jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Growler from the brewery. Brown Ale really doesn’t seem right. Pours orangey-copper in colour with almost no head. Aroma and taste are overwhelmed by some savory/charcoal taste, hard to decribe. Not sure what it is. Drain pour. First ever for Mill Street.
GregClow (2976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the goodie bag handed out at the Anniversary party a few weeks ago, where I also had a couple of cask pints. As Joe notes, it doesn’t look much like a brown ale - the dark orangey-copper looks more like a ESB. Aroma is quite earthy and nutty, with hints of orange caramel and dried leaves. Medium bodied with fairly low carbonation. Flavour is simple but nicely balanced, with notes of toasted nuts and caramel corn up front, and cut grass meets orange peel in the finish. Not the most memorable beer, but pleasant enough.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Mill St. Pale amber pour - not really a briwn in any way shape or form The aroma is vaguely buttery with a thin malt component. A fairly leafy, Fuggles-esque character that I find in many of their dry-hopped beers. Sort of sweet yet thin at the same time. It does kind of remind me of their ESB, but dialed back significantly . The diacetyl does blow off pretty quickly but it still isn’t "good" by a long shot. Fairly earthy with an assertive bit of lingering bitterness.
robinvboyer (3530) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask days 2011. labeled as Mill Street Anniversary Brown Ale.
well nice brown pour, decent nutty malts, some light hops, but its pretty much all nuts. A light hazelnut finish, and some light hop bitterness. pretty middle of the road stuff.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Cask Days 2011 at Hart House, served in an English pint glass. Pours hazy reddish brown with a small tan head. The head fades relatively quickly and leaves trace lace. On the nose, there are notes of caramel, flowers and grain. The flavour is well balanced between moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Lots of caramel comes through, with a dose of hops towards the end. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is an ok, but not excellent, brown ale. A bit paler than I had expected and not as complex. 2011-10-30