fiulijn (16428) - 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.
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, rich natural head. Flavourful, earthy, lightly toffeeish body. Smooth, rounded maltiness - they didn’t overdo it on the dark malts like a lot of brown ales I’ve had the past few years. Malty, satisfying brown.
bhensonb (12460) - 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 Ledger’s. 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 it’s a little astringent and fairly dry. Nice flavor, mod. ABV, it’s a session beer.
BeerandBlues2 (10785) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Charcut. Pours clear brown with a medium, creamy tan head, medium-light retention with good lacing. Aroma is nutty, chocolate, and toast malt with dates and faint earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Sammy (9553) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has been around a while. Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Brown coloured body, lacey. The aroma is nutty and rootbeerish. Licorice taste. Average mouthfeel, suitably carbonated. Decent drinkability.
mcberko (9348) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a dark brown with a reddish tinge. Light aroma of hops and barley. Flavour is mostly roasted malt and nuts.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown beer topped with a thin white head. Nice sweet toasty aroma. Sweet nuttiness, a bit earthy with light toffee, a hint of chewy sweetness. Flavour is pretty well-developed. Brown sugar, light toffee, some earthiness. Sweet nutty finish. A hint of spicy hops toward the finish. Nice balance.
deyholla (8124) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to Lizzie! Pours a hazy light amber brown with a gray brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of chocolate and nuttiness with a backing licorice and a but of deep dark grain. Flavor begins with a bit of sweet grains and chocolate with a nutty finish.
DuffMan (7999) - 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.
jonas (6103) - Garching b. München, 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.