DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Candied malt aroma, hint of chocolate, auburn, small tan head. Flavour has lots of malt, followed by a decent level of fruitiness, mild chocolate notes. Light bodied, yet very well balanced, quite a pleasant mouthfeel, nice bitterness. Great offering.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber brown, long lasting tan head, good lacing.
Aroma is quite malty, some chocolate, coffee beans, roasty.
Flavour is quite robust, caramel malt sweetness, some chocolate, moderate bitterness.
Sweet mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation.
Finished medium length, chocolate and caramel continue.
Bigger than expected, good balance. Enjoyable.
Growler from the brewpub.
Opened on January 9, 2009.
Very fresh sample.
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the brewery. A lovely shade of copper-red. Virtually no head. Aroma of Euro hops and caramel malt. Flavour is a little fuller and stronger than some other examples of the style I’ve had. (Not that that’s a bad thing). The earthy hops are up front again, along with a little molasses, some bruised apples, and even a little bitter chocolate as it warmed. Not overly sweet. Fairly dry, slightly bitter finish. Medium to low carbonation. Nicely done.
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at volo. Dark amber, active white head. Aroma is sweet, dark chocolate, caramel, orange peel, dark fruit. Grainy body. Flavour kind of disappoints compared to the aroma. Mild dark chocolate with a bitter hoppy dry finish. Other than that, not much standing out. Kind of uninspiring.
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown color with a nice roasted hop aroma. In the mouth the taste was on the dryer side but wonderful tasteful and refreshing. An excellent growler and highly recommended for all those who can put their hands on it. Cheers.
pfriesen (113) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler - Red Brown Ale , no head and low carbonation, dark toffee aroma, serving up loads of dry roast malt, sharp finish
BrewWhatIWant (8) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2016 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Went to the brewery to grab a growler but of course they were sold out. Bought a couple cans instead. Appearance is clear dark brown with copper around the edges. There is a thin beige head. Aroma is nutty malt. Taste is lightly bitter, with notes of walnut and biscuit. There is a woody hoppiness and a hint of chocolate, caramel and espresso. The body feels light and carbonation is low to moderate, but there is a pleasant mouth coating quality. A tasty brew I look forward to every fall.