GregClow (2796) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby-brown with a thin cap of biege bubbles that stick around until the end of the glass. Nice nutty malt on the nose, with a bit of roasted coffee, some dried tobacco leaf. Medium bodied. Well balanced flavour - semi-sweet malt to start, some charred coffee beans and a hint of cocoa in the middle, a passing suggestion of dark cherry, and a moderately dry and slightly woody finish, with a roasted hazelnut aftertaste. A very nice brown ale - just seems like it should be a bit more kickass to be a true D.O.A. beer.
andrewturba (733) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy deep brown with an average off white head. Aroma is nutty, chocolate, toffee, and slight citrus. Taste is dark chocolate, nutty, coffee dryness, mildly acidic bit watery and a mild bitterness. Goes down pretty easy.
Reimer96 (841) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear brown with a small frothy light brown head and some spotty lace. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, nuts, roasted malt and a hint of coffee. Taste of chocolate, bitter cocoa, nutty and some coffee bitterness and acidity on the finish. Overall a very nice easy drinking brown ale.
pintbypint (2273) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml brown bottle. Dark brown pour with a small creamy white cap. Nose has light malts, bit of chocolate. Taste has chocolate malts, grains, bit of nut. Finishes with grain and light chocolate and light roasted malt, low bitterness. Pretty standard brown ale, not bad but far from exciting.
Druid (80) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very enjoyable stout like beer that has excellent malt flavours and hints of coffee and chocolate. A nice creamy head and excellent mouth feel. One of Old Yales best!
thb (644) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown. Appears mostly clear. Thin, but creamy head. Aroma is nutty, toast, toffee, overripe fruit. Grainy. Sweet but balanced. Gentle drying bitterness without hop character.
reebtogi (3709) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours a dark amber brown color with a finger of off-white head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is light roasted grains and chocolate. Taste is a light roasted grain and light hop bitterness with a light chocolate malty sweetness. Medium bodied with light carbonation. A nicely done brown ale with an interesting blend of flavors. Enjoyable.
Lagerboy (902) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Clear deep copper, creamy tan head settles and mostly lasts. Nutty, roasted chocolate malt aroma. Taste is roasted malts, semi-sweet cocoa bean and nuts. A faint, lightly bitter floral herbal hoppiness emerges as it warms. Soft carbonation, medium body, low hopped. Smooth and sessionable. A very good brown, but kind of a tame choice of style to represent hardcore punk pioneers D.O.A., an aggressive ASA such as Arrogant Bastard would be more suitable... just sayinâ€™. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
Gerbeer (1232) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with light head. Aromas of nuts, biscuits, and roasted malts. Flavors of dried dark fruit, cola, nuts, and roasted malts. Quite nice, especially for the ABV.
JHunter (674) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown colour with a slim tan head. Strong nutty caramel aroma. The flavour has lots of earth tones light nuts and dried fruit.