AgentAle (329) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma : roasty and smoky aroma with some nut notes
Taste: rich maltiness at back of tongue paired with some nice subtle bitterness. Lasting smokiness at end
Appearance :clear and dark amber body with a creamy head with good retention
GRM (2790) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown bottle, 341 ml, with Louise and Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on September 27 2013; eye: mahogany, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: lightly roasted barley, chocolate, light cocoa, light nutty; mouth: lightly roasted barley, chocolate, light cocoa, light nutty, finale in chocolate with presence of cocoa, below-average carbonation, lightly sweet, thin; overall: disappointing
Bouteille brune, 341 ml, avec Louise and Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 27 septembre 2013; œil : acajou, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : orge légèrement torréfiée, chocolat, léger cacao, léger noisette; bouche : orge légèrement torréfiée, chocolat, léger cacao, léger noisette, finale en chocolat avec présence de cacao, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement sucrée, mince; en résumé : décevant
Masterkush7 (338) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice clear brown colour with big off white head that quickly dissolves into a tiny little ring. Aroma is malty, sweet, caramel, chocolate, nutty, and getting a bit of toast. Flavour is malty, caramel, chocolate, toast, mild-medium bitterness. a decent brew.
ben4321 (3461) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at Maxwell’s Plum, 7/7/13
Aroma: The nose is malty and roasty, some caramel malts, nuts, and some earth
Appearance: It pours a clear reddish-brown color with a light brown head and light lace
Flavor: The taste is medium sweet, nutty and a little roasty, mild smoke, and a little earth
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a clean, smooth feel, and a lightly dry finish
I thought this was another decent offering from Garrison. It’s not a standout and not a bad beer either. This was kind of a theme with the beers I tried from Garrison.
pictoman (317) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 341mL bottle. Medium dark brown with beige head. Roasted malt and some nutty (chestnut?) aroma. Caramel malt and chocolate taste with just a hint of nuts and hops mostly on the finish. Medium body.
jdobbs (264) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is light roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is light malty sweetness with a hint of chocolate and an earthy nuttiness with some mild hop bitterness as well. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated for a decent enough feel on the palate.
andrewturba (885) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice clear brown colour with big off white head that quickly dissolves into a tiny little ring. Aroma is malty, sweet, caramel, chocolate, nutty, and getting a bit of toast. Flavour is malty, caramel, chocolate, toast, mild-medium bitterness, faint citrus and a dry finish. Tasty beer especially if its not ice cold.
wiebej (2) - - JUL 4, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent full bodied ale with a good mix of tastes- chocolate, oakey. Smooth finish, but not as thick textured as one would expect.
WheatKing (1126) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An OK beer, but it’s juuuuuuust over the border to a nut brown, almost just a run-of-the-mill ale. My tongue didn’t get any nuts. Or go nuts for that matter. A little too carbonated, too. But nice for the autumn in Halifax I guess, certainly wasn’t offensive.
Marheb (1628) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pas méchant, mais surtout pas mémorable. Saveur torrefié mal soutenu, fini assez sec.