DeanF (2647) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2018 WVHouseofBeer (1108) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall this was an average to slightly above average brown ale. Pretty forgettable but serviceable. Looks good, smells and tastes mostly of chocolate, nuts and caramel but are a little too light. Medium bodied.
Aroma of soft barley, this is much blacker than I would expect for a brown ale but that’s okay we still love you. Flavour is bitter stout like without much malt character that I was hoping for. Kind of thin on the mouth. Reminds me more of a bad stout than anything else. azzurro (510) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2017
This was a gift from a volleyball friend, from his trip to the East Coast. That is how a scotch brown ale should taste. Very nice. Ferris (17173) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2016
Bottle - Cocoa and some chocolate. Deep brown with a small beige head. Nice chocolate and roast cocoa. Long finish with some bitterness. mcberko (19886) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2016
500mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out dark fruits upfront, followed by toasted malt and a little caramel. Flavour is along the same lines, with dry toasted caramel and bready malts. Dry and fairly lifeless. It’s competently brewed, but nothing special. Meh. Holdwine (1240) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Malty, malty, malty. Roasted layers of toffee, chocolate and cereal. Then a surprisingly crisp finish and off to the next step. The lack of a follow through keeps the score a bit low.
Lubiere (14262) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2016
A dark brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light grassy hops, light mineral notes, light treacle, OK. In mouth, a nice nutty caramel malt with light grassy hops, light mineral notes, light oily mouth feel, Chestnut, OK. Bottle at Cornwall Summer Beer fest 2016. chinchill (5397) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2016
On tap in at the brewpub in Halifax.
Slightly more bitter than average for style, and with malts that lean more than usual towards dark roast. A touch of smoke comes with the dark malts.
Excellent head and lacing over a clear but very dark brown body. Bierdimpfe (640) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
Almost opaque dark brown color with a copper hue and subtle visible activity. Extra creamy beige 3 finger head lasting around 10 minutes with strong legs.
Aromas and flavors of molasses, chocolate, coffee, nuts, caramel, fruits, herbal spices. Well intensified sweet taste from quality sugary elements and dark fruits coupled with some sharp super earthy and roasted nuts feel.
Creamy medium body with subtle carbonation. Short but balanced finish ending with a slightly dry spiciness but a strong chalky roasted earthy feel that is still pleasant.
Overall : Great craft; balanced complex rich and delicious flavors that are not too spicy while refreshing and accessible, but the nose is a little faint with a slight metal feel. dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Pours brown, not too surprisingly. Aroma and taste lean more to the sweet than the nutty. Simple but smooth. Alpha10 (864) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2015
2015/11/28 - Pours a dark brown mahogany colour with a thin, khaki head that quickly reduces. Aroma is bread, nuts, roasted malt, dark fruits and light molasses. Taste is nuts, roasted malt, dough and sweet molasses. Mouthfeel is medium with lightly sharp carbonation and a long, bitter, slightly acidic finish. Ok.
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