Eructoblaster (3397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can - 473ml. Dark brown body with good carbonation and a thin beige bubbly head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with brown sugar hints. Its dry malty taste lacks complexity and carries some metallic notes. Ends with a short bittersweet finish. Boring.
DerWeg (1564) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
CAN. Semi-clear deep mahogany-brown with nice natural dark tan head. Delightful vanilla-toffee flavor with a medium-light easy drinking feel. Lightly honey-sweet with bare hints of coffee and chocolate, hops are just a structural presence.
Aroma is yeast, hint of espresso, Fucking good!! These people make real beer, and it’s local, and I don’t need drive to Buffalo to get it...
garthicus (2808) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 23, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Dark chestnut brown with a small off white head. Aroma: Somewhat nutty and malty, some corn and yeast. Flavour: Nutty again, some decent malt, hops and yeast. It has a rather weak body, lots of carbonation, chocolate and a malty finish. Not bad.
RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Volo. In contrary to the rating here, I have to give this beer some credit. This is the only dark beer I have come across that drinks down smooth. For those of you who hate lagers, but like smooth beers that are easy to down, this one is it. Perhaps a bit dangerous at that. Tastes like a mild oatmeal stout, medium bodied, with almost no aftertaste. A must try!
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[1996-20090214] Tap. Some roasty grains aroma. Dark brown body with a small long-lasting creamy light tan head. Roasted chocolate malt flavour has a sweet finish. Medium-full body. Enjoyable, quite drinkable.
(@ C’est What; Toronto, ON; Labelled "Organic")
Radek Kliber (6710) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Brown toned brew with large, frisky fine beaded head.
Nose: Medium rich with sweet brown malts , hint of caramel with roasted barley on side. 7-
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied brew. Smoky roasty mid front with chewable meaty palate. Substantial with enough soft sweets and mid end. Neat to see smoky feel . Solid, refreshing light silky bodied smoked dark ale. Thicker version of this ale would be a blast.
tomthompson89 (1934) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from the brewery. nice dark brown pour, some head but goes away quickly, nose isroasted malt and some sweetness. flavor has almost a scotch ale character , slightly sweet some smoke uhhm decent but feels thin, and an off aftertaste.
matt7215 (2265) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 ml bottle froma trade with jessem. pours very dark brown with a mid tn head. very nice roast malt aroma with some vanilla, quite inviting. the flavour isnt quite as good. its a little bland, some roast malt, a touch of smoke, but overly thin. the palate is to thin and without the body you are let down after the delightful nose. its a passable brown ale but one that ill pass on in the future.
JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle from a fresh sixer, from the LCBO. Pours out a nice dark ruby red/brown with a medium mocha head. Aroma: Dry roast, lots of it, metallic, undertone of sweet caramalt and toffee, very nice. Flavour: Decently complex for a 5% beer, layers of the aforementioned characteristics, quite flavourful and closer to a porter really than a brown ale. At the very least this is a highly robust brown ale in all its aspects. A small hint of vanilla is definitely present, riding along a very sweet wave of the malt body. Very well done, glad to get a fresh sample of a solid Ontario brew.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Volo. Dark brown with red tint. Malty, mild, with minerals in the nose. Solid smell. Thin and mild body. Coffee notes. Clean and good even if not much going on. Sessionable.