chinchill (4136) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 ml bottle purchased at the brewery in Halifax and consumed the same day.
Pours a nearly opaque, dark brown with a good tan head and decent lacing.
Malty aroma of moderate strength for style with some subtle complexity.
Flavor: more average but still caries a little complexity and a very good sweet-bitter balance.
Good, medium carbonation; medium bodied.
cmacklin (765) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341ml bottle. Pours a clear red-brown with a small, creamy, short lived, tan head that laces. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, nuts and a hint of chocolate. Sweet flavour of nuts, roasted malt, chocolate and light caramel with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body with an oily texture and lively carbonation.
Metalchopz (3036) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed at the brewery on my trip there in late 2015. Pours a clean copper-amber colour with a beige, average head with a little lacing. Roasted malt nose with some fruitiness and sweetness. Fruity malt taste with a roasted finish. Refreshing mouthfeel with a little tartiness. Nothing too crazy nutwise, but some good roasted malts and fruitiness.
exeter (501) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a big head. Taste of caramel, molasses and herbal hops with some earthiness following.
Scopey (11993) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the brewery. It pours clear deep brown with a small off-white head. The nose is toasted nuts, earthy roast, dried fruits, raisin, fruit cake and some treacle. The taste is smooth, toasty, bitter-sweet, dried fruits, fruit cake, nut, light caramel and wood with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Well rounded and easy-going nut brown ale.
northropfrye (3199) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown body, brown thin head, not much lacing or retention. Biscuity malt aroma, grapes. Taste is grapes, malts, and a nice dark chocolate roast at the end. A pretty average brown ale.
dreamflower (758) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye. The best thing about this beer is the aroma. Molasses and roasted malts. The second best thing about this beer is its colour. It is a beautiful ruby colour when you hold it up to the light. The palate is nice and lively as well. But the taste starts roasty but ends watery.
YigSvartka (274) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque copper brown. No head. Malt, caramel, roast, chocolate and some spice in the aroma. Mid bodied and smooth. Not very creamy. Nuts, malt, chocolate and roast with a lingering bitter hop and roast finish. Pretty standard brown. Enjoyable but certainly not spectacular.
UXO (1406) - CANADA - JAN 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear medium to deep amber with a short off-white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is caramel and chocolate malt, some roasty tones and faint nuttiness. (6/10) Taste is mild sweet, mild bitter. (7/10) Light to medium body, moderate sustained carbonation, off-dry mildly bitter finish. (3/5)
Decent enough Brown Ale - not all that memorable, and I wouldn’t make a special effort to find it again, but it’s worth having if you happen to find it on tap. (12/20)
DomD (246) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from bottle. Aromas of coffee and nuts. Pours a clear brown with white head. Has a medium bitter taste. Medium body, with oily texture, and a malty finish. A nice session beer.