mcberko (8402) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On cask at Sailor Hagarís, pours a clear amber with a medium bubbly beige head. Aroma is quite medicinally sweet, with artificial sweetness and cough syrup. Flavour is thankfully better, but still bringing out some medicinal notes, sour toffee, and some English malt. Is tho how itís supposed to taste? Not good at all.
manuchampions (1241) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at brewpub. Pours a dark brown colour with thin ring of off white foam. Aroma has some prominent malt but lacks a nuttiness. Taste is reasonably malty but again the nutiness is lacking. Okay.
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hand-pump at Sailor Hagarís
Brown color, creamy head. Light caramel and very light butterscotch aroma. The body is weaker than expected, there is caramel flavor, low bitterness. The hand-pump allows for lower carbonation, which is better for me. Simple but easy to drink
DeanF (1746) - Nunavut, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bought as a bottle quite awhile ago. Lives up to its name quite well, lots of nutty flavour in this one, some malts, but really too nutty a flavour for my tastes. Comes across as a little artificial, and low alcohol content doesnít help me to get tipsy to enjoy it more either. Still okay, just not great.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent nut brown: not sweet as some can be, but then again itís not got any distinctive flavors either. Quaffable and pretty good.
CapFlu (4714) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(650ml bottle) Purchased at the Sailor Hagarís Off-Sale for ~$5. Lasting foamy almond-coloured head with a ruby body. Pleasant roasteed malt and slight coffee flavours. This is a good contender. I like the solid beers made by Howe Sound.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark porterish colour with ruby and mahogany notes. Has a thin light brown head. Sweet blackstrap molasses and treacle aroma. A vineous sherry-like aroma. Cherry and black current fruitiness with port-like notes as well. Not like any other brown ale that Iíve had. Tends to become cloying, but is still a well-crafted beer. Based on the description Iím reading I think this is a totally different beast from what others were drinking when it was still brewed at Sailor Hagars.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown body with little head. Flavour is nice and nutty but a little thin. Finish is dry.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber colour. Dry nutty flavour. Medium bodied. Unimpressive.
Crit (3483) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown with off white head.Faint malt nose. Light malt faintly nutty flavor with short dry finish