Brewed by Hockley Valley Brewing & Malting Company
Style: Brown Ale
Orangeville, Canada


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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2006
500 ml can, 5% a/v Looks pretty much like a glass of coke! Brownish head which quickly dissapates. Smells malty with floral/fruit undertones. Tastes almost woody, with an aftertaste of malt. Definetly a delicious brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2006
Not bif into this type of ale, bad this I would easliy drink again. The one litre botttle wasnt enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (6025) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2005
Bottle: Poured a clear dark color ale with nice foamy dark brown head with good retention. Aroma of English malt with floral undertone is easily distinguishable. Taste is very refreshing wit a good roasted malt presence and a bitter finish with a good balance of what seems like English hops. Body is a bit thin but overall this is a very enjoyable drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2005
A very nice, unusual-looking dark with nuances of black, dark brown and purple concentrating in different areas of the glass. Subtle, pleasant aromas of dark malt, coffee and milk chocolate. Plush, creamy palate is exceptionally smooth. Chocolate flavours abound, and evolve from a milk chocolate beginning to a dark, almost bitter chocolate finish. The type of beer you use to convert a non-beer-drinker into a beer drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 22, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2005 Can and 1L bottle. Pours a dark chestnut color with a fluffy off-white head. Nice earthy/malty/chocolate aroma. Dominant malts in the flavor, a little sweet malt which is offset by the roasted/burnt notes. Not bad at all, especially as a warmer on a cool autumn day. Worth buying again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3352) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2005
500ml can. Deep brown in colour, head is tan and compact. Dark malt aroma. Flavour is again dark malt, roasty, dark chocolate notes, trace black licorice. Finish has some roasty asrtingincy. Quite a satisfying pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2005
Can. Pours a dark ruby-black with a large light-brown rocky head. The aroma, which I really like, is of roasted malt, milk chocolate and caramel. The flavour starts with roasted malt and caramel then ends with a nutty lightly bitter taste. Nicely balanced with a good amount of carbonation. This is a well made quality beer and I get it often.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (5142) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 4, 2005
Thanks to a friend who brought it from Canada. Thick, fluffy tan(ish) head, dissipates at a medium pace. Extremely dark red/brown. Brown ale ? Maybe. Dunkel like. Malty aroma, nothing special, but nothing bad. The flavor consists of liquorice, caramel malts and nothing much else, simple but nice. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6379) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Can (500ml). Poured a deep black with ruby edges against a strong light, very clear - an average light brown, creamy head with a few darker spots, fair lacing. The aroma is quite light - chocolate, medium hops, roasted malt and grains, and after a bit of warming interesting roast chestnut and root beer sweetness. Taste is grainy-bitter, semi-sweet chocolate, quite a bit of average strength hop & grain, some vanilla over top of it all. After a balanced start, it heads toward slightly bitter, with a grainy, woody finish. A slightly thick, sticky mouthfeel. A very interesting dark - definitely not a stout or porter - I will buy it again and am proud a southern ontario craft brewer does a good dark beer; it would be lovely on cask!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2005
07.12.05 500ml can, non-nitro. Dark ruby brown, sparkling and clear, under an average sized light brown froth of diminishing suds. Average malts for a brown ale, caramel, toasty nuts; light grass and mild celery with hints of earth and wet leaves. Dr. Pepper notes as well, touches of cardboard and dates. Thin and light body is somewhat mineral, lively. Finish is earthy astringent with a detritus/acid tannic bite. I wish the acid-sourness was more assertive, otherwise its one of the better canned beers Ive ever enjoyed.

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