TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells a bit nutty, but mostly like less-expensive ale. Fizzy on pour, dark brown, but golden around the edges, it looks pretty avg. Light sweetness with nutty overtones, toasted malts and light breadiness. It tastes just a bit lighter thatn it looks. Not too bad, the sweetness is growning on my as I taste it, but it’s fairly simplistic.
mcberko (6703) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours dark brown. Aroma of mild nuts. Flavour of nuts, roasted malt and some caramel. Pretty weak, but still alright.
fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Brown color with red shades. Nice aroma of caramelized nuts, maple syrup. Dry mouthfeel, but good flavor of dark caramel, roasted nuts, chestnut honey; correct bitterness; more roasted nuts in the end. Balanced and well brewed.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured extremely dark brown...almost black with medium-high soft head. Nose of sweet cream, macadamia nuts & dark chocolate. Extremely soft mouth feel with an abundance of light-sweet malt, cashew, and some bitter background noise. Very well balanced but just the slightest touch on the sweet side. Finish is even more sweetness. Still a pleasent nut brew.
craftbeerdesign (2182) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample on 4/1/10 at Ale Atlanta. light brown pour with a small off white head... big nut aromas with some sweetness. light to medium body with more nuts.... ok.
Sask89 (418) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a medium tan head. The aroma is of malts; chocolate with hints of nuts. The taste is somewhat sweet, but also a little dry. There is a lingering aftertaste to it as well. Full bodied, average carbonation, thick mouthfeel. Overall a decent brew but nothing special.
robinvboyer (3128) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
light roast, light hops. boring pale malts. slight tin flavor, pretty boring actually.
Goldenpole (10) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Starts with beautiful tight off white head, and a rich chocolate brown colour. Virtually no nose to speak of and a mild watery palate. Nice aftertaste of coffee and dark chocolate, but can’t make up for almost complete absence of body, and mouth feel.
WhitecapsFan (2) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2010 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, almost black in colour; copper when held up to light. A bubbly head that dissipates in two minutes. Tastes of malted barley, perhaps with a subtle hint of accompanying hops. Slightly sweet, almost making this more of a desert beer than a typical brown ale. Disappointingly, it has a watery viscosity, and very little aftertaste.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2009 Pecan brown with a big fluffy beige head. Has a slightly chocolatey malt aroma. It has a nice nutty, caramel, and earthy malt flavor. Not much in the way of hops. I found it a little too light and watery, though. Kind of middling for a brown ale.