JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ultra-deep brown beverage with a nice, frothy head. Mild aromas of espresso and burnt toast. The fizzy palate isnít refreshing, and the flavour (or lack of it) is a huge letdown -- this is basically brown carbonated water with a very slight coffee finish. An odd, undesirable medicinal quality also develops towards the middle. A premium-priced beer that tastes like a bottom-of-the-barrel dollar-beer.
wanderingman (54) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A present from my cousin. Overall a fairly average offering. Poured with no head and a less than pleasant aroma of just malts. Taste wasnít bad with some sweet malts, toffee and only a little bitterness, but was too watery for my liking. I had high hopes, but unfourtunitely was a little let down.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml Bottle: This one disappointed me, I had higher hopes than what it offered. Poured with no head, so there wasnít any to hover around and keep me company. Aroma was roasted malts and caramel to start, but took on a real wet grass/skunk character as it warmed. Flavour is very watery and bland for a brown ale with sweet roasted malt, slight toffee, and a little hops near the end.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle- Pours a transparent red/brindle with a loud froth of beige bubbles. Aroma is sheer malt/brown sugar/caramel. About as expected. The flavour profile is somewhat skewed by itís watered down character. Some sweet malts and toffee, with underlying occasional hops ín bitterness. Pretty thin for my tastes in a brown ale.
blankboy (5616) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at The Rhino. Pours a clear, very bubbly, reddish-brown with a large lasting foamy off-white head. Slightly mild aroma of caramel malt and a hint of roastiness. Watery flavour of caramel malt, nuts and a mild finish of roastiness and hops. Thin bodied with an almost creamy mouthfeel. Not bad, better then I expected it to be.
iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mostly roasted malt coming through, very faint tastes of caramel or chocolate though. I will try again, but not so soon.
threesheets (11) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, predominant roast, the carbonation on my first two was great. The second was a little lacking. A decent dark beer. Purchased at my visit to the brewery.
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish brown, off white head. Metallic, malty, slightly roasted aroma and flavours. As it warms chocolate and berries become more pronounced, though overall itís a little unpleasant. Bottle.
Crockett (998) - Steelback County, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep red/brown with a thin off white head. Chocolatey malt, mossy aroma. Mildly roasty. Thin body. Sweet malts, hops are very far in the back. Traces of sour, salt water taffy, some smoke and wood. Dry souring finish, not bad.
GregClow (2797) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Toronto Festival Of Beer 2004. Brown-amber colour with a wispy tan head. Aroma is a little roasty with some caramel notes, and a bit of sourness. Body is moderate, a little creamy. Flavour is decent, with some coffee and chocolate notes, and a lingering roasty finish.