solidfunk (1786) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours near black with reddish tinge in sun on patio of brewpub. Has an initial smokey aroma. Creamy texture. Average carbonation, even a little too lively. Finishes bitter and sour with ok balance. On tap at brewpub.
LarryBeast (271) - - APR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Canoe. Very dark reddish brown with thin beige head. Big roasty aroma of coffee and cocoa with hazelnut and a little dark fruit thrown in. Smoky sweetness tinged by soft (and late) hop bitterness. Fuller-bodied, flat but smooth. Good complexity, lively character. May be Canoe’s best.
cleverlobo (296) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Canoe; clear dark brown to red with small beige head; aroma-coffee, cocoa, caramel; taste-medium sweetness and bitterness, full body, thick. Good porter
riversideAK (5404) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasty and roasty almost leaning toward charred and earthy with a hint of chocolaye in there as well. Pours brown darker than normal with some haze and a tarnish head. Dry flavors of toast and roast charred malts, nifty notes earthy bitterness almost astringent but still smooth and drinlable. Nice brown.
HogTownHarry (5632) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog - May 13, 2010. 660ml bottle shared by blankboy with me and garthicus. Deep clear ruby pour, average creamy/bubbly white head. Dry leafy aroma, with cocoa powder roast and dry bitterness added - no alcohol detected, which is nice. The taste is nutty and dry, with just a background bitterness, again it has no alcohol character to it. Think, slick and slightly astringent on the palate, weakly carbonated, with a quick, wispy dry finish. Clean, not syrupy - and that’s really all I look for in a brown ale now - no syrup!!
DuffMan (5187) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GCBF 2010. Hazy dark brown. Toasty dark malts, nutty, light char. Really nice.
garthicus (2336) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 13, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Blankboy. Appearance: Ribena red with a slight brown head. Aroma: Bran, bread, rye, quite toasty. Flavour: light rye, a little toast, long rye finish. Simple but and nice.
BrewDad (4256) - Olympia, USA - OCT 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canoe Brewpub - Victoria BC
This was nice brown ale I felt it was too light for the style and was hoping for a little more with the dark malts coming off with flavor.
GRM (2485) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Verre, 5 onces, en fût, bue sur place, le 28 avril 2009; oeil : rubis foncé, claire, pas d’effervescence, jolie mousse crémeuse café au lait, beaucoup de dentelle;nez : malt torréfié, café, vanille, chocolat au lait;bouche : malt rôti, café, vanille, chocolat au lait, lactique, très léger houblon, finale crémeuse en malt avec présence de chocolat au lait, texture crémeuse, corps moyen, très légèrement amère, carbonatation moyenne; en résumé : bien
Glass, 5-ounce, draught, on the premise on April 28 2009; eye: deep ruby, clear, no effervescence, nice creamy café au lait head, lots of lacing; nose: roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, chocolate milk; mouth: roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, chocolate milk, lactic, slight hops, creamy finale in malt with presence of chocolate milk, creamy texture, medium body, slightly bitter, average carbonation; overall: fine
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the brewpub in downtown Victoria, BC. Pours a dark reddish copper brew with a creamy beige head that has some nice retention and good lacing. Aroma of crystal crisp malt, some roasted nuts, a touch of coffee and tobacco. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonated with flavors of roasted dark malt, citrus zest, pipe tobacco, and a touch of coffee. Finish is semi-sweet at first and then a mild dry aftertaste. Overall this is one of the better beers I sampled at the brewpub as it has a nice balance of bitterness and malt flavors.