jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2006
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. 7/3/6/3/13
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown body with a hazelnut and malty aroma. Some chocolate in the flavour with a touch of rye bread. Nice simple and well rounded ale.
TimE (3105) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color, thick white head. Malty, chocolatey, slightly sour nose. Very chocolatey malty mouth. Slightly sour. Bordering on a porter at this point. Chocolately, malty dry finish with a hint of nuttiness.
TaktikMTL (5641) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille, de 660 ml, partagée dans le cadre du "Montréal YeHA! Party 2006" chez Goldorak. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de cerise. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un mince col et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat et de noix. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de chocolat en arrière goût. (Rating #791)
Glouglouburp (5944) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy light-brown body with a small off-white head. Smells like an old leathery suitcase. Watered-down roasted malts with some citrusy hops and a so-so lactic undertone (milk chocolate?). Not very tasty. Very short finish. Rather boring. A half pint of this Half Pints is enough to me.
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Impressions from the YeHa! party:
-A veil of foam barely covers the cloudy brown.
-Entertaining roastiness and toastiness converse with sweet nuttiness in the nose.
-C-hop citrus fruitiness are ably linked to the nutty maltiness; I usually don’t like this match, but in this case it is very well done.
-The low carbonation and somewhat thin maltiness are not enough to sink your teeth into, and although they provide high drinkability, they tend to bore me.
-A roasted malt bitterness is paired with supporting leafy hops in the finish, as hazelnut sweetness trails off.
-Even though I’m not impressed by the mouthfeel, I would say this is nonetheless an enjoyable brown ale.
Bottle; no date.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with no head. Small spotty lacing. Slighly nutty and a little earthy. Bitter with a touch of roast. Finishes off with some roast.
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2014 very dark brown, fruity, light, way too yeasty w a dash of nail polish. Not much complexity and the balance isn’t for me.
sleepdirt (169) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one is interesting as it is one brown ale that has a distinct dry/hoppy presence, not a taste I associate with the style but loved it. It’s a bit of a hybrid if you ask me but it works fine!
mnurda (1115) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 30, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was surprised to like this as much as I did. I am normally not a Dark Beer fan, but enjoyed this one very much. Not as heavy as some I have tried. I REALLY liked this beer. Thanks to Piscator for supplying this one.