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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
Draught at the brewery
Dark mahogany color. A lean Ale, with a quite good mix of caramel and chocolate malts; quite dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2000
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lubiere (11004) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2007
A reddish brown ale with a thin dissipating off white head. In aroma, strong diacetyl with light sulfury notes...and this is relatively fresh. In mouth, a sourish brew with lacvtic notes, light burned roasted nuts, but rather unimpressed, another bad batch from WR. 330 mL bottle from Presario.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Date: 03/07/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head,
Aroma: big sweet butter aroma with some hidden chocolate,
Flavor: dry chocolate flavor, lots of the sweet dyactyl, follows with lots of astrengent bitterness,

Aroma: 2/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 4/20
Rating: 1.4/5.0
Drinkability: 2/10
Score: -/4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9443) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8423) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (8418) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2010
341 ml bottle. From Calgary, AB, Canada.
Dark reddish brown colour with small tan head. Roasted dark malt, chocolate and some coffee in aroma. Quite crisp roasted malt, some bitter hops and mild chocolate and coffee in flavour. Fizzy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7836) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2006
Clear nut brown, rich choco-caramel aromas. same on the palate with a nutty accent. Decent enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2008
[791-20071102] Tap @ Wild Rose (Calgary, AB). Malty chocolate aroma. Clear, dark brown body with a long-lasting creamy white head and nice lacing. Brown hay malt flavour with a bit of basketball plastic. Medium body. Noticeable alcohol, a little boring.

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