Brewed by Wild Rose Brewery
Style: Brown Ale
Calgary, Canada


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A dark ruby red-brown ale with a distinctive coffee-chocolate character. Don't let the dark color and robust flavor fool you--it's a medium bodied beer with a clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 November 2007. Draft at the brewpub. Dark ruby tinged brown body with an off white head. Musty grainy aroma, hint of roast. Mild malty lightly roast flavour is simple but solid. Average palate. Quite quaffable, pleasant. Very glad I got a chance to re-rate a fresh sample. 7/3+/7/3/14-15 <P>December 2005. Bottle from Premier in Halifax. Slightly hazy brown body, with a tiny white head. Very mild sourness in the aroma from the glass, while a sniff from the bottle yields deliciously rounded cocoa. Flavour has a tang to it, with sweet malt and a touch of cocoa peaking out. Average to thin palate. 5/3/5/3/9 - 2.5

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HogTownHarry (6302) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2005
Bottle (1000ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc, tupalev - courtesy of blankboy. Poured dark murky reddish-brown with a minimal foamy diminishing head. Smells of skim chocolate milk, a bit funky and sour, stale spices - not really appealing (smells nice out of the bottle neck, sour from the glass - odd). Taste is initially dishwater sour, didn’t like it at all, but I went back and tried again and it was drinkable, with light roast malt, stale hops - a thin, watery, sour brown ale, but not horrible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fiend (104) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2005
Medium brown color, quick fading head. This beer was a pretty easy drinking ale...but mediocre is the best word to describe it. I like the fact it is a local beer though...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2005
1 L bottle. Deep brown colour, thin white head. Nutty aroma, malty caramel sweetness with faint earthiness in back. Falvour is a bit chewy and malty. Breadiness and tofee. Flavour is well-balanced, malty, earthy with a sweetish finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 27, 2005
CLoudy dark brown with small head quickly changing to a ring. I smell nuts, chocolate, butterscotch and a sour something or other Thin bodied, a bit watery. Roasted finish with some hop bitterness. Not bad but I’ve had MUCH better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9686) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
creamy drink. Well carbonated brown with nuttiness. Drop of sourness masked by good malt profile.Fresh from the brewery, thanks Pootz for sharing. Bit oily coffeee injected consistency, and licorice on aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
radiomgb (2521) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2004
Celebration November 2004 at CapFlu’s place. Dark brown in colour. Aroma of coffee, butter and slightly sweet. Flavour was chalky, light sourness. Fizzy mouthfeel, thin body and high carbonation. Finishes sour and coating. Not that great. Thanks for bringing this tiggmtl.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2004
1L. Cloudy dark chestnut brown. Lactic sheets cover diacetyl and margarine like coffee hints. Oily flavor with an off leafiness. Lactic, almost balsamic at times, but the most annoying is the buttery coffee. All this while being very carbonated makes me a sad boy. I assume it was not fresh?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2004
Thanks to my future sister-in-law for this one. 1 liter bottle all to myself. Too bad is was a boring beer. Nothing wrong with it. Just didn’t have anything going. Slight malt flavor that you pick up in any other beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2004
Big bottle - too big - shared between 7 people. Even so our samples were too large. Coffee and buttery sweet malt aromas from a murky odd brown coloured beer. Thin and oily but not the oily you expect accompanied by nuttiness in a brown ale. Something sour and out-of-place dominates the flavour of this thin-in-the-mouth offering. Finished dry and, sadly, slowly. Never-the-less, cheers to CapFlu for this one.

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