Travlr (13408) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Murky brown color, thin head. Aroma of nutty raisins. Taste is sweet dark fruit.
Lubiere (10455) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark reddish brown ale with a thick brown head. In aroma, a sweet fruity malt with dark fruits, cocoa, quite nice. In mouth, a nice smooth roasted malt with dark fruits, chocolate, powdery, nice and rich. On tap at Arrow and Loon, Oct. 17 2012.
Sammy (8939) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bar Hop Dark Days. Spciy and sweet. I could drink this, but way too much going on. A little cloying.
JoeMcPhee (8565) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown aroma with a thin white head. The aroma is fairly spicy with notes of clove, Demerara sugar a little bit of yeasty fruit and some
sweet yeast character. An unusual sort of treacle/burnt sugar character that I really dig. It’s definitely a sipper but it could make a nice winter warmer type of brew. I’m not sure what Moroccan about it, but that might be above my pay grade.
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012-06-23. Dark amber brown body with a nice beige head. 3+ Sweet malty aroma, modest tangy fruity character. 7+ Flavour is similar, sweet malt core with tangy fruity character, light spice touches if you look. 6+ Smooth average body. Okay. At Session Festival 2012, Toronto
DuffMan (7030) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Medium amber, orange highlights. Aroma is very spicy, cinnamon and mace with brown sugary toasty malts. Palate is pretty much the same, not really feeling the figs. But a tasty brown regardless.
mabel (6723) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4571-20120623] Tap. Fruity light banana malt tang aroma. Hazy, dark red amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Toasted fruity malt flavour has just a hint of banana syrup. Medium body. Interesting to sample. (6/3+/6/3/14) 3.2
(Festival @ Session 99, Toronto, ON)
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at C’est What’s 24th Fest
Aroma soft character , mellow front . Soft yeasty notes, mellow blend in of spice. Interesting in nice way.
Appearance slight haze on amber brown. Creamy large off white top. 4-
Flavor and Palate : mellow mild approach. Soft in character. Mild yet not empty. Slight hints of spice on top of brown malt base.
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught At Session 99, June 23. Pours dark brown with an average size beige head. Slightly mild but nice aroma of dark malt, dark fruit and some light vinous notes (?). Very nice malty flavour along with some chocolate, nuts, dark fruit and a light but pleasant bitter finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. I’m not much of a fan of Brown Ales but this is a solid, really good version of the style.
HogTownHarry (6130) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
June 23, 2012 - draught at "Session 99" - session #2. Lovely colour - hazy deep peachy copper with an average frothy/creamy tan rocky head. Smells like vegetables and fruits - not in a bad way - the figs, dates and raisins are definitely there, as is the cinnamon, plus there is floral bitterness and even some mint and I swear I got sweet potato too. Taste follows - very good; not sweet, just fruity and fig-y "carrot juice without the ’ick’" - not much alcohol or actual beer character - not sweet, it’s vaguely sweet. I was surprise how thin the mouthfeel seemed, and it was definitely under-carbonated - finishes quick, leaves a bit of gritty raisin and date skin aftertaste.