omhper (18749) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chestnut brown. Apple and coffee aroma. Lightish body, fairly dry, rather complex, but perhaps on the edge of feeling thin.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2000
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark chestnut colour. Aroma shows fairly assertive (for this brewery) caramel-toffee flavour and a whiff of dying embers. The body is a light, but these flavours persist. Dries as it goes.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with a foamy off-white head.Slightly malty nose with cardboard.
Malts come out without much interest, slightly sweet notes, with signs of oxidation. Body is light to medium. Uninteresting.
maeib (8284) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled - Smokeless Joes Toronto. i do wish brown ales would come themselves brown rather than dark. I was hoping for a black beer but got a mid brown schwarzbier like tasting beer. Not unpleasant and had some nutty qualities but nowt special.
JoeMcPhee (8167) - 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.
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2009 carbonated on-tap but I wouldn’t want to buy a six-pack. Bit of head. Carmel malty to make it popular in Canada. Mid-sip hint of roast malt cream chocolate, but we are not talking about a stout or porter here, more medium mouthfeel.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet malty aroma, nice dark brownish red colour, Sweet with a bit of a roasty finish. Thin body. Not mind blowing but I could easily polish off a pint or two of this in a night.
jtclockwork (6907) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can shared by Jay at MaxxDaddy’s tasting. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of coffee, hops and water. Hints of diaper in the nose. Light watery body.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can courtesy of John at Half Time, which I brought totasting at Max’s for Sam’s visit. Pours a dark black with a thin to medium sized tan head. Smells of paper and roast. Light coffee and dirty things. Coffee, but watered down and greasy. Finishes up with some roast and watered down cocoa. Meh.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Brown toned brew with large, frisky fine beaded head.
Nose: Medium rich with sweet brown malts , hint of caramel with roasted barley on side. 7-
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied brew. Smoky roasty mid front with chewable meaty palate. Substantial with enough soft sweets and mid end. Neat to see smoky feel . Solid, refreshing light silky bodied smoked dark ale. Thicker version of this ale would be a blast.