Strangebrewer (1297) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2017
bottle. Poured clear dark ruby with a large tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Tettering on a medium-full body, pricky carbonation, tart lingering finish. Flavour of roasted malt, smokey and tart was big citrusy hop note. Freaky_tiki (1220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2017
4-pack mixer from beer store. Deep wood furniture brown with a thin layer of dark foam. Nice clash of rich rye meets pale ale style hops. The brown ale part is a little watery & uninspired but I still kind of dig this. Good midweek beer. markas101 (2435) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle, Mulmur, ON via LCBO. Deep brown, foamy head. Biter chocolate caramel aroma. Slight metallic flavour. Brown sugar. Chocolate and balancing hops at end. HippyHop (654) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2016
Surprised to see this stuff getting so little love. Beautiful, dark mahogany colour - I want a desk and leather armchair to match. Citrus/pine hops on the nose, with an earthy, nutty caramel malt backdrop. Taste is nutty and fruity, lots of fragrant hops, and a finish that’s just the right amount of bitter for the style (IMHO). Not as good as Le Castor’s Eclipse, or Pit Caribou’s Brown Ale Americaine, but in the same mould. Really nice, really drinkable.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2016
Love the use of sorachi ace in this beer... Nice and spicy with a complimentary of pine and citrus peels. Excellent hoppy brown ale with compliments of nuts and caramel.
Metalchopz (3364) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
Cap and flip-top bottle from the LCBO. Pours a dark amber, almost copper colour with a big head, warm-beige, frothy, creamy, long lasting and with lots of lace. At first, chocolate and mild vanilla aromas, with some grassy hops and fruity notes coming later. The taste is more on the dark roasted malts and the hops gets stronger in the finish. Decent dry mouthfeel, but still refreshing overall. Hints of fruits and nuts. Closer to a watery stout that meets an IPA. Still, a pretty good crossover brew. Randy4Beer (513) - - SEP 25, 2015
Nice chestnut brown pour with a gorgeous, mocha coloured head.
Aromas are a bit woody, a touch nutty, with a hint of smoke.
A creamy, full, mouthfeel. Tastes are dry cocoa powder, the merest hint of pine, and as it warms, some red fruit peels.
I’m not sure what to make of this one, or exactly how to categorize it, but it is an enjoyable beer to drink landing somewhere in between a sipper, and quaffable. Franckg (1620) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2015
Arômes de houblons secs et francs. Pamplemousse, mangue, abricot. Un peu de noisettes et caramel. En bouche, plus sec. Le côté brown ale se fait plus discret, enveloppé dans les houblons. C’est encore très sec, un peu d’agrumes mais les différents houblons ne se démarquent pas malgré l’utilisation de sorachi ace et amarillo. AleRider78 (1046) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2015
As a Welly One-Off 2015. 750ml bottle. Pours a huge frothy beige head and has a dark brown appearance. Thick dirty lacing. Aromas of earthy hops. Flavours have a bit of a smokey like taste at first. Lots of malty and earthy hop flavours as well. Some good bitterness and sweetness, well balanced. Goes down quite well. Gluepot (632) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2015
A fluffy ivory brown head. The nose is quite faint, with elements malt and chocolate. Chocolate and cream lead the taste profile, which is unusual for a brown ale, to say the least. That said, this is an understated, well blended beer with sub-tastes of mild grassy hops and roasted nuts. A bit off category but it all hangs together.