Gorbalev (2990) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the brewery. Dark brown pour, oily yet creamy tan head. Sweet dark malt in aroma. Taste - enjoyable. Light to medium body, lots of nutty sweet dark malt flavour, some bitterness in short finish - a little more bitterness than I was expecting actually (thanks!). This was certainly the most mainstream of the three beers I bought from this brewery, and that is fine - it is an appealing ale that will certainly convert a few. And I will buy it again as there is lots here to like (and session) without ever getting too complex. Glad I have a growler to enjoy (and rate from).
DeanF (1746) - Nunavut, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in Ottawa. Has a small head and okay brownish body. Soft malt aroma. flavour has nutty notes with more malt and grain hints. Medium palate. A good red-style ale, though far from memorable.
BreWedge (358) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2012 On tap @ Hintonburg Public House Ottawa. Pours a clear copper colour with a small off white head. Aroma was primarily ripe red berry, reminded me of smelling a nice Shiraz. Taste is a doughy malt, some nuttiness, and a coppery bitterness. Mouthfeel is relatively thin, with a long bitter finish. Not my favourite but not bad.
Metalchopz (2524) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty sure this is the one I had at Berryman Pub in Ottawa, as they called it "Kichesippi Dark". Pours a copper-amber colour with a creamy beige head, good retention and showing some stickiness on the glass. Nice fresh roasty nose with coffee notes. Medium-thick mouthfeel with a little stick to it. Beautiful hoppy presence the whole way, blending things between the mild roasted, caramel and cereal malts. Nice bitterness in the finish creating a mild dry aftertaste. A great session that is very well-balanced.
robinvboyer (3378) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the manx.
Clear brown pour, small off white head. Big upfront aroma of nuts, and doughy, caramel malts. Quite bitter in the end, with a sharp metallic finish. Meh.
Eructoblaster (3256) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Sir John A (Ottawa, ON). Brown body with a fair off-white creamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with grainy hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries grainy and oaky notes. Ends with a decent bitter/woody finish. Enjoyable Brown Ale.
Oakes (13156) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, Pub Italia. Amber-brown. Thin head. Faint aroma is slightly caramelly and nutty. Basically a mild, toasty brown ale. A bit light but nothing wrong with it.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Pub Italia. Red-amber, decent lace. Aroma of cookie malt, bran muffin. Sweet malt profile needs more depth, body, oomph, and some hops couldnt hurt. But the bread flavors are pleasant and juicy.
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sseb69 (1622) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En fût au Manx à Ottawa. 5.2%. Couleur ambrée-rousse, mousse beige. Arôme de caramel brulé, malt. En bouche, céréales, caramel, tire, herbes. Finale légèrement amère. Très bonne.
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap in Ottawa. clear light brown with a small white head. aroma of malt, caramel, minimal hops. Average.