solidfunk (3016) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is obviously a little past its prime, and possibly its rating may reflect a more innocent era in Ontario brewing, but its still a pretty good beer. Pours cloudy brown. Good aroma of hops and some roast malt. Bottle possibly at the last place you can still find this - The Rhino.
Bendrixian (993) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
if i say this is a foamy brew that is an understatement. is red/brown in colour.aromas are malted, caramel, nutty, and there is some vegetable note in there as well. palate is malted, caramel and some leafy finish. it is a bit thin and lack balance.
Gethinbeer (2073) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cheers JoeMcPhee. Mahogany colour with a huge frothy white head and lace. Lively carbonation with a malt aroma. Strong malt flavour. Rich beer of caramel, earth, nuts. Surprising fruity, scented finish.
rejtable (1143) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask: excellent smooth beer with great caramel and hoppy aroma. Would have again for sure.
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille 341ml. De couleur ambrée-brune et claire. Nez de caramel butterscotch, de noix, moyen de chocolat, léger de houblon herbeux aux notes citriques et florales avec des notes fruitées (agrumes) et de biscuits. Moyenne-mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture moyennement crémeuse. Goût de grains de malt aux petites notes rôties accompagné d’un léger goût fruité (agrumes) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût malté de caramel peu sucré et légèrement terreux avec un moyen goût de noix asséchant ainsi qu’un léger goût de chocolat noir. Parallèlement, l’on retrouve une moyenne amertume asséchante de houblon herbeux (herbes mouillées, léger de thé) qui s’installe progressivement jusqu’en finale et auquel un caractère légèrement floral se rajoute avec de faibles notes citriques. En finale, l’on retrouve également de faibles traces de café. Post-goût long-moyen et sec, moyennement amer de houblon herbeux et légèrement floral avec un moyen goût de noix, un léger goût de chocolat ainsi que des traces de rôti et de café.
chris__hartley (274) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2011 Pours a lovely amber to hazelnut brown translucent colour, with an off cream colour head that dissipates moderately quick. The aroma was impressively potent, when I popped the little stubby 341ml - I was instantly hit by a wave of nutty citrus. As for the mouth feel, it is pleasantly dry, with a very accute body. For taste, it carries notes of a crisp citrus, walnuts, and bitter perfumed hops. Hardly punishment at all.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: From a trade with Sammy; THANKS SAMMY! Aroma of malt, toffee, caramel, light chocolate, light butterscotch, light nuts, slight amaretto, and a hint of butter. Poured copper/orange in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, rocky, beige head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of tiny and small particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malt, slight tea, light cocoa, light coffee, nuts, light hops, slight caramel, and some water. Light to medium body. Slick, creamy, then dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Malt, light coffee, light cocoa, slight tea, nuts, and light hop finish is dry.
cyrenaica (965) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml stubby bottle
4.3% ABV (as written on bottle)
Labelled as ’Corporal’s Bitter Brown Ale’
I tried this beer on November 9, 2010 after purchasing from the Queen’s Quay LCBO in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a hazy brownish gold with a thin white head (certainly not the rich mahogany colour described on the bottle). The aroma was grainy malt, ginger, and some floral hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was grainy malt, with citrusy hops, yeast, and spices...and I still have a ginger taste. I really enjoyed this beer. Appearance is marked down because brownish gold comes nowhere near mahogany! Had the side of the bottle not said ’mahogany.....it would have received a higher score!
Spab (2143) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a pale orange brown with large white head and good lacing. Aroma is sweet, but not sickly so, with lots of caramel and milk chocolate and some light grains . Taste starts big and malty with a lingering chocolate finish on top of a nice lasting bitterness. A very nice brown ale.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured clear gold with a white head. aroma was grain, caramel, and grass. flavor was much the same plus some chocolate. body was light with medium carbonation.