Brewed by Kichesippi Beer Company
Style: Brown Ale
Ottawa, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
The beer is 5.2% alc. and offers the palate a balance of dark malt notes with a clean, short bitterness on the finish. The name, 1855, is our way of saluting the great city of Ottawa that has been so good to us.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (2168) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
I really liked this one! Great dark beer with beautiful balance and a full feel in the mouth. Really outstanding!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2987) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2895) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2011
[on tap at brewery] Fresh wort aroma with some nuts and brown sugar; fresh. Orange-copper appearance that is almost clear, with a lasting off-white blanket. Nice nutty flavour with contrapuntal bitterness. Moderately dry and clean. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, clean finish, if a tiny touch of lasting bitterness. Quaffable stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1573) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
Assez foncée, couleur cola à la lumière, avec une mousse couleur crème. Bien maltée en nez ; ses arômes de grains rôtis se transposent en bouche, où le mélange est bien rond, variant entre le torréfié, le sucre d’orge et les noisettes. Plutôt simple, aurait profité d’un houblonnage plus intense, mais le tout est réellement agréable. Offrande solide de la part de cette brasserie ontarienne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6919) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 31, 2011

Aroma: lighter nose , brown malts , gentle sweet brown sugar , hint of leafy hops.7-
Appearance: solid look. Brown with neatly contrasting white , large snowy top. Great lace. What else you might want ? 5/5
Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: medium lighter body. Slight tartness, nutty follow up , dry sides with bitter lip-smacking roast. Hefty bitterness was thirst quenching to be sure. Nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1750) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BreWedge (457) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
2013-05-10. Dark red brown nice head. Malty, dryish light bitterness throughout. Lingering dry malt lightly toasty. Dryish toasty malt aroma, light caramel . Fairly simple, not bad. On tap at Darcy McGee’s, Ottawa

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (465) - - FEB 17, 2014
"Purchased a growler at the brewery. Poured minimal head. A nice red amber appearance. Decent lacing. Aroma of malts. Taste is also malty, with some more bitter type fruits escaping me (Cherry, grapes, maybe, but just hints of it). Spicy, but not too bitter finish. Pretty good!

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