tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nutty malt aroma is quite strong with some underlying chocolate sweetness and a touch of caramel. Hazy amber-brown body is topped by a low, off white head that recedes to a thin partial cover and large bubbled ring with some sudsy lacing. Nutty malt flavour is offset by a light bitterness that keeps the sweet malts from becoming cloying. Medium-light body suffers from rather low carbonation that does little to awaken the palate. Sampled on cask at Dix (Caskival 2007).
Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark with a roasty nutty malty flavour thatís a bit dusty.
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber colour, thin off-white head. Light nutty maltiness, a bit of fruit as well. Flavour is similarly malty with some toasted nuts and malt.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown but quote clear with a small tan head. Aroma is malty with some nuts. Flavour is malty witha nice creamy moutfeel. Had one from a bottle later and it seemed off, so Iím rating the fresh stuff from the tap.
Crit (3840) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sparkling brown,lasting beige head. Small bead. Malt nose. Smooth creamy malt profile with light hop finish
49degrees (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Available year round in traditional 750ml bottles (at 5.0% abv), and for the first time, in a special blue toned, 1 litre (at 5.3% abv), limited edition release for Christmas 2002.
Freshness dated 1 litre bottle tagged with brewing date of the second week of October 2002. Pours quite flat but gives off a large foamy 1" head which quickly gave way to a thin layer of large bubbles with minimal lacing.
An exceptionally dark brown ale that approaches the consistency of a porter, but displays very dark browns and slight reddish tones which can only be seen when raising the glass to a bright light.
Typical of some of the rich English styled ales that are better suited to near room temperature serving levels. Features a full body with exceptionally low hop values and no bitter taste at all.
Promoted as "a mild chocolate ale" that reportedly uses Pale Ale, Crystal, and Chocolate malts, the chocolate flavors remain light and donít overwhelm the taste buds.
NOTE: All literature on the Nut Brown ale call this a 5.0%abv release, but my 1 litre bottle is tagged with the 5.3%abv markings. I purchased this release along with 1 bottle of each of their other offerings straight from the brewery and was informed that the content of the 1 litre bottles were the exact same as the standard 650ml bottles. Curious to know if I was misinformed or if the label on this is actually incorrect?
DubbelO7 (42) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good ...Sells for about $6cdn a 650 mL. bottle .
My favorite of the series ... if youíre ever in Mission, go to the brewery and eat something ... the food is top notch .
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet, syrupy, almost minty.