craftbeerdesign (2249) - 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 (498) - 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 (3532) - 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 canít 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.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
What a lovely, rich colour this one has, along with a nice, foamy head. You can both smell and taste the malt, and the taste is has a slight hint of nut about it. Not a bad nut brown, but not the best Iíve had, either.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of savvy1982. Pours mahogany with a creamy off white head. Smells of raisins, spice, earthy. Tastes of nuts, caramel, earthy.
Cirrhosis (1262) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, dark ,dark brown body barely any light penetrates through when held up to the light. Just the tiniest skiff of bubbles was produced when pored into my glass. Fantastic aroma, dark roasted malts, smooth milk chocolate, hazel nuts, and maybe just a touch of coffee; very rich decadent smell. Creamy smooth taste dominated by chocolate, hazel nuts, a roasted malts itís over all a sweet tasting beer that leaves a milk chocolate aftertaste. The mouth feel is full but maybe a touch flat. I was surprised by the non bitterness of this beer, its diffently what I would call a desert beer and reminded me more of a porter or a weak sweet stout then a brown ale, but I enjoyed it allot."
VertBaconStrips (2179) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 30, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark brown with dark orange and an average off-white head. Appeared quite clear. Yummy aroma of strong stinky coffee, sweaty feet. Sour. Flashbacks of dank basements. The smell gets even less appealing after it begins to warm. Tastes fake and plasic with peat moss. A soft watery chemical bitterness with a powerful harsh aftertaste. The bad beer breath compares only to Doritos Zezty Cheese in awfulness.