lumikuuro (26) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
1 litre bottle with new artwork for 2009.
Appearance: Rich, transparent mahogany colour with beige three finger head when poured into tall tankard, rapidly receding to a ring and a thin film of head that lasts for the whole glass. Heavy lace.
Aroma: Nuts, hint of dark fruits, roasty malts.
Taste: Lots of flavour in here. Nuts, dark and milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla, liquorice, very subtle dark fruits. It seems like every time you take a mouthful of this beer, there is something else you notice each time. Soft, smooth malty finish. You canít get a better nut brown ale than this. Iíve tasted nuttier, more coffeeish, or more chocolatey; but this beer from Howe Sound has a ton of complexity.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, easy to drink, slightly silky.
Drinkability: Goes down very easily, itís difficult to savour this because it just begs to be drunk. And at 5% abv, itís very much a drink you can session. There is nothing wrong with this beer.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chestnut aroma, dry malt, clear copper. Little creamy, some almond, very clean.
09maso3 (70) - vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
swingtop 1 litre bottle. darkish brown with slight amberness. decent head earthy malt aroma with sufficient hopping for the style. quite creamy. A solid brown ale.
triquito (6) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2008 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Swingtop 1 L. bottle bought from B.C. liquor store. 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.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the brewpub
Dark mahogany color. It has some roasted malt aroma. The flavor mixes caramel and roasted malt, creamy; it’s mild, inoffensive, with a medium-low bitterness. Not interesting.
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown, almond head with moderate retention. Low caramel, faintly nutty aroma. A little chocolatey, a little nutty, approachable. Unfortunately a little on the thin side for me, but that may be because it was preceded by some bigger beers earlier in the evening. Not bad.
bitbucket (2155) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swingtop. Pours a hazy brown with a thin off-white head. Light toffee aroma. Medium body and light carbonation. Soft, round and nutty taste with just a touch of butter. Lightly roasty finish.
jonas (5445) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Beautiful ruby brown, creamy brown head. Roasted, light sour nose. Lives up to its name, nutty roasted, light caramel notes. Chewy body mellow mouthfeel. Chocolate, roast aftertaste. Quite nice.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not usually my favorite style so take that into consideration. This has been one of the better nut brown ales Iíve tried in BC because itís not too sweet. Head is fluffy even if it is elusive. Thin body and almost flat palate. Nice malty aromas. Some licorice flavors. Overall not bad.
probstblueribbon (2707) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 L bottle from a BC Liquor Store in Vancouver, shared with Phil, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. MR31/07.
App.: Very deep copper, dark tan head, clear.
Aroma: Nutty, smokey maple, tangy molasses and brown sugar.
Palate: Medium body, lightly astringent, very soft carbonation.
Flav.: Lots of that smokey maple, molasses and brown sugar, light hazelnut, a touch tangy, a touch of licorice, and some darker malts to finish. A bit off-dry.
Could use a bit more fizz for my palate, but Iím still glad it was a big bottle.