JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A blast from the past - can’t believe I’d never rated this before. Thick tan head over a deep brown, ruby tinted brew. The aroma is softly sweet with a touch of DMS and some strange fruity sweetness. A little bit of cold coffee and some earthy bitterness. Has a touch of vegetal bitterness. Meh - not for me.
Radek Kliber (6406) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 341 ml
Aroma: musky, bit earthy dry roast , some rust, hint of chocolate. Not my game.5-
Look: poured clear brown with lighter but nicely settled creamy top.
Taste: still on dry side blend of brown ale with porter hints. Dry sides, still tad rusty with chocolate notes. Refreshing.
Spab (2359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341 ml bottle from brewery. Pours a clear orangey brown with tan cap. Aroma is very mild - light nuts and toasty caramel. Flavour is gently toasty caramel malt, nuts and a little chocolatey sweetness. Not bad but a little bland.
solidfunk (3896) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells like nothing really - a little malt I guess. Pours like coca cola with the same amount of fizziness and colour. Tastes fizzy and a little nutty, but nothing else going on. Doesn’t have an bad elements but nothing distinguishing either. Had a bottle at a Persian restaurant on College St.
Metalchopz (2263) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally rated January 2005. Poured a deep brown colour with red highlights. The head was thin and beige in colour with not much retention. Caught some aromas of molasse and hints of nuts. Coffee and molasse were apparent in the mouth, with burnt malts. Very smooth. A very good summer beer to enjoy outside with a cigar.
rederic (2911) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, dark brown color, with a fluffly tan-colored head, yeasty, toasty, caramel, biscuity malt, nutty chestnut nose with some cookie dough, toffeeish, dried sultana, date accents, with some mild chocolatey aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate with a toasted, caramelized, mild roasted malt character with some toffee, nutty, light chocolatey, coffee flavours, with a light caramel, chestnut butter accent, leading towards a malty, nutty, lingering roasty bitterness finish.
AWS9 (474) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark copper gold, no head to speak of. Interesting mix of roasted malt and nuts, with hints of spice. Flavour dominated by roasted malt with a pleasant bitter finish. Additional traces of spice, nut, chocolate, honey. A brown ale made interesting for a change.
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341mL bottle courtesy of matt7215 (thanks Matt!). Pours a very dark brown with a nice, but small tan head. The aroma is very rich, dark roasty malts and lots of chocolate. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say this was a porter. No nuts to speak of though. Flavour is again very rich, lots of chocolate sweetness with a firm malt presence, but balanced well with some dry astringency in the finish, which is the only thing resembling nuts in this beer. This really is more of a porter to be honest. A very good beer, but totally advertised wrong.
matt7215 (2169) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 ml bottle from The Beer Store. pours deep brown with a lovely tan head into my session mug. aroma, well there isnt much to tell. chocolate is the main aroma with some other sweetness but the aroma is not very big and sometimes hard to find. the flavours are what make this one a winner. big chocolate upfront with sweet nuttiness right behind. not complex at all but well crafted for fall brown ale pounding. surprisingly better then expected.
RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to a friend. A very potent flavour of coffee - but not the good kind. Seems to me like somebody dumped in a few tablespoons of Tim Horton’s in there. Taste was decent, but not all that appealing. That malt and coffee profile was too overpowering and really took away from the enjoyment of the beverage. I give it two thumbs down.