BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at National Beer Hall. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and toast malt, dates and plums, and earthy hops. Flavor is malt with light hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
BVery (4257) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Deep brown pour with a khaki head. Light roast, lightly sweet, but largely forgettable. Glad to try it though.
reebtogi (3267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341ml bottle pours brown in color with a 2 finger white head that settles to a thin spotty lacing. Aroma is light roasted grains with some hints of fruit and grass. Taste is mild roasted grain malty sweetness with some grassy hop bitterness and a hint of fruitiness. Overall, an easy drinking brown ale, but there are much better ones out there.
cards04 (827) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Probably one of the better Fort Garry Selections. A nice dark fruity nose with a nice sweetness that reminds of raisin glosetteís. Very Drinkable - I would buy this again.
dreamflower (344) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Itís dark black colour, and a little sweet, which I like. This is a good beer.
crossovert (4565) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It pours a bubbly brown with a fizzy cola-like head.
The smell is nice, some dark fruit, nuts, cocoa, coffee, and a hint of cherry.
The flavor is okay. It is sweet with a full graininess. It is like drinking dark bread. There is a slight hint of smokiness and I donít know if it is an off-flavor. There is a nit of tartness.
This isnít that amazing of a beer.
northropfrye (1352) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2012 This is an alright beer. Pours an attractive dark black with off white head. Quite malty with a touch of coffee aftertaste. Not bad.
MadIndian (2113) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from SJ. Brown pour with thin beige head. Aromas of mild roast, mild chocolate and some dark fruits. The taste was thin, bland and un inspiring.
TheHulk (485) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2011
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The heaviness of the darker malts is evident in the smell. Some decent head, not much lasting and not great on the lacing either. The malts really, really come through and taste great, not that strong or dark but a nice flavour. Itís sort of sweet but it doesnít last, and then thereís the malts but there really not that good... itís a pretty decent beer with some good flavour, everything else is alright but not that great.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours almost black with a beige head. Aroma is nice lots of roasted malts. Flavour is nice slightly hoppy with intense caramel and roasted malt flavour. This is a nice beer. if i had any complaint i would have to say that it is a little thin. flavour really dies out.