Crockett (1139) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2017 herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, - AUG 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear brownish amber. Toffee, chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, mildly grassy. Sweet aroma. Slightly boozy. Almost a hint of port. Medium creamy palate. Sweet throughout, with a mild coffee bitterness on the finish. Surprisingly refreshing. Nice smooth balance.
Pours a somewhat sad looking iced tea with a quickly dissipating sudsy soap scum lacing head. Herbal hop nose with brown bread, dull stale yeast, sour fruits, with some earth, brown sugar, and whiffs of smoke. It sounds better than it actually tastes. The palate seems fine, body is thin, but all those flavours are so wishy-washy. Traces of vegetable, lots of caramel, and that cheap powdered lemon ice tea. It could be so much better. This can isn't old, either... but it tastes like it. On a good day, I could see a 3.4-3.5 for a beer of this style and character, but it's just so full of flaws. Jesus Christ... I didn't know it was made by Trafalgar until just this instant. That explains a lot. Tessic (1249) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2017 This brown ale poured a cloudy deep amber with a soapy, minimal head. Scents include candy, glue, roasty light coffee. No lacing. First swig was very thin. Flavours of caramel, smoke and glue? most prominent. Finish is roasty with thin mouthfeel lingering. Sad since the can is so nice looking... paulcliff (68) - - AUG 11, 2017
Sweet malty aroma, and pours an enticing reddish-brown colour with no head. Flavor is rich and chocolately, and finishes smooth and sweet due to malts. An above-average ale that is supposedly patterned after recipes from the 1800s in Canada. I would gladly sip this one again!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Cartoonkhaki (1341) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2017
Clean brown colour with light head. I found that the body balanced with the flavours for me. Light malts with a long bitter. Decent overall. azzurro (502) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2017
Idee très originale. Celle-ci a peut-être restee un peu trop longtemps dans ma reserve, je vais devoir réessayer une plus fraiche.
thorongil2 (3566) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
(bottle) clear, bright, dark reddish amber colour with a medium tall brown head; aroma of milk chocolate, roast; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2016
Bottle from the LCBO. Reddish-brown with a fairly still body and a small tan head. Aroma of sweet roast malt, bit of chocolate and caramel, some dried leaf and a hint of smoke. Flavour follows the aroma pretty much exactly. Body is medium-light, soft on the palate, reminds of a cask ale. Not bad. VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby reddish amber with a short lived beige head. Aroma is malt, biscuit, caramel. Flavor is caramel, red berries, biscuit. Finish is red berries, some light grass. Light to medium body, weak carbonation. Uuurrrff...drain poured. jksipa (1034) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Cloudy dark copper with no head whatsoever. Strong malty nose with vanilla and roasted nuts. Sweet toffee and fruit with some smokiness and a light leafy bitterness. Nuttiness appears in the finish. Medium- slick mouth with VERY soft carbonation. Quite enjoyable despite the carbonation. I would have thought this was just a bad bottle but other reviews have indicated the same. Tranquillity (2564) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2015
Bottled. Almost no head, brown clear body. The aroma is malty, a bit roasted. The taste is a bit burnt, with a lot of malts. Quite weak flavor even though I drink it at room temp.