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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Brewed with imported malted barley, brown sugar, molasses and full leaf hops, faceplant is a full-bodied adventurous ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (4860) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2006
(Bottle) Purchased at the Fairfield Plaza, Victoria, BC Liquor Store. Pours a thin, tan head with an orange body. Nose and flavour of toasted brown sugar, nutmeg, caramel and doughy supermarket rolls. Its a tad thin in texture but a decent enough beer for the holidays.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5644) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2006
I considered doing a back to back tasting with Cottonwood Endo, for a "Beers named after accidents that cause massive facial injuries" themed pairing, but ultimately decided against it. Mainly because that would be silly. Anyhoo, This one is cloudy brown, with a very thin beige head. Toasty, spicy aroma, with a whiff of cinnamon. Maybe some German chocolate, as well. Flavor is vaguely cola-ish at first, and then some molasses and spice, with notes of pepper, too. I also get a hint of rum that becomes more pronounced as it warms. Plus there is this odd but not unpleasent note of pecan pie, too. Thanks to Oakes for the trade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (11382) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2006
Red copper brown ale with a thin white head. Pleasant vinous aroma, with notes of prunes, and vanilla toffee. In mouth, butterscotch assails you, buttery character, with fruity esters, I agree with plum, and a medium bodied. Not much to say here, though, found the buttery aspects a bit off-puting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (2019) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Bottle: Pours a dark red-ish brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet and dark smelling. Sweet coffee (going over notes I see brown suger. I prefer my coffee with brown sugar) and caramel with more woody smelling hops. Flavour is nutty and ’dark’ with plum and a bit of a bitter hop twist but sort of a dissapointing flat finish. Not as good as Granville’s Lions but still one of Nelsons most interesting accessible brews.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2005
Pours a dark reddish brown with a tan coloured head. Mildly spiced aroma as well as some caramel. The taste was o.k. with notes of caramel, rosted malt, medium sweet. Fairly good. The alcohol content listed on my bottle was 6%. New for this season?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
A dark brown with sweet brown sugar all around. Also some yeast, and assorted dark malts. Actually is quite smooth and has a lovely molasses aftertaste. Aptly named, no doubt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
IslandHaole (1133) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - MAY 19, 2005
A clear medium "cola" brown with a creamy tan head. Very sweet, prunes and port with a touch of shoyu. Sweet with a metallic aftertaste, rather flat. Smells and looks much better than it tastes or feels. Might have been a bad bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2004 (Bottle) Pours with very little head aroma of fruit pudding molasses coffee and sweetness. The flavor reminds me of a homebrew I used to make. Brown sugar malt fruity dark spice but lacking depth. Seems one dimensional but give a couple years of tweaking

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2004
I was a little disappointed with this one as I thought Granville Islands was much better. The colour was brown with a disapperaing head. Aroma of toffee and coffee. Flavour was a mix of toffee, malts and hops and seemed to just not flow together. Perhaps it was too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4249) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 22, 2004
A nice reddish brown color. A nose of tobacco, coffee and toffee, the body has little hops and subtle hints of bubblegum, chocolate, fig, toffee with a complex malt finish.

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