rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a sampler glass at the brewery. Aroma: weak hints of nuts, nothing else. Appearance: clear dark brown, no head. Palate: smooth, medium bodied Taste: medium sweetness. flavour is of nuts, hazel, with hints of smoke. not bad.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour with off-brown head. Aroma is very much hazelnuts and cocoa. Taste is chocolatey but very dry; a touch too much for me to rate this higher.
bhensonb (13982) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Capped 1L swingtop from Ledgerís. Pours pretty dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is rather nuts and cocoa. Med body. Flavor is nuts and threads of cocoa. Finishes with a touch of brown sugar, but itís a little astringent and fairly dry. Nice flavor, mod. ABV, itís a session beer.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pop top from Chuckís. Picked this one up after the Howe Sound tasting at Chuckís. Best one I tried there despite the three imperial ales presented. Smells like roasted nuts tastes faintly of caramel. Nothing too overpowering and completely session-able beer. They also have cool bottles which scores some points as well.
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 L. bottle bought from B.C. liquor store. Pours a reddish brown with a moderate head that fades fairly quickly. Caramel and nut aromas with hints of roasted malts, although not overdone. This beer has a moderate body with low carbonation. Chocolate and roast aftertaste. A good and well-balanced beer.
SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 liter. clear brown with a small, creamy, tan head. very strong aroma of toasted nuts, caramel, brown sugar. palate is medium. flavor are robust brown sugar and caramel with a toast. moderate carbonation. one of the nicest brown ales iíve tried in a long time. exactly how I think a good brown should be crafted.
JoeZasada (309) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1L bottle. Pours a medium-dark amber with a lasting tan head. Aroma of malt, some earthiness. Tastes very malty; notes of caramel, molasses, some chocolate... nut tones. Earthy sweet bitterness. Finishes with a grassy nut earthiness. One of the best brown ales I have ever tasted.
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, translucent, and slightly cloudy. Small persistent head, a bit more than a ring. Slight chocolate aroma and taste. Hop flavour is mild and slightly vegetal. Mouth feel is bang on, both smooth and slightly lively as well.
DKS4011 (8) - Black Earth, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I find this a very consistent, credible, interesting beer for itsí price. Itís got some hop and yeast character added to the typical caramel-toasty brown. I would buy this again.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice nose of brown sugar and nuts. Light body, very drinkable, Good flavor of caramel and nutty bready tastes.