shorlin (433) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really nice malty aroma, good dark ale notes. Starts off a bit of caramel, then a little roasty. Itís a dark brown, little head with little lacing. Some initial sweetness in the taste, followed by bitter. Pretty good! I have had this on tap and enjoyed it more, but from the can itís OK too. Palate is a little light, but a decent long finish. Overall, a good beer and glad to have it.
reida (4) - - APR 26, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprise this brew is not rated higher. To be honest, I am not a fan of the name because this is a great, easy drinking beer... The name however sounds a bit harsh.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jjarovi (48) - markham, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one grows on you, the start is kind of bland but the flavour and balance are great. On the lighter side body wise and aroma, but a genuine malty ale that pleases and is not trying to be more.
fiulijn (12179) - MalmŲ, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Cíest What, Toronto
Dark amber color, brown, clean, with red shades. The caramel aroma is mild and a bit dusty. Some caramel flavor, a bit breadish, with light earthy touch, and very light puke; some roasted nuts; correct bitterness.
Nutty Brown Ale, pleasant, simple.
daniel0017 (327) - Yukon, CANADA - OCT 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very dark body with frothy beige head. alcohol / molasses nose. flavor of caramelized malt, chocolate, nuts. full, rich mouthfeel.
LarryBeast (274) - - JUL 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep brown in colour with good amounts of frothy beige head. Big roast aroma with some chocolate, toffee and grains. Generally hearty taste was a little sweet, a little sour with strong alcohol flavour. Some hopiness at the end. Full-bodied, thick, creamy and somewhat oily. I might have rated it higher if I had been drinking it in the winter.
Tiger_08 (132) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
April 27 2012. 473ml can pours dark mahogany brown with tight white head. Dark brown colour is fantastic; like 10w30, beautiful for english style dark ale. Lacing is ok for the little cap and has longevity. Aroma is sweet malt and strong hops. Taste is strong sweet malt off the top followed by a multiple of grains and oats giving it a complex combination that not only balances well but tastes fantastic. Hopsy finish but just enough to balance beer. Not too sweet or bitter, or too anything -- just right! A favorite for sure!
WheatKing (703) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iím surprised this isnít rated much higher... I think itís sweeter than standard for the style, but for me it was fantastic. Not cloying at all. Sweet, bitter, sour and spice playing dodgeball in your mouth, who will win? Your throat decides. This is what good beer is all about to me, closing your eyes and mulling over whatever you can pick out. The brewery should be proud of this one, canít wait to try their other stuff next time Iím in Ontari-ari-o.
Digital_Aura (208) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml can. Beautiful ruby brown concoction poured into pint glass (Lovibond 27). Smells sweet, but I can't put my finger on it. Powerful flavours; hope you like a strong tasting beer! I sure do. This is REALLY malty/grainy. Sweet initial burst, surrendering to bitter hoppy heaven (not too overstated to kill the joyous sweetness). This is a very interesting brew!
herrbrown1974 (348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pour is dark brown/amber. Coffee and dark chocolate, caramel, hint of grass. Quite sweet and a little syrupy, finishes with grassy sourness and a bit metallic. Not offensive really, but the balance isnít good. And too sweet.