smannan (2) - - NOV 6, 2012 does not count
Pours nicely, great dark colour, nice consistency. Aroma is complex and pleasant. Great finish. jwalk4 (1) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2015 does not count
This beer accomplishes all that it set out to be: a brown/mild ale with a taste and aroma that is reminiscent of flavors and ages long past. Served warm, as is suggested on the bottle, the beer seems to reluctantly release a bouquet of roasted nuts, malt, and toffee reinforced with a sweet backbone of brown sugar. The aroma gives way to the taste which again bathes the senses in warm nutty and toffee flavors. Biscuit flavors appear too. At the end of the sip, the drinker is treated to a mild hop bitterness that is only perceptible by mouthfeel, not by hop flavor. This beer has a clear and deep reddish brown colour, and is a real treat with a plate of pretzels on an autumn afternoon. Enjoy. bunget (985) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2012
500ml bottle. Deep clear copper-brown body, small beige head, decent retention. Aroma of caramel, coffee, toasted rye bread, floral hops, plums. Taste of good amount of roasted malt, floral hops, caramel, croutons, roasted pecans. Interesting aftertaste on the tip of the tongue, sort of a bitter numbness. lukin (634) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2012
bottle. Deep ruby colour. Strong malty arome. Taste is nutty, earthy, wood, some chocolate malts. Very enjoyable. cfrancis (3446) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2012
Pours a clear dark brown with a small thin white top. Aroma is mild nuttiness, toffee and a hint of roasty. Taste has a nice round roasted and nutty body. Small toffee.
LarryBeast (616) - - JUL 6, 2012
500ml botttle. Big roast aroma followed by coffee, earthy sod, caramel. Pours Dr. Pepper-coloured minus the fiz. Hearty and substantial, full-bodied, well-balanced, tangy/hoppy finish. Delicious and lacking any significant flaws. An excellent surprise courtesy of a brewery I hadn’t heard of. kevinsenn (2213) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
Surprising new 500mL bottle at LCBO. Pours a clear ruby/brown, with a thin beige head. Creamy roasty aroma with some English hops. Rich sweet taste - creamy, roasty, and nutty - with a moderate lingering bitterness. Good body, light carbonation. A really solid beer. JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
500mL bottle from my likcboe. Pours a dark amber with a tiny off-white head. Aroma is nice, highlighted by roasted caramalts, toffee, and hint of coffee. Flavour has the same pleasant malty character that features in the aroma, with a mildly bitter roasty finish. Lighter body with moderate carbonation. Over-all pretty sweet but not in a cloying way. Not very complex but that definitely was not the intention, so I think this is very good for what it is. If I were a Red Coat in the early 19th century, I’d be pretty happy to throw back my daily rations of two pints of this decent beer. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
Bottle, LCBO. Murky dark brown pour, very little head, bubbly thin what is there. Roast, coffee, molasses, nuttiness from a very intriguing aroma. Taste - classic sweet nut brown flavour up front over a watery thin to medium body (which suits the style here actually). Large roast and nut brown sweetness in linger - really nice. A really nice throw back brown ale / almost old school English porter; what a lovely surprise. I will buy more of this one. solidfunk (8954) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Holy hell, I gotta give it to these guys for finally putting a good one through. Pours kind of reddish brown, quickly dead head. Pretty high carbonation. Smells of roast malt, tastes smoked, hoppy and even some coffee dark. A nice, powerful musk hangs around in the air inside my throat for a protracted time after a sip. Bottle.