OKBeer (1168) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown in colour with a mostly diminishing thick frothy tan coloured head. Nutty, butterscotch, and slightly sour and winy aroma. Initial hint of caramel flavour, astringent coffee bitterness, and slightly nutty. Similar to recent experiences with Garrison Brown, but a bit more watery and thin.
BeerCriticca (2) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2003 does not count
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Chestnut brown with a small but sustainable creamy head, the brewery's best seller has a mediocre chocolate character with undertones of dough and a faint suggestion of flowery hops. Also far too undercarbonated and watery, this clumsy ale needs either more flavor intensity or some serious refinement.
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 4, 2003
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice drinking brown ale. To its credit it is missing the "sweetness," of most "Brown," beers; again this is what I like. the drinker is apt to have more than one pint rather than saying, " that was an intresting beer," and putting it aside.
Roasted over tones are present, while the chocalate flavors vary with the maltsers. In my opinion the beer has had a disinct chocolate malt over tome as of late. A nice dinker and thank god it is not sweet! Cheers
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 13, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bad. smells promising. bad watery rendition of the style. unfortunately tastes terrible
TimE (2778) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent example of the style with low carbonation, thin creamy head, bitter chocolate, sour nose; coffee like, bitter chocolate, mildy nutty malty taste with a nice slightly sour finish
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate color, darker than brown, with a tan head; roasty aroma with a hint of...lime? Likeable chocolatey flavor, balancing sweetness, wouldn't wanna drink this all night but it's a nice little beer, all most like a darker alt...in fact it reminds me a bit of Schell's Scmaltz's alt!
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild spicy aroma. Body is hoppy and spicy, yet laid back and mellow. Quite a good and interesting brown ale.
presario (4416) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2004 NB: MUST HAVE FRESH!!
Alberta’s premier draft session beer. No gimmicks, no honey just a good beer. Above average malt and mouth feel for the style. A little sweetness in the aftertaste as well. Could use a little more hops.
TipsyMcStager (1120) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a deep brown colour, low head that disappears quickly. A satisfying beer with a touch of bitteness in the finish. If you like something like Newcastle, this is definitely a better beer. Recommended if you can find it.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2000
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2005 Bright golden-brown. Fairly light aroma with hints of caramel. Light bodied, with hints of caramel and light hazelnut. Mouthfeel seems artificially thick. Slightly watery finish.