Metalchopz (3364) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2016
Sampled at the brewpub on my trip there, September 2015. Pours a copper-brown colour with an off-white head. Dark fruits light taste over roasted malts lingering. Decent dry finish with the burnt side sticking. Aromas of yeasty fruitiness. Funny how it starts off kind of tasting weird, but gets better in the aftertaste. Marheb (5717) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Café, chocolat doux avec une finale empreint d’un voile de cassonade. Me rappel les sucreries en forme d’outils. Lubiere (13780) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2009
A dark reddish brown ale with a thin moka head. A sweet nutty aroma with butterscotch with butterscotch. In mouth, a roasted malt with nice butterscotch, a bit of nuttyness, and oily mouthfeel. On tap at brewpub, Oct. 10 2009. Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
On tap at Rudders Brew Pub. Deep mahogany to black colour. Creamy head clings to glass. Almost looks like a stout. Roasted coffee, chocolate and malt flavour. Bitter and full of flavour. Very tasty brown ale. jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2006
Saved the best for last! Dark brown body with a tan head. (3+) Moderate aroma of toasty roasty malt that carries over to the flavour with moderate roast malt bitterness being the dominant characteristic. Pleasantly dry finish. Very very mild notes of cocoa deep down. Average to medium palate. Not overly complex, but a very solid and serviceable brown ale. Definitely their best offering on this visit.
hayduke (5188) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 21, 2005
I got this on tap at the Brewpub. Nice rich brown with a long lasting tan head. This one deserves to get wider distirbution. It was not real full bodied, but very smooth. In fact it was outstanding in that aspect. Hints of chocolate give it a nice mouthfeel. I only had one pint as I wanted to try another local offering, but in general I would say this is one of the finest ales I found in Nova Scotia. It is worth a trip to Rudders just to sample this. OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2005
On tap at the brewpub. Dark red brown colour with a frothy off-white head. Earthy, caramel, and chocolate aroma. Earthy and chocolate flavours. Light bodied and thin mouthfeel brings this down a notch. Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2003
Dark chestnut colour. Aroma is toffeeish, slightly burned, slightly peachy. Flavour is astringent, slightly toffeeish, with hints of fruitiness. Body is thinnish, slightly creamy. Finish is richly toffeeish - an odd sensation with such a thin body. Kind of cloying. It drinks like a mild but has balance issues.