HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Fiend (104) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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...
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
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 I’ve had MUCH better.
Sammy (8027) - 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 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.
Rastacouere (6106) - 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 didn’t 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.