j12601 (13188) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 21, 2012
Can courtesy of John at Half Time, which I brought totasting at Max’s for Sam’s visit. Pours a dark black with a thin to medium sized tan head. Smells of paper and roast. Light coffee and dirty things. Coffee, but watered down and greasy. Finishes up with some roast and watered down cocoa. Meh. jtclockwork (17353) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2012
Can shared by Jay at MaxxDaddy’s tasting. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of coffee, hops and water. Hints of diaper in the nose. Light watery body. italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle shared at the NY Meet the TURD tasting; thanks j12601. Pours a dark, thin brown. Aroma of coffee, nuts, and band aid. Slightly sour and watery. Moderate nutty malt flavor. Slight strawberry in the finish to go with dark nutty malt. Odd and a bit off. Metalchopz (3583) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
Originally rated August 2004. Poured a deep amber colour with a beautiful creamy beige head that settled quickly. Left a small amount of lacing. Smelt malty with hints of molasse and tuna (yes... tuna - I know that does not sound pleasant, but it did not ruin the nose). The flavour was matly caramel / coffee with a smooth bitter start and a dry finish. Beats the hell out of Newcastle’s english brown ale. OntBeerDrinker (513) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2012
2 finger head. dark bit brown no seeing throw see some carbonation most hiding in darkness. Looks really good. Taste is some sort of a lemon sourness I am used to with dark ales. heavybodied, can taste some chocolate,caremal,& liuorice witch is the stuff I smell 2 but it needs more ughmth the best parts r lacking in how good they could be & then there is an oddness 2 it. Good but far fropm great. cheer’s!
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 5, 2012
473ml can. This brown ale is very much like a lighter porter, which actually works pretty well. Taste and aroma hit roast malt, coffee and toffee notes but are less forceful than a porter or stout and the body is definitely medium. Overall, a good choice if you want something lighter on the dark ale spectrum.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mansquito (6971) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2012
The Beer Store 500ml can ($2.65): Pours a dark brown color with a tannish head. Aroma is mostly roasted malt. Taste is a little bit sweet. Finish is not so great; it is a little metallic and watery. A tiny bit of hops are present. Mostly just malty. Feels kind of light. Ok. DeanF (2529) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2012
500ml can, found somewhere in the cold climes of Ottawa. Hey, I’m from further north, so all the cold-weather paranoia really doesn’t mean much to me. Minus eight? Shorts and sleeves weather!! I think this one is a four for appearance, the head is good and the body is a solid dark brown-burgundy hue. The aroma is all simple malts, nothing exciting. The flavour is much the same - malty flavours all over the place, watery finish. No complexity, no enticing mouthfeel. A shame, really - this could have (and -should- have) been much better. ILduce (285) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle LCBO: Pours an opaque black/brown with huge beige head which left in a hurry. Aromas of coffee and dark chocolate notes. Taste is dark chocolate-covered cherries backed by solid malt presence. Sticky mouthfeel. Not as rich as it could be. Just decent. pushkinwow (2909) - Ottawa, CANADA - OCT 30, 2011
Can. Mahogany with a tan head. Medium roast malts (like a porter), some coffee, bittersweet chocolate, grains and nuts. Decent carbonation, bit thin, somewhat sweet, can almost taste the grains, bit dry (almost like some powder bittersweet chocolate is mixed in), slightly off finish. An interesting beer but things just don’t blend together correctly.