laurenspoons (12) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2016
One of the best dark beers Iíve experienced. Coffee notes that are delicate yet rich. Clean and smooth. Pours a robust head. jonaldjames (15) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2015
Pours caramel brown with a light, dissipating beige head. Aroma of molasses, malts, sweet breads, and subtle vanilla on the nose. Flavour has more molasses upfront with hints of candied sugar, hay, raisin. Light bodied and mildly carbonated. Finishes clean with a pleasant lingering hoppiness. A nice go-to dark ale. spankafied (3) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2010 does not count
Beautiful full flavor, well suited to rich stews and roasts featuring slow cooked red meats. Mucca (27) - - JUL 13, 2013
Pours dark with a small tan coloured head. Smooth crisp flavour. Easy to enjoy and one everyone should try.
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Poured out a rocky decent sized light brown head with minimal lacing that sits on top of a very deep brown beer. The spotty lacing does continue to be produced throughout the entire time. The aroma is excellent and pretty much like they claim - very nutty, toffee, chocolate, light roast, weak molasses, and a mild cigar smell. The taste is no slouch either with a huge malt presence, toffee, roast, caramel and a well placed and properly portioned tart bitterness. Oh and when warmer near the bottom of my glass I found a mild candy licorice taste. Interesting to note is that the bitterness of the roast never once overpowers the tongue. Light medium bodied, very smooth with an immediate and perfect sweet uprising that fades into the nutty and roasted malt aftertaste. Minor bitter remnants. This is a superior beer looking down on any other Iíve had before in the style, including those with heavy flavours and usually over bittered like Rogue Nut Brown. In my book this beer makes a serious case for 10ís in aroma, taste and overall ratings. In fact, I just changed the aroma to a 10 and seriously contemplating giving this beer a 4.5+ rating. I guess that will have to wait until I get another can, if I ever do.
Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2009
A rich rusty dark brown, head went fast, very light. Nose; boiled oranges, nutmeg, grass, mushroom>earth, very malty. Mouth; very mellow, creamy, roast nuts, sweet, layers of complexity. Very nice, very enjoyable. Best brown ale Iíve ever had? FlashParker (85) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
Sample pack. Mount Albert, Canada.
Woody aroma. Is barky a word? This is barky. I dig it; nice and strong, like I was hoping it would be. Great pour, deep mahogany. Solid head. Starts of very well. Very creamy taste - silky smooth. Instant gratification. Woody, malty, choco. a little thin for my liking, but thatís a minor thing. Otherwise, I am impressed by this guy. thewakingwest (16) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2017
Really love this beer, great dark easy drinking beer with lots of flavour. Highly recommended to anyone who likes dark beer. JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 18, 2006
Poured out of the 500 mL can a really heavy dark tan head of big frothy bubbles. Everything else is a dark, opaque brown with red at the edges. The head hung around for longer than expected, remained a lacy topping throughout.
Aroma is mild grassy hops (it gets grassier as it warms), sweet molasses and toasted malt.
Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with pleasant spicy carbonation thatís more intense than usual.
Right away I detect grape sweetness on the tongue, some honey (more as it warms), mild hoppy bitterness. Some roasted coffee beans hang around. In the aftertaste, I get a bit of tangy chocolate.
I enjoy this one quite a bit. It goes the extra distance without trying to be too explosive or too showy. Good to have on a warm summer night on the patio. chops (60) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2008
473 ml can fromt the LCBO. Dark, lots of enjoyable flavors. One of my favorite local beers. I will definetly buy this again.