tomthompson89 (1862) - 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 (2109) - 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 (1135) - Ottawa, 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 (5193) - 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.
yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle, 5% a/v
Pours opaque black with a small tan head. Smells very nutty and malty with the kent goldings hinting at the back. The taste is pretty malty which then turns into a nutty flavor which continues on to a very nice deep coffee. This beer is pretty badass. The mouthfeel is very full and rich and the aftertaste nice. I really like it.
kwoeltje (2207) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUL 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) dark brown with tan head. Roast malt aroma. Flavor is roast caramel malt.
GRM (2793) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown bottle, 341 ml, purchased at the LCBO on July 7 2008, savoured on July 13 2008; eye: mahogany, clear, no effervescence, beige head that falls rapidly to leave a tiny ring, no lacing; nose: roasted malt, caramelized malt, slight hops, slight pepper; mouth: roasted malt, caramelized malt, light hops, light pepper, light maple water, finale in roasted malt with a hint of caramelized malt, slight acridness, a bit thin, lightly sweet, slightly bitter, medium-thin body, not much carbonation; overall: so?
Bouteille brune, 341 ml, achetée à la LCBO le 7 juillet 2008, savourée le 13 juillet 2008; oeil : acajou, claire, pas d’effervescence, mousse beige qui tombe pour faire place à un petit anneau beige, pas de dentelle; nez : malt rôti, malt caramélisé, très léger houblon, très léger poivre; bouche : malt rôti, malt caramélisé, léger houblon, léger poivre, léger eau d’érable, finale en malt rôti avec une pointe de malt caramélisé, très légère âcreté, un peu mince, légèrement sucrée, très légèrement amère, corps moyen-léger, peu carbonatée; en résumé : bof!
robinvboyer (2821) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
holy hell, a brown ale? this beer is black! If i didnt know i would think this is a porter. Very small beige head, a slightly fruity aroma, with some roasted malt, and a touch of hops. Smoky flavour, more roasted malt, and some nice hops in the finish. Smooth in the end, wow, i’m very impressed! I’ve had a few of this breweries beers, and they are pretty subpar, but this is very nice.
JoeMcPhee (8167) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown colour with a thick tan head. The aroma is lightly chocolatey, milk chocolate, dark toasted malts and a hint of light roast. A bit of caramelly character in the nose as well. Sweet toasty flavour, deep rich chocolatey malts. Lingering earthy finish with a soft bitterness. Really more a porter than a brown ale, but it’s tasty, no matter what you call it.
TheJester (1689) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 mL bottle. Dark chestnut brown with, unfortunately, just a ring of head. Very nice aroma of chocolate, coffee, roast, and a little smoke. Taste is slightly sweet, nutty, with roast, coffee, and again, a little smoke. Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. A little hop bite at the end, but not much. Not bad.