Tessic (840) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This IBA poured a deep brown colour with a big, beautiful, tan coloured, rocky head. Not much lacing. To the nose there are scents of gravy, dough and dark malts. Very strong smelling in the gravy dept. First sip was interesting with strong hop flavours and roasted malts with a little caramel and light coffee. Finish is bitter withy the roasted malts and coffee lingering.
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
473ml can thanks to grub.
Appearance : Clear deep brown with small head. Light lacing.
Aroma : Resinous and slightly citrusy hops with dark caramel notes. Toffee and light roasted malt notes.
Taste : Caramel with resinous and citrusy hops. Light piny notes. Light malt. Finish gets maltier with caramel and resinous hops.
Palate : Carbonation is fairly soft. Nice fit to the beer.
Overall : Nice hop profile. Nice caramel. There is something that bother me a bit on the nose... maybe some light veggy notes. Nice citrusy hops on finish. Quite drinkable and decently made.
robinvboyer (3067) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nutty, good cereal malts, light citrus, piney hops. Lovely pine resin finish with a shot of nutty, woody malts. Great stuff.
Boutip (4669) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can: Poured a clear medium brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of grainy malt with light dry caramel notes with some funky and lightly citrusy hops notes. Taste is a weird mix between some unrefined grainy cereal notes and some stale hoppy notes with light citrus undertones. Body is about average with good carbonation. I either got a bad can of this or maybe it just didn’t fit my style but I though the hops were stale and lacking and the malt base used wasn’t the greatest.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2013 [4307-20120225] Tap. Mild dusty grains aroma. Slightly hazy, dark mahogany red body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Muted dusty fruit grains flavour. Medium body. Simple, good. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)
[5087B-20130131] Tap. Mild caramel grains aroma. Clear, bright amber body with a quick foamy white head. Toasted grains flavour has a bit of a fruity tone. Medium body. Interesting. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(@ Bar Hop, Toronto, ON)
kevinsenn (1057) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from brewery, kindly picked up by PaulHegedus. Pours clear and dark brown, with a white head. Mild caramelly hoppy roasty aroma. Big roasty malty flavour, with some fruity hops and a bitter finish.
garthicus (2661) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Burger Bar. Appearance: Murky rusty brown, small off white head. Aroma: nicely hopped, a little spice, a little sour too. Flavour: Bitter with a good hop profile, quite malty, long bitter finish. Nice.
Marheb (2001) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
En fût au Gambrinus, London, Ont.:Corps caramel touffu, plein de rondeur avec une morsure végétale et d’agrumes. Moyenne amertume bien supporté par la richesse du malt. Très agréable.
rob6239 (621) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An interesting mix. On at Food & Drink Fest Hamilton. Seemed more to me like a chocolate stout than a brown ale and couldn’t detect much hops in the aroma or taste.
cyrenaica (966) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I tried this beer on March 9, 2012 at "C’est What" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I wish I had my camera with me because this has to be the cheapest packaging I have ever seen.......a generic aluminum can with a 2" diameter sticker denoting what’s inside. The beer pours a translucent dark brown colour (when held to light) with a thin white creamy head. First aroma is dish soap, followed by some nut malt, roast, and coffee notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavour is coffee, chocolate, and some sweet caramel hints. Not very hoppy.