Oakes (13600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2001
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light body, mild flavour with just a touch of dark malt/coffee flavour.
Lubiere (11237) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2004
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown ale with a nice fruity(raisins) and chocolaty nose, almost vinous. Thats where the pleasure stops. Very sweet malts and little hops make this a uninspired beer in the mouth. Very thin also. Note that this was tasted in a blind tasting.
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yet another 473 mL can from matt7215. You rock! A little bit of a gusher. Ruby brown pour with a a large, frothy, quickly receding head. But, to catch the gushing I had to pour pretty vigorously. Nice lacing. Head has a nice... SOUND... snap, crackle, pop! Slightly bitter roasted malt aroma. Roasted malt taste with hints of coffee and soap. A little watery.
Sammy (9686) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark, sourish, true to its style but certainly not the best example of it. Quaffable but weak mouthfeel. Modest taste some chocolate malt.Spot of coffee and nuts, the latter like a brown. Even a hint of licorice. Reasonable carbonation. Malty but not cloying sweet.
Dogbrick (9643) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at Primo’s Deli. The beer is a dark brown color with a medium tan head that recedes gradually. Strings of lacing. Aroma of roast malt and slight hops. Light body with flavors of grainy malt, chocolate and mild hops. The finish is slightly roasty with a short chocolate malt aftertaste. Just average overall.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown beer, no head. Dusty and a bit thin. Woody and earthy flavour with a touch of roasty sourness. Lean aroma, some light earthiness. Thin-bodied and fairly bland.
gnoff (8795) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
473 ml can from Andrei / Torpedo (non on ratebeer), thanks! Sampled on January 27, 2013.
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, malty, metallic scent. Sweet, dry, malty, metallic taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2007 TFOB 2007. Draft. Very dark brown, with a small tan head (3+). Muted sweet malt aroma (6+). Light dark malt flavour with very light notes of ambiguous dark fruit. (6+) Average palate. Quaffable, this is pleasant but not assertive enough to take it to the next level. 6+/3+/6+/3/13
<P>Octoberfest 2000 - just a bit sweet and malty, smooth and thicker than average. 5/3/5/4/10 - 2.7
DuffMan (8057) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2007
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks and smells great-- dark chestnut brown, thin tan cap, aromas of faint toast, chocolate and raisins. But very little in the way of flavour other than caramel (how do they do that-- lure you in with the aroma and short-change you on the flavour?).
KyotoLefty (7876) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16oz can bought in Toronto.
Dark brown, slight red to orange tint. Tall beige head. Somewhat sweet dark malt aroma, lots of caramel, some chocolate, rather simple, but straightforward and not bad. Between a dunkel and Schwarz. Simple dark malt flavor, caramel, chocolate, sweet, but slightly bready and biscuity. Not all that exciting but pleasant to drink. Rather light in body. Nice enough but not very interesting.