albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 27, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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 Iíve had MUCH better.
Sammy (7720) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Celebration November 2004 at CapFluís 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.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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?
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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 didnít have anything going. Slight malt flavor that you pick up in any other beer.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2004
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 9, 2004
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle, ingested in the company of CapFlu, tiggmtl, Rastacouere, Beerhugger, Radiomgb, and DumDum in Ottawa. Coffee, butter and some tropical nuts in the nose; I have more tolerance for diacetyl than some, and I found it reasonable. Foggy medium brown color. On the tongue, the initial hope for something decent fades as it becomes syrupy, oily, redolent of rancid nuts, sour and too-heavily carbonated at the finish. Not absolutely horrible, but our samples were too much so...drain pour.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Coffee and diacetyl aroma is sweet and oily. Dark brown body with tan head that recedes to generous cover. Sour, roasty and citrusy lemon flavours. Thin. Bottle sampled with beerhugger, CapFlu, DumDum, muzzlehatch, radiomgb and Rastacouere. Thanks, Presario...
CapFlu (4245) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(1 litre glass bottle) Poured a medium-sized, almond-coloured foamy head with a deep brown body. The nose definitely was of coffee-chocolate as per the description though I was not keen on the labelled-idea: "its the best brown in town... and we are so sure that if you try this ale and do not agree, we invite you to buy one of our other three beers." Wow... that is some guarantee!!! Well - I did not get DOWN WITH THE BROWN though I suspect that it may have spoiled since it was thin, watery and mildly soured.
pootzboy (1569) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2004 Saved this bottle from my Calgary trip it was bottled the day I bought it at the brewery and was about 3 weeks old when I cracked it...still nice and fresh but I assume this beer does not last long on the shelf. Poured a clear, deep red-chestnut color with a nice toffee colored frothy cap that laced out quickly. Delicate aromas of grassy hops caramel, cocoa and spices....very nice! Starts with a big whack of bitter-sweet nutty malts some evidence of spicy tang then the finish is mellow and light with a buttery after taste. Das smachts gut! The best offering from this brewer and arguably Calgaryís best drinking micro ale.