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Brewed by Muskoka Brewery
Style: Brown Ale
Bracebridge, Canada

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewer’s Description: Premium ale handcrafted from the highest quality Kent Goldings hops, select Belgian and Canadian malts, yeast and pure Muskoka water.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chickenman (5) - USA - OCT 29, 2003 does not count
A great dark beer with after tastes of coffee. Goes down nice and is very refreshing for a dark beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2012
473ml can. Pour produces minimal head - lets just call it lacing. Smells slightly sweet like chocolate. Rich brown (Lovibond 36). Tastes amazing! So complex - dark chocolate, hops, espresso, caramel. It's all working marvelously together. Perfect carbonation. Nice balance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
Single can purchased from an LCBO in Ottawa, Ontario on 06/06/2012. Colour: Very dark brown, if not black with low-ish lightly browned head. Nose: Wave after wave of rich milk cocoa is the most redeeming quality, but its not without an odd scent of glue, and a whiff of grandma’s perfume. Taste: Medium sweet, medium-light bitter, medium-light sour. Mmmm...no skipping a beat for the milk chocolate, as it comes on immediately in the mouth. A grape-tartness mid palate. Highly roasted malt late and a savory long finish. Sweeter than your average dark but not to the deteriment of quality!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nalanos (1) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014 does not count
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2009
341ml bottle from a fresh sixer, from the LCBO. Pours out a nice dark ruby red/brown with a medium mocha head. Aroma: Dry roast, lots of it, metallic, undertone of sweet caramalt and toffee, very nice. Flavour: Decently complex for a 5% beer, layers of the aforementioned characteristics, quite flavourful and closer to a porter really than a brown ale. At the very least this is a highly robust brown ale in all its aspects. A small hint of vanilla is definitely present, riding along a very sweet wave of the malt body. Very well done, glad to get a fresh sample of a solid Ontario brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PictouRx (148) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2012
Sample pack bought, 355ml bottle poured dark dark brown to almost black, medium head, average carbonation. Aroma is chocolate, earthy, musty, all in one, strange. Taste, chocolate, coffee roast dark. Texture is oily, creamy, finish is strait up coffee/chocolate linger. Not bad overall, I like.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
threesheets (11) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2005
Wow, predominant roast, the carbonation on my first two was great. The second was a little lacking. A decent dark beer. Purchased at my visit to the brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3254) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2008
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2008
341ml bottle, 5% a/v Pours opaque black with a small tan head. Smells very nutty and malty with the kent goldings hinting at the back. The taste is pretty malty which then turns into a nutty flavor which continues on to a very nice deep coffee. This beer is pretty badass. The mouthfeel is very full and rich and the aftertaste nice. I really like it.


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