italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at the NY Meet the TURD tasting; thanks j12601. Pours a dark, thin brown. Aroma of coffee, nuts, and band aid. Slightly sour and watery. Moderate nutty malt flavor. Slight strawberry in the finish to go with dark nutty malt. Odd and a bit off.
Metalchopz (2285) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally rated August 2004. Poured a deep amber colour with a beautiful creamy beige head that settled quickly. Left a small amount of lacing. Smelt malty with hints of molasse and tuna (yes... tuna - I know that does not sound pleasant, but it did not ruin the nose). The flavour was matly caramel / coffee with a smooth bitter start and a dry finish. Beats the hell out of Newcastle’s english brown ale.
OntBeerDrinker (432) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2 finger head. dark bit brown no seeing throw see some carbonation most hiding in darkness. Looks really good. Taste is some sort of a lemon sourness I am used to with dark ales. heavybodied, can taste some chocolate,caremal,& liuorice witch is the stuff I smell 2 but it needs more ughmth the best parts r lacking in how good they could be & then there is an oddness 2 it. Good but far fropm great. cheer’s!
HeistAlmighty (1127) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
473ml can. This brown ale is very much like a lighter porter, which actually works pretty well. Taste and aroma hit roast malt, coffee and toffee notes but are less forceful than a porter or stout and the body is definitely medium. Overall, a good choice if you want something lighter on the dark ale spectrum.
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mansquito (3386) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Beer Store 500ml can ($2.65): Pours a dark brown color with a tannish head. Aroma is mostly roasted malt. Taste is a little bit sweet. Finish is not so great; it is a little metallic and watery. A tiny bit of hops are present. Mostly just malty. Feels kind of light. Ok.
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - FEB 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml can, found somewhere in the cold climes of Ottawa. Hey, I’m from further north, so all the cold-weather paranoia really doesn’t mean much to me. Minus eight? Shorts and sleeves weather!! I think this one is a four for appearance, the head is good and the body is a solid dark brown-burgundy hue. The aroma is all simple malts, nothing exciting. The flavour is much the same - malty flavours all over the place, watery finish. No complexity, no enticing mouthfeel. A shame, really - this could have (and -should- have) been much better.
ILduce (205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle LCBO: Pours an opaque black/brown with huge beige head which left in a hurry. Aromas of coffee and dark chocolate notes. Taste is dark chocolate-covered cherries backed by solid malt presence. Sticky mouthfeel. Not as rich as it could be. Just decent.
pushkinwow (2007) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Mahogany with a tan head. Medium roast malts (like a porter), some coffee, bittersweet chocolate, grains and nuts. Decent carbonation, bit thin, somewhat sweet, can almost taste the grains, bit dry (almost like some powder bittersweet chocolate is mixed in), slightly off finish. An interesting beer but things just don’t blend together correctly.
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Opaque brown, huge beige, frothy head, fair amount of carbonation. Aroma: Weak. Subtle notes of vanilla, soy sauce, chocolate. Not much there. Palate: Medium bodied, though on the thin side. Doesn’t linger at all. Kinda watery. Taste: slightly bitter. Blah boring.
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
from a can. It’s kind of like a faux stout.pours a nutty brown colour with a healthy head on it. malty aroma laced with hints of coffee and chocolate. taste initially is malty, nutty bitterness but this quickly vanishes, Who knows where it goes as the tail end is a smooth bitter aftertaste, I;ve no idea what happens in the middle. drinkable but i’m not really sure what niche the ale is trying to fill.