kevinsenn (1021) - Waterloo, Ontario, - JAN 19, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Lancaster Smokehouse. Not much aroma to speak of, but the little there is has metallic and roasty notes. Dark brown, clear, little head. Taste is smooth, creamy, sweet, leading into some less-than-desirable flavours... metal and "cheap milk chocolate" is the best way I can describe it. I remember this being better, and was disappointed. This brewery’s newer offerings are vastly different from its older ones.
YigSvartka (58) - 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.
hoppybeerlover (42) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355ml. Pours very dark brown with heavy foam that does not keep long. Aroma of malt, coffee and burnt caramel. Taste of burnt caramel and coffee. Good carbonation. A nice enjoyable beer
neuromatt (1097) - 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 (1599) - 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 (276) - 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.
lagerette (30) - - SEP 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml. Pours very dark brown with heavy foam that does not keep long. Aroma of malt, coffee and burnt caramel. Taste of burnt caramel and coffee. Good carbonation. A nice enjoyable beer.
vadie (624) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rouge foncé, presque noir, avec un petit col marron. L’arôme de la mélasse et de réglisse. La saveur est très similaire.
mnurda (1104) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled sample at JW Marriott in Muskoka. Malty favour. Bit thin but ver drinkable
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Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black with beige head and good lacing. Smells nutty with some chocolate very light smoke. Taste is more on the roasted side. Lots of roasted malts, chocolate, some hazelnuts and like the nose some very light smoke notes. Low to medium body and medium carbonation. Reminds me i need to buy Nutella...