Skyview (5942) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2008
On draught at the brewpub in downtown Victoria, BC. Pours a dark reddish copper brew with a creamy beige head that has some nice retention and good lacing. Aroma of crystal crisp malt, some roasted nuts, a touch of coffee and tobacco. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonated with flavors of roasted dark malt, citrus zest, pipe tobacco, and a touch of coffee. Finish is semi-sweet at first and then a mild dry aftertaste. Overall this is one of the better beers I sampled at the brewpub as it has a nice balance of bitterness and malt flavors. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2008
[1075-20080201] 650mL (c/o GregClow, w/ him, blankboy, jerc, mds). Earthy dirt-covered old poo malt aroma with a stale sweet background. Clear, dark wine red body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Flavour has coffee roasted grain malt characteristics with a solid earthy base. Medium body is a little thin. Interesting. blankboy (7662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2008
Bottle (650ml) shared with jerc, mabel, GregClow & mds -- courtesy of GregClow. Pours a deep ruby-brown with an average size diminishing tan head. Aroma’s pretty roasty with some coffee and a hint of smoke. Slightly watery flavour of lightly roasted malt along with notes of coffee and nuts. Average bodied. A decent Brown Ale. mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
Bottle. Pours a ruby-mahogany body with a white ring of head. The aroma is bready with sweet malts and light cocoa. The flavour is watery with a midly toasty palate and notes of almond. jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2008
2008-02-01. Bottle. Dark brown body with a small beige head. Roasty malt aroma, toasty notes and a very slight note of oxidation. Similar flavours but a touch more muted, roasty malt is dominant character. Averate to thin palate. Decent, touch thin at times. Roast does not do it for me personally but it is an interesting brown ale.
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2008
Bottle shared with jerc, mabel, blankboy & mds - my bottle. Dark ruby-brown with a small off-white head. Sweet and roasty aroma with notes of dark malt and coffee, a bit of smoke and tobacco leaf, and an interesting earthiness that I couldn’t quite place. Medium bodied. Full roasty flavour with notes of molasses, malt, coffee and nuts. Pretty decent. jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2007
on tap-pours a light tan head that laces and black color with red tint. Aroma is dark malt-molasses. Taste is dark malt-sweet molasses, roasty, faint hops. Mild carbonation. Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2007
7/14/07 On draught at the brewery. Aroma is caramel forward followed by light roast, cream, light citrus and a low fresh hop character. Appearance is at the dark end of the spectrum for the style with an off-white head. Flavor is a medium intensity malt/bittering character with citrus, a low dried fruit character and a resin finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy, with a medium carb bite. Overall, this is a very cool brown with a great complexity for the style. TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2007
Sour malty aroma. Nice dark brown with thick head. Roastiness, malt. Sour, uneven finish. mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2007
Pours a hazy dark brown with a ice off-white head and some lace. Aroma of brown sugar, Hoisin sauce, and hints of vanilla & maple. Tastes lightly smoked, sweet brown malt is well balanced by light roastiness. Warm aftertaste with nice anglohops and a hint of diacetyl. Watery slightly creamy and overcarbonated body. Excellent brown ale flavour, but watery finish detracts. Not bad.