OK. (#2877, 5/13/2007)
Lubiere (12678) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another dark red copper ale with a thin white head. A sweet caramel aroma, loads of diacetyl, and medicinal. In mouth, a sweet nutty malt, again, nasty diacetyls developping. Medicore. At Oliver Square, Feb. 2007.
LadyCooper (100) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, tastes eerily like the Shaughnessy Stout. Smokey and chocolately. A little watery, but nothing too serious. Not very bitter, but perfectly drinkable.