fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub, 5.5% ABV
Dark color, near black, with beige compact head. Mild roasted malt aroma, a bit milky and buttery. Quite dry mouthfeel, somehow smooth; accent on the roasted malt, light acidity from the roasted malts. Ordinary bitterness.
Oakes (13599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2005 Dark brown colour. Aromatic dark malts complement light sugar & nuts. Sweet and smokey body shows surprising complexity for the style. A bit thin at the finish but pretty good.
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap-pours a light tan head that laces and black color with red tint. Aroma is dark malt-molasses. Taste is dark malt-sweet molasses, roasty, faint hops. Mild carbonation.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark brown with a slight ruby tint, thick tan-coloured head. Chocolately malt aroma, some espresso and cola as well. Rich coffee flavour, with some faint chocolate and an assertively bitter finish. This strikes me as more of a porter than a brown ale. Very good.
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2008-02-01. Bottle. Dark brown body with a small beige head. Roasty malt aroma, toasty notes and a very slight note of oxidation. Similar flavours but a touch more muted, roasty malt is dominant character. Averate to thin palate. Decent, touch thin at times. Roast does not do it for me personally but it is an interesting brown ale.
3fourths (8639) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich dark brown with some orange light at the edges. Some chocolate and coffee scents, almost an oatmeal flavor as well, but the taste is very porter-like: rich, toasty dry malts with some light fruit or maple notes. Overall it ends up being a little plain and simple.
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Any first impressions?
-A veil of creamy head leaves decorative lacing around an obscure brown with burgundy hues.
-Sweet chestnuts atop roastiness form a meek perfume.
-Roastiness takes the lead in the flavor, but plenty of caramel and hazelnuts sweeten the deal.
-A silky mouthfeel is created by these malts; well-fed yet perfectly drinkable.
What if you dig deeper?
-Subtle citrusy, herbal hops link the roasted and chocolate malts well.
-Dark chocolate soundly makes its way to the malt’s reach, a sign of its complexity.
-It finishes smoothly with just enough of a roasted malt bitterness and sweet cherry fruitiness to please.
-This is definitely reminiscent of Bedondaine’s own Noix de Marmotte brown ale.
-An expertly carved monument to brown ales which remains accessible to most beholders.
Bottle; no date.
Ferris (8103) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Caramel and toasted malts. Almost jet brown with a light brown rich head. Roasted malts, nutty, molasses and some light prune notes. Very nice with a great body.
DuffMan (8051) - 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.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[1075-20080201] 650mL (c/o GregClow, w/ him, blankboy, jerc, mds). Earthy dirt-covered old poo malt aroma with a stale sweet background. Clear, dark wine red body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Flavour has coffee roasted grain malt characteristics with a solid earthy base. Medium body is a little thin. Interesting.