TheJester (1644) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 mL bottle. Dark ruby brown with very little head. Smells big for a brown, with chocolate and American hops in the nose. Not that it smells really hippy, but you know they are there. The flavour is sweeter than i expected, and doesn’t quite live up to the nose. Nice though.
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bar Volo. Starts as a nice chocolate malt, and ending with a decent hoppiness. Good drinkability. Dark brown body with abundant white head. Good for the style, refreshing.
patricks110 (1486) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really well done session brown with a well placed hop. The pour is a nearly opaque dark brown with a foamy tan head. The nose is sweet, medium roasted malts with a great light chocolate and good torrefaction. The flavor is well composed with a rich roasted malt and a sizable hop on the finsih with light citrus and a mild astringency into the aftertaste. Overall, well balanced, great flavor and fantastic malts.
sergelutaba (64) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown with a frothy off-white head. Leaves a bit of lacing Smells of sweet caramel with citrusy, floral hops, and a hint of coffee. Feels light on the tongue but smooth and satisfying. Flavours start with malty, dark chocolate coffee that transitions smoothly into floral, citrusy note. Aftertaste is similar to the start with a nutty chocolate biscuit flavour. I like it.
slimspady (127) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown. Nice lacing. Creamy, tan head. Nutty, vanilla in the nose. Roasted, nutty, chocolate. Slight bitterness. Leaves a hop bitterness on the palate. Medium feel. Nice and easy drinker.
gramity (1217) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby tinged brown, tan head. Grainy hops and very muted toasty malt. Watery coffee grounds like bitterness up front is a bit off putting to me, washed out malt in the middle, hops escape in the finish with a last minute citrus note. Average palate. Actually not a bad take on a brown ale, but does very little for me personally.
dresden (641) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown, near black. Caramel aroma with some roasted malt. Lots of malt, caramel and a bit of coffee in there. Some nice citrus hop bite. Really good brown ale.
eric_victor (57) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown, almost black. Thick head that lasts. Sweet, hoppy aroma. Medium carbonation. Ecxellent seasonal brew from a great brewery.
dreamflower (433) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye. A nice sweet beer. Dark brown colour and head. Nice beer.
cards04 (1197) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 only sampled this beer - but really enjoyed it! caramel notes on the nose complement the slightly sweet honey and floral notes on the palate! A fine Manitoba beer!
Re-rate: attractive black pour with nice off white head and lacing. Nice hoppy nose...full mouthfeel. Dark roasty malt flavours, with piney and hoppy flavours. Smooth and velvety with a bit of carbonation...almost tastes like a black IPA