Sammy (9981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
chocolate brown with malt extract. Malt aroma. Actually drinkable though on the sweet side. A step up from root beer, though less carbonated and more synthetic. A drop of roast and chocolate. Second best brew in their lineup. Light mouthfeel.
jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2007 June 2007. Draft at the brewpub. Very dark brown body with a small tan head. (3+) Sweet dark malt aroma with mild roast and light notes of watery coffee. (7+) Sweet roasty malt flavour with varying notes of mocha and dark bitter chocolate, muted toffee and an interesting melange of all of these that lingers in the aftertaste. (7+) Average palate could be more robust but is fitting for the English style. This was in great shape today - very nice. 7+/3+/7+/3/15-16 - 3.7
<P>Feb 2004 re-rate, Dark ruby brown with a nice beige head. Malty slightly fruity flavour with a bit of roasty mocha. Lighter bodied than expected but still a nice mouth feel. Not much aroma which was surprising. Probably their best beer. 5/4/7/3/14 - 3.3
Jan 2001: Had this on it’s own and in the Beer Float. Nice dark brown ale. Fairly sweet and malty. This was my favourite of their beers.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown pour with a creamy tan head. The nose is cocoaish and chocolatey with a touch of earthiness as well. Nice toasty malt with a touch of herbal/cocoaish malt. A little bit of lingering bitterness. Solid brown ale.
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Ferris (8940) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Light toasted malts. Deep mahogany with a rich beige head. Toasted malts and toffee. Really flavorful and easy drinking.
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2008 [356-20070623] Tap @ Barley Works (Waterloo, ON). Roasty malty aroma has caramel background. Clear, dark brown red body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Sweet and lightly meaty flavour has toasty roasty smokey malt notes. Medium body has nice smoothness. Refreshing! Really enjoyable, one of their better brews. (8/4/8/3/16) 3.9
[1092C-20080211] Tap @ Lion brewpub (Waterloo, ON). Grainy bread aroma has a bit of sweet malt. Clear, dark amber brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Sour yeasty grains flavour has a long aftertaste. Medium body. Really interesting texture. (7/4/7/3/15) 3.6
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where and how: on tap at brewpub
Aroma mild roast, slightly nutty hints, accented by chocolate and toasted barley.
Top: neatly contrasting cap.
Base: dark brown.
Palate : soft bodied, fine carbonation.
Taste: mild, easy going pub ale. Quiet old school in approach.
blankboy (6781) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a deep amber with a spare creamy tan head. Aroma’s sweet, a bit sour and lightly roasty. Watery flavour is also a bit sour (is it off?), lightly roasted and with some fruit. Average bodied. Just passable.
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. At the brewpub. This is on tap, so it can’t be OLD, but ... read on. Deep clear mahogany pour, with a smallish creamy beige head (4-). Oddly sour caramel malt/grain aroma, a touch herbal, even a hint of dry cocoa. Taste - weirdly sour, grapeseed, dry oak and lemon juice sour, a bit like those oxidized old Gales corked bottles - but this is TAP; some coffee ground acidity and green herbal (almost mint) bitterness under the unpleasant sourness. Average-bodied, astringent/acidic mouthfeel, very weakly carbonated, with a thin, dry lemon-sour aftertaste - it wasn’t horrid, but I think without the dry tartness it might be solid. (not boozy at all, but also, not very roasty either).
CapFlu (4910) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Draught) Large white head and a copper body. Slight hop nose. Flavour of hops with mild malt. Average.
Crit (3638) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with lasting tan head.Decent malt nose. Medium bodied malt profile.