LarryBeast (616) - - AUG 2, 2013
On tap @PubMilos. Deep reddish brown with beige head. Dark fruits and cocoa (good), but too much sulphur with muddy and metallic off-notes (bad). Sweet, medium-bodied, strong in flavour but finishes short and crisp. Metalchopz (3389) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2013
Comes in a 6-pack at the LCBO. Pours a hazy dark amber colour with a light beige head that dissipates quickly enough and hardly any lace is left. Big aromas of dates and nuts. After breathing, caramel malts come out with some rusty hops. Medium-bodied and a little oily. Mild fruity taste at the start with raisin notes, but then, hop shows up in the finish giving this one a nice bitterness. Hints of burnt nuts appear in the aftertaste. This is an interesting brown ale, but not sure I could drink more than one per session. jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2013 Pours deep brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of strawberry, fig, dried fruits, and some toffee. Taste is fairly sweet, with dried fruit and roasty malt predominating. Nice and clean on the palate, not too syrupy. Slight herbal-spicy hop finish. Interesting beer and definitely unique. Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
Lovely looking ale - rich mahogany. Nice aroma, as the fruit is detected. Taste is heavier on the malts than expected and the bitterness that remains is a tad astringent for my taste. TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
341 mL bottle. Brown. Smells brown, and the dried fruits are there a bit, but not the spice. My first one I drank too cold, and wasn’t impressed. But at cellar temperature, it’s quite anice, drinkable beer. The extras do raise this above the average brown, but the typical nuts and bread are still there. That’s two for two for these guys so far.
Freaky_tiki (1245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
Pours maple syrup with a thin dirty snow cap. Tasty alongside one of shawna’s tourtière -- québécois meat pie -- on a cold rainy June day. Burnt brown sugar on the tongue. So glad to find this in a bottle. First had on tap in Griffin in bracebridge & then the keg blew. gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
Clear rusty brown pour with a thin head that faded quickly. Raisin and nut scent. Sweet. The brew master called it butter tarts in a glass. I wouldn’t go that far. It does have the spice and the raisin but still has some strong beer qualities that me,ow it out. Rally like this. Very well balanced. Strangebrewer (1308) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
on tap. Poured amber-brown with a off-white head. Sweet malt aroma. Average body. Fruity malt flavour, a little spice and kinda sour. thebhoy (61) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
On tap at Milos’. A tasty and fairly well brewed beer to be sure, but this was one of the few times I found sweetness a bit cloying. I mean this mostly in the sense that it overshadowed some of the beer’s better qualities underneath. Lots of dark fruits and caramel, but it feels all a bit too syrupy on the palate. The aroma is fairly standard and a little dull but overall I think I would get it again Sammy (12205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
On tap at Bar Hop Dark Days. Spciy and sweet. I could drink this, but way too much going on. A little cloying.