burnabyt (27) - - DEC 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours nice. 1 finger of light frothy oatmeal colored head. Settles to a thin lace. Translucent dark brown, slightly amber when held up to light. Moderate mocha nose. Taste is fruity molasses to start with light hazelnut to finish. Decent brown ale but not exceptional.
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adamnowek (1641) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty dark brown colour but not entirely opaque. Aroma and flavour have some hazelnuts and chestnuts. Easy drinking.
dfearnley (1662) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to pint glass
Light sour, oat, bread, blackberry?, molasses. Dark brown, light tan head. Taste is light sour, buckwheat, chocolate, roasted malt. Not bad.
rederic (3251) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1litre swing-top bottle, brown-chestnut color, with a fluffy beige head, with a nice nutty, toffee, toasted, caramelized, biscuity malty nose, with some brown chocolate, french toast, faint coffee, sugar pie, dark chocolate accents, and a caramelized bread crumb, chestnut butter note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good toasted, caramelized, biscuity, roasted malty, nutty, toffee, mild bitter brown chocolate, fruity dried fig, light coffee character, with a light burnt toast, sugar pie, burnt brown sugar, chestnut butter flavour, leading towards a fruity yeast, nutty, toffeeish, light coffee, lingering toasted, caramelized, biscuity, roasted maltiness finish.
pictoman (908) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from the tap. Dark mahogany with minimal beige head. Mild caramel and roast malts with some nuttiness. Light medium body. Simple and kinda boring.
piscator34 (2298) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled sample. Pale brown (slightly red) in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of vanilla nougat, and toasted nuts. Fairly sweet in the mouth with more vanilla, pistachio, and toffee. You can taste a bit of roast on the back end, which translates as mild roast coffee to me. Lighter bodied than expected, in spite of all of the sweetness. Sort of a by-the-book oldschool nut brown ale. Ok as is, but far more interesting things are happening with this style now.
vadie (1225) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Marron foncer avec un tête marron moyen. L’arôme du chocolat et un peu de réglisse. Le goût n’as pas beaucoup de chocolat ou réglisse mais plutôt un peu d’un mélange de malt sucré avec un peu d’houblon.
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bear Street tavern, Banff. Pours a very dark brown, in fact its nearly black. Rich vineous aroma & plenty of roast malt makes it veer into stout territory. Full bodied & exceptionally robust.
RhetoricalAns (815) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared a bottle with a friend. Dark brown pour with a small foamy tan head. Roasted malt aroma, some chocolate. Taste is malty goodness, some sweetness, nuts. Good full body.
northropfrye (3186) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maple and nut aroma. Dark body. A nut ale that taste really quite nutty like hazelnut liqueur. Sweet semi flavourful. Pretty good.
cards04 (2615) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was surprised by this. In a good way. I don’t think very highly of brown ales for the most part. Coffee aromas. Nice roasted nuts and more coffee flavors. Solid stuff.