TheJester (1727) - 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.
pootzboy (1572) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2007 Bottle:
Deep Chestnut brown with red highlights...ample frothy mocha cap.
Very pungent aromas of malt cocoa and grassy hops.
Malty up front, good balance in the middle with some Golding "bite" some complexity with a deep cocoa tone to it.
A very decent dark ale. Mellow tastey and drinkable
MarkoR (453) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown colour with nice frothy head. Some toffee and coffee in the taste. Not bad at all.
stcuddy (4) - king st, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2007 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
What a great beer to sit out on the dock with and chat it up amongst friends. Goes down smoothly with a clean cut and refreshing taste. Loved it.
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 isn’t 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 wasn’t 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 wasn’t 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 it’s watered down character. Some sweet malts and toffee, with underlying occasional hops ’n bitterness. Pretty thin for my tastes in a brown ale.
blankboy (5798) - 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.