gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, - MAR 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s awesome that this beer came with a patch or merit badge. Very dark almost black pour with tons of foamy head that fades very quickly. Strong malty scent. Heavy yet easy to drink. Full bodied and flavourful. Lots of malt that goes to caramel and dark bitter chocolate. Very enjoyable beer.
JakeG (26) - Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear, very bubbly, reddish-brown with a large lasting foamy off-white head. 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.
AleRider78 (151) - - MAR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a dark brown appearance, with a big frothy light brown head, like brown sugar. Good lacing. In the taste, some roasted malts and coffee flavours. Rich and full bodied aromas are same as flavour. some barley, spices are apparent. Not too bad.
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear light cola brown with an off white head. Rich malty nose. Flavors of toasted nuts and a hint of toffee. Mellow mouthfeel. Short dry finish
exeter (448) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark amber colour with a good head and ok lacing. The taste is nuts, chocolate, and toasted grains. A little thin in the long run.
MunBro (732) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewing from notes based on the Muskoka variety pack I got a while ago. Pours a dark brown with a fizzy tan head that didn’t stay long to visit at all. Taste of malts, chocolates, nuts, etc. Ales aren’t really my thing but this one wasn’t bad at all!
YigSvartka (198) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a minuscule head size. Relatively stunted roast/chocolate scent. Although the taste presents little novelty, it’s a nice refreshing roast/chocolate brown. Smooth and creamy, with a lack of hop.
nalanos (1) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pleasant aroma of comforting malt bread and a hint of licorice, this dark brown ale is what it a dark brown should be on appearance. Frothy, but not overly soft . Medium bitterness, body and carbonation, It reminds me slightly of creasote which I think is akin to the burnt caramel slightly smoky flavour - it matches its Ontario cottage country credentials, a feature that I personally find appealing in this beer.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from the LCBO, served in a shaker. Pours deep chestnut with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves trivial lace. The nose has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and a hint of coffee. The flavour is dryish with roasted malt, molasses, earth and hops. The finish is medium in length and roasty, with caramel. On the palate it is medium in body with a milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a decent brown ale but not terribly complex. 2014-01-12
cards04 (2162) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid ale. Aromas of coffee and a bit of sour. Flavors are coffee, dark chocolate, and sour cherry. Nice.
jksipa (489) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Beer Store. Pours a very dark reddish brown with a minimal beige head that leaves nice lace. Nose is chocolate and roasted nuts. There is some bitterness that keeps this from being too sweet. Mouth is medium with average carbonation. Slight metallic taste in the finish.