Brewed by Canoe Brewpub
Style: Brown Ale
Victoria, Canada


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
texasbeerlover (9) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2005 does not count
: Described as chocolaty and roasty but not too heavy. Very dark brown. Not as much chocolate aroma as I would like (Baird?). Hop aroma present, but not too noticeable. Perhaps a little more chocolate malt than I use, but not much (~7%). Very drinkable, with a nice chocolate character, more roasty than ours. Finishes nice and smooth with NO aftertaste. Very much enjoyed conversing with the staff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonas (7185) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2003
Hop aroma. Red-black with a creamy head. Burned coffee on the palate, earth and smoke aftertaste. Relative lightbodied, but other than that it could go through as a stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Draught at Canoe; clear dark brown to red with small beige head; aroma-coffee, cocoa, caramel; taste-medium sweetness and bitterness, full body, thick. Good porter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (13836) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
Draft - Caramel and toasted malts. Almost jet brown with a light brown rich head. Roasted malts, nutty, molasses and some light prune notes. Very nice with a great body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stephen louis (165) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2004
On the pour: black mahogany with a tan head,crazy lacing.bitter coffee/chocolate nose. On taste:Sweet crystal malt for about a nano-second that goes into chocolate malt,just before the dark malt kicks in there is a little bit of hop bitterness too.The middle is a basic dark chocolate malt and golding blend,done right,the finish is coffee and hops. On body:This is a very creamy finishing beer,yet with a dry start,a reasonable body,some thickness on the tongue all in all a real nice beer.. This is a brown ale not a stout,so comparing it to one is like apples to oranges.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2046) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Aroma is caramel, mollases, lightly nutty, light chocolate. Taste is chocolate, caramel, hazelnut, nice body, brown with a tan head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LarryBeast (616) - - APR 15, 2013
Growler from Canoe. Very dark reddish brown with thin beige head. Big roasty aroma of coffee and cocoa with hazelnut and a little dark fruit thrown in. Smoky sweetness tinged by soft (and late) hop bitterness. Fuller-bodied, flat but smooth. Good complexity, lively character. May be Canoes best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Druid (101) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2013
A very nice easy drinking beer, especially if you like dark beers. Heavy chocolate and coffee aromas. Pours a nice dark red - brown colour and has a very smooth if slightly sweet taste that has a variable length finish. Bitterness tends to come out right at the end of the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9617) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A veil of creamy head leaves decorative lacing around an obscure brown with burgundy hues.
-Sweet chestnuts atop roastiness form a meek perfume.
-Roastiness takes the lead in the flavor, but plenty of caramel and hazelnuts sweeten the deal.
-A silky mouthfeel is created by these malts; well-fed yet perfectly drinkable.

What if you dig deeper?
-Subtle citrusy, herbal hops link the roasted and chocolate malts well.
-Dark chocolate soundly makes its way to the malts reach, a sign of its complexity.
-It finishes smoothly with just enough of a roasted malt bitterness and sweet cherry fruitiness to please.
-This is definitely reminiscent of Bedondaines own Noix de Marmotte brown ale.
-An expertly carved monument to brown ales which remains accessible to most beholders.

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