pintbypint (3328) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
14oz glass at Local. Typical brown colour with amber tones. Small layer of tan foam on top. Big malty nose, brown sugar caramel and chocolate. Flavor is chocolatey, some grains. Dryish finish. Soft mouthfeel with light carbonation. Decent.
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 (14161) - 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 (314) - 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.