RumRunner101 (551) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour with tan head. Aroma is creamy toffee, nuts, brown sugar. Flavour is the same with good hop balance. Finish is slightly sweet with some earthy hops. Quite enjoyable.
mcberko (4786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650mL bottle, pours a transparent dark amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted nuts, metallic notes, and almost some skunky notes. Flavour brings out toasted nuts, especially hazelnuts, and a sufficient hop backing - only a touch of fresh hop quality, but perhaps I wouldnít have noticed if the bottle didnít say. Solid brown ale.
Gerbeer (1221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with light head. Aromas of hay, chocolate biscuits, and light fruit. Flavours of sweet malts, rubbery hops, and toast. Quite a bit of carbonation on the tongue. Not much fresh hop presence - maybe a bit in the aftertaste.
LarryBeast (401) - - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Mahogany/brown with brief beige head. Chocolate, nutty aroma offset by slight doughy taste and chewy, citrusy background. Velvety smooth with minimal bitterness. A nice, balanced brown. My only complaint is that the style doesnít do much to showcase the fresh hops.
WheatKing (971) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours clear brown, head doesnít last. Nose is choc malt and slightly pungent hops, some spice and herb. Toast. Flavour is spice and earth hops, not too strong, nicely balanced with the chocolate malt. Finishes clean. Fresh pungency. I like how they did something different... this is not a "Cascadian Dark", itís an American Brown with a lifting... uh... spicey earthiness. Not intense, but pungent, and quite pleasant. Incredibly sessionable for a fresh hop beer.
CapFlu (4239) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a quick-dissipating, frothy white head atop a deep brown body. Nose is hoppy and toasty. Very smooth and somewhat creamy, very minor hops bitterness yet the malt mixture is delightful and captivating. Some chocolate, roasted malt with minor English-bite. Hard to categorize and define. Very good. 650ml bottle, purchased at Liquor Plus Douglas.