GRM (3079) - 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 (3257) - 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 (8551) - 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 (1958) - 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 (1597) - 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 (536) - 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.