Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muddy dark chestnut. Nutty aroma, slightly vinous, toffeeish, almondy. Strongish flavour, a mix of sweetness and earth tones. Bark-like in its bitterness, a slightly disconcerting effect that highlights the lack of direction this beer has.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz. bottle) Pours a cloudy dark ruby with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma of pine, surgical gloves, medicinal, mustiness, dustiness, and caramel. Flavor of pine, malt, and brown sugar.
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft) Cloudy brown body with creamy beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some chocolate, light caramel. Watery light-medium body.
Lubiere (10451) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown ale with a moka head. Caramel and porto in aroma, with light hops. Smooth sweet malt with torrefied coffee beans, caramel and molasses. Nice hops in finish. Good rich body. Dec. 2004.
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a medium and cloudy copper color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, light coffee and a light earthiness to it. Tastes of chocolate, nutty, light caramel, some dough and a light bitter coffee finish.
Sammy (8917) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh bottle from brewery, hand bottled. Brown with lots of lace. Bubbly head. Smelled like a scotch, tasted hoppy like an amber cross-style.
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the brewpub. Deep brown beer with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly nutty and malty with some light caramel and toast. Herbal and quite light smelling. Low bitterness with a very light sweetness. Kind of a watery brew and not all that great.
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a seemingly tepid puddle of sewer water emanates a seering pine cone perfume...Cloves massage the energetic conifer bitterness throughout...A cask-conditioned palate in a bottle...
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muddy brown pour with minimal head. Aroma of caramel malt, big brown sugar, some nuts, figs, fruit. Tastes caramel malty, not sweet, with the figgy fruit, slight dark chocolate, and some hops.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper brown color with a thin lacey white head. Aroma is of thick chewy caramel and some roasted malt. Body starts syrupy, but thins out due to a lack of carbonation. Good sweet caramel malt presence and a crisp, lightly hoppy finish make this a respectable brown ale.