HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. At 2009 C’est What Fall festival. Hazy brown-red pour with an average creamy beige head. Dry, nutty roast aroma, slightly herbal - very weak. The taste is nutty roast caramel, but oddly sour, strange considering it was on draught ... Light, astringent mouthfeel, virtually flat, quick-finishing with a dry lemon-sour linger. Mmm, not so much, thanks.
terrybail (617) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
473ml can from the LCBO in huntsville
The aroma is nutty and malty
pours a a nice dark reddish brown
The taste is strong malt and
A little on the thin watery side but over all prtty good
Spab (2401) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
473 ml can from LCBO. Pours a dark brown colour with a hint of red and a medium-sized tan head. Nose of caramel malt with light roastiness and nuttiness. Flavour has more prominent nuttiness, with caramel malt more muted and roastiness subtler than in the nose. Slightly dry finish. Not spectacular but good.
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can: Poured a clear deep brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention and not lacing. Aroma of caramel malt with notes of maple syrup. Taste is dryer then expected with clear notes of caramel malt and a maple finish. Body is a bit thin with good carbonation. Maple notes were surprising but overall a bit of a run of the mill beer.
cfrancis (2362) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown colour, aroma of malt and smoke. Taste is malt and nut. Good dark ale, nothing else of note.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cans bought in Bracebridge.
Non descript darker ale. A bit too bubbly for my taste with an utterly neutral nose. A bit of maltiness and not much else to remember it by.
probstblueribbon (2919) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341 ml bottle in 6-pack from Beer Store, served cool in a tulip glass. JN06/09.
App.: Deep brown, clear, so-so tan head.
Aroma: Milk chocolate, medium-roasted coffee, slightly nutty, very light molasses, heavy on the malt.
Palate: Medium body and fairly full but soft carbonation.
Flav.: Nuttier than the nose, still some medium-roasted coffee, some green hops, slightly earthy and British; dry with a somewhat watery finish.
A pleasant Ontario micro.
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Very dark brown red with a huge creamy off-white head. Very good retention and good lacing. Aroma is toasted malt, toffee, metal and brown sugar. Flavor is caramel, nuts, toasted malt and some hops. Thin to medium body. Average carbonation.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
473 ml can - pours very dark mahogany with an off-white head. Aroma sweet, dark malt, some honey, treacle, brown sugar. Astringently bitter, but more from the extremely roasty malts than the hops. Like burnt coffee. Slight metallic edge in the mouth as well. A bit thin beyond that. An alright brew, but not one of the better browns I’ve had.
Eructoblaster (3024) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can - 473ml. Dark brown body with good carbonation and a thin beige bubbly head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with brown sugar hints. Its dry malty taste lacks complexity and carries some metallic notes. Ends with a short bittersweet finish. Boring.