Spab (4069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
355 ml bottle from brewery. Pours a clear chestnut colour with thin light tan head. Aroma is toasty with caramel and nuts. Flavour is toasty grains, caramel, nuts and a mild bitterness. Average body. Nothing wild but decent. lesifflebiere (1928) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
Assez foncée, couleur cola à la lumière, avec une mousse couleur crème. Bien maltée en nez ; ses arômes de grains rôtis se transposent en bouche, où le mélange est bien rond, variant entre le torréfié, le sucre d’orge et les noisettes. Plutôt simple, aurait profité d’un houblonnage plus intense, mais le tout est réellement agréable. Offrande solide de la part de cette brasserie ontarienne. piscator34 (2647) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Draft sample. Pale amber in colour with strong carbonation. Aromas are of bready and caramel-like malts, along with minerals. Flavors are of simplistic bready malts and a residual table sugar sweetness. Pretty bland overall. Reminds me a bit of Creemore or Barking Squirrel, but less good. AleRider78 (1452) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
"Purchased a growler at the brewery. Poured minimal head. A nice red amber appearance. Decent lacing. Aroma of malts. Taste is also malty, with some more bitter type fruits escaping me (Cherry, grapes, maybe, but just hints of it). Spicy, but not too bitter finish. Pretty good! ametras (1731) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
On tap at The Cheshire Cat. Clear copper with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, nuts and grassy hops. Taste is toffee and bready malts. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, thin texture.
solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Not super interesting but a good go-to in Ottawa non-craft brew pubs. Pours dark amber with some roast malt and a little hoppy bitterness. Good for pitcher session at Mugshots. Tap. Nilz (523) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2013
On tap at ’The Swan on the Rideau’ a reddish ale with a moderate aroma of malty and hops. Tasted a mild bitterness with hops and dark malt. mnurda (1298) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
On tap at delta in Ottawa. Not as brown as I thought. Somewhat Bland tasting.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jercraigs (10867) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
2013-05-10. Dark red brown nice head. Malty, dryish light bitterness throughout. Lingering dry malt lightly toasty. Dryish toasty malt aroma, light caramel . Fairly simple, not bad. On tap at Darcy McGee’s, Ottawa Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
Growler from the brewery. Dark brown pour, oily yet creamy tan head. Sweet dark malt in aroma. Taste - enjoyable. Light to medium body, lots of nutty sweet dark malt flavour, some bitterness in short finish - a little more bitterness than I was expecting actually (thanks!). This was certainly the most mainstream of the three beers I bought from this brewery, and that is fine - it is an appealing ale that will certainly convert a few. And I will buy it again as there is lots here to like (and session) without ever getting too complex. Glad I have a growler to enjoy (and rate from).