Brewed by Hockley Valley Brewing & Malting Company
Style: Brown Ale
Orangeville, Canada


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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (3134) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
463 ml bottle. Pours a deep brown with short head. Aromas of nuts and coffee. Metallic flavors of same with additional roasted barley. Very much old style English pub stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2016
473 ml can. Pours a clearish ruby reddish brown with a resilient beige head. Aroma is roast, red berry, ash. Flavor is burnt caramel, ash, cherry, coffee. Finish is coffee, dark chocolate. Light body, watery mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobBestwick (833) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2016
From a can. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Pours dark brown with very minimal head and a good amount of carbonation. Roasted coffee and dark chocolate flavour - very malty. Medium body. Long sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (852) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2016
473ml can. Pours a clear red-brown with a small, short lived, beige head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, chocolate, nuts and a hint of vanilla. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and nuts with a slightly bitter coffee finish. Light body with a watery texture and lively carbonation. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPoole (284) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2016
473ml can in a shaker. Pours deep brow with a tan head. Nice chocolate malt aroma. Good blend of chocolate and roasted coffee taste, with a medium body. Enjoyable beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tranquillity (1860) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2015
Dark body, small beige head. The aroma is malty, and flavor chocolatey. This was was from a can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanhunter_4 (219) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2015
473 ml can poured at Rogers Centre at Jays playoff game! Smell is caramel and malt. Taste is awesome malt. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleRider78 (672) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
1L bottle with ceramic swivel top from LCBO. Pours a good size frothy beige head and has a dark amber brownish appearance. Pretty decent lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, hints of vanilla, mocha and coffee. Flavours are pretty sweet and chocolatey. Lots of roasted malt and coffee notes as well as cocoa. Nice sweetness lingers on the palate. Good retention.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Metalflake (73) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2015
Can from the LCBO. Poured into a pint glass, deep brown ale with reddish highlights around the edge of the glass. 1cm beige head that disappeared quickly. Aromas of molasses, chocolate and leather, with some ripe dark fruit in there as well. Floral hoppiness, not too pronounced. Sweet and nutty. Thin and slick on the palate, lightly carbonated. Warm alcohol finish, but not too powerful. Nothing that really wows, but eminently drinkable. I could session this one easily.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2015
473ml can. A "dark" ale, has the same marmite-like english yeast character of the 3 beers in their mix pack, maybe the most palatable of the 3 along with the golden, still nothing notable.

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