Cavie (3548) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour. Pretty roasted chocolaty aroma. Slightly bland taste but interesting none the less.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a nice reddish-brown with a creamy pale tan head, with very nice lacing. Nose is nice and roasty, some coffee/chocolate character here, also some thinness. Nose seems to slip away from you, the more you try to get out of it, the less there is to smell. Palate is nice and big and broad, with nuttiness, roastiness, and some salt, but also a faint metallic edge. A good brown, but simple, and with faults. Like all Wild Rose beers, is better (in fact quite good!) on tap.
VertBaconStrips (1947) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Got that tiny brewery taste - the one where all the beers have the same taste. Appearance is a hint to your beer right off the bat - poured near zero head that vanished before I got into the basement to review it. Decent clear brown though. Looks really flat. Aroma comes out after warming - why is this smoked? That makes no sense at all. Everything else is malts and nailpolish. Actually, there are hops too. Taste is decent enough - something roasted, fake mini-brewery sweetness that is so common, bread, harsh caramel. Comes across too smooth (not quite Sunny-D, but going there), nearly flat but some carbs save it, dry and super mild bitter aftertaste. Could be better, could be worse.
Cirrhosis (1143) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beer pours a pretty dark brown but produced zero head just some extremely small bubbles where floating in random locations on the top of the brew, this beer is pretty boring looking. The aroma was surprisingly complex, wet smoked wood, dark cherries, and even some dark chocolate, but even with all that the aroma was rather week and nothing that got me excited. A bitter mild coffee flavor is the first thing I notice, and some very week chocolate and roasted malts. This beer is very strange itís almost like a very weak flavored porter, the mouth feel was very light and thin feeling. Beer was drinkable but nothing Iíll ever crave are buy again on my own."
JoeZasada (275) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. aroma of toffee and cream. Tastes of nuts and toffee, with a bit of chocolate. Full bodied. Pretty good.
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark red/brown with little head. Aroma is nutty with, caramel, chocolate, coffee, and cream. Tastes pretty much the same. This beer is a little too sweet and not really interesting, but still a decent beer.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
FRom 330ml bottle. Smells of grass and malt. Nice deep brown colour Great flavor, notes of chocolate, malt, a little bit of coffee as well. A really solid well rounded brown ale. I like it alot.
GregClow (2795) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep ruby-brown with a wispy off-white head. Light but appealing aroma of toasted malt and mild cocoa. Thinner body that I like in the style, but still OK. Flavour is nice a straightforward - toasted malt, a bit of caramel and hazelnut, moderately dry finish with a mellow bitterness. A decent brown.
Proteus93 (65) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice, deep chestnut brown. Whitish head, short lived, Light rim of head left behind.
Toasty, slightly sweet malts. Flavour is similar. The malts are the primary focus here, and it works out quite nicely. A touch of breadiness. A somewhat cola-like quality in flavour... or like root beer? Interesting, to say the least.
A bit thin in body. Carbonation is about right. This would be a good cask candidate. An easy going 5%. Very straight forward brown, done well enough, against some stiff competition.
patricks110 (1486) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2008 Draught at Bottlescrew Bills, Calgary AB. Dark rich chocalate brown colour. Aroma of nuts, caramel and chocalate. Slight unfornunate aftertaste of bitter and sour hops. Medium bodied and crisp. Overall, a pretty good beer by Wild Rose.