Bulk_Carrier (3639) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was poured into an English pub glass.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy dark brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute leaving some light messy lacing here and there.
The smell started off with some nice nutty smooth to caramel toasty and toffee combining and allowing a light coffee to blend nicely.
The taste was mainly sweet and allowing a nice roasted nuttiness to blend nicely. There’s barely any aftertaste but a sweet nutty finish running about.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs nicely as there’s a good somewhat creamy smoothness over my tongue.
Overall, for an English Brown ale this one is really good. I’d definitely have this again.
Jokine (51) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2013 Aroma is of very light malt and some wheat. Very light bodied, but with plenty of flavour. Sweet at the forefront with vanilla. Fades into a more bareley wheaty flavour and finishes quite dry with little aftertaste.
Strangebrewer (1150) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Poured dark brown with a thin creamy tan head. Sweet nutty and roasted aroma. Medium bodied, light carbonation, a nice session. Roasty almost burnt malt flavour with an herbal/leafy note, fruity-tart lingering finish.
dreamflower (763) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Head quickly disappates but the colour is a rich mahogany. The aroma is pleasant and oaky. Flavour is lightly sweet. Nice.
Centerface (1) - Ottawa, - JUN 29, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty strong ale verging on tasting like a stout. Wasn’t thick like a stout though and went down very smooth. I also it found it had some sweet caramel tones to it
RCx240 (197) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep, dark, translucent brown colour. Foamy tan head, but little retention and no lacing. Aroma is chocolate, toffee, caramel, and a hint of roasted coffee. Taste is a sweet, notes of toffee, roasted nuts, a hint of chocolate, and a faintly bitter coffee finish. Full body, thick textures, fizzy carbonation and a long, sweet finish. Actually quite impressed with this one, has a lot of character and flavour and isn’t too heavy or rich.
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6-pack purchased at a Liquor Depot in Banff, AB on 09/01/2012. Colour: medium brown with high creamy head. Nose: lightly roasted malt accompanied by skunk weed, day old brown bread, and something nutty. Taste: medium-light sweet, light bitter, medium-light sour. Cooked caramelization is forefront, then heaps of extremely chewy malted barley. A touch of cardboard late which doesn’t add to allure. Much more malty than most ales.
TheBeerGod (5997) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Mahogany pour with a short tan head. Aroma is nutty and malty with caramel notes, light toffee and dark bread. Taste is caramel, sweet malt, toasted dark bread, toffee, sweet nuttiness and earthy hops. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more caramel, toffee, earthy hops, nutty notes and sweet, toasted malt.
bhensonb (13996) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours brown with a fizzy/foamy light tan head. Aroma is slightly roasty malt and floral. Actually makes me think of cola. Med body. Flavor is slightly roasty malt and mostly floral. It’s not truly dry, but it’s not very sweet. Flavor is still sort of towards cola, with a light touch of chocolate and some light stone fruit. And floral. Best part, perhaps, it’s a brown with very little, if any, greasy nuttiness. And then I found it. Still, it’s well integrated. Gonna drink it.
Braudog (6312) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep, ruby red, virtually opaque. The head is thin and giving, but firm. This is a quite easy-to-drink brew ... quite unoffending in any way. The base is a slightly caramel-tinged biscuit, with a hazelnut twist. Good job. (#5517, 5/20/2014)