hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2009
1.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Pours a dark brown, almost red with a nice one inch head that is tan coloured. Aroma is of caramel, molasas, red berries, chocolate cake, and a nutty end of the nose. Tastes very acidic, like an off batch acidic. Very astringent red berries and little needles on the palate carbonation. This has gotta be a bad batch. Rerate pending...
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2009
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Maybe this one is a bit off but I think it tastes very sour and acidic. Not what I was expecting at all. The aroma is nice and it looks great. But the flavour is very offensive. If I ever have it again it may deserve a re rate. But it is a little hard to say.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: January 08, 2009
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, lots of nutty character, sweet caramel brings out the rich chocolate, light floral hops
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, sweet caramel, light nutty character, light balancing earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml Bottle - Pours a nice brown, great head, lacing, and retention. Lots of molasses in the aroma with some roasted malts. Flavour is initially hoppy, makes way for that molasses and burnt sugar. Not bad at all!
leftarmover (8) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2008 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tan head with little staying power. Bit of burnt chocolate and hazelnut aroma. Nutty sweetness on the palate with a medium body and mouthfeel, no in your face effervescence. Hops are fairly understated and scarcely make an appearance. Unremarkable brown ale, but still wouldn’t refuse a glass if i was in the mood.
mabel (7315) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 [999-20071223] 650mL (w/ GregClow, jerc). Aroma has a bit of wheaty grains. Clear, dark red mahogany body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head. Medium body. A little boring but seems like a velvety soft ale. (6/3/6/3/11) 2.9
[4603B-20120708] 650mL bottle. Mild nutty toasted grains aroma. Clear, dark amber brown-hued body with a quick foamy off-white head. Nutty grains flavour has a sweet finish. Medium body. Nice, simple. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
(Radekfest 2012, c/o Radek Kliber, w/ him, jercraigs, liamt07)
valleyvintner (2) - Okanagan Falls, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Living near the brewery, I taste this one often. Draft is noticeably tastier than canned or bottled IMO. At best, head is good, foamy almond. Pleasant vanilla-chocolate aroma. Flavour is dark nutty with note of chocolate - brewer imports Belgian malt - rich creamy body. Hard to balance this much flavor without making a malt liquor. Nice bitter finish. Drinks nicely room temp. or chilled.
GregClow (2976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with jerc & mabel - their bottle. Ruby-brown with a good sized tan head. Mild aroma of toasty malt, hint of nuts, and a bit of tobacco. Medium body. Thin flavour with faint nutty malt and a subtle earthiness in the finish. Meh.
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2012 2012-07-08. Dark mahogany brown body witha modest beige head. 3+ Flavour is nicely malty, sweet, nutty toasty malt accents. Just enough bitterness to balance it. Mildly nutty toasty malt aroma. Average plus to medium bodied palate. 3+ pretty solid take on the style. 7/4/7/3/15-16 - 3.6 Bottle shared by Radek
2007-12-24. Very dark brown body with a small tan head. (3+) Muted aroma of malt, lightly toasty. Similar flavour with light nutty accents, toasty malt and moderate caramel. Average palate. A quaffable but unremarkable take on the style. 6/3/6+/3/12 - 3.0 Bottle, source not recorded.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle Shared with Hogtown Harry and Blankboy, courtesy of blankboy. Dark ruby red, no head. Mild sour, fruity aroma - nosign of nut or brown. Mild malt taste - very very bland at best. Not good, not much else to say.