Gluepot (756) - 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. TheJester (2543) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
750 mL ridiculous bottle. There should be a rule against putting ordinary beers in elaborate packaging and then charging the consumer for the packaging. Or maybe I should just smarten up and stop falling for this shit. This one somehow manages to miss out on the best qualities of both the "india" and the "brown." MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a deep brown colour with a generous lasting off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, some cocoa. Taste is nuts, roasted malts, a bit of chocolate.
jksipa (1035) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Deep clear mahogany with a one finger tan head that lingers and leaves some spotty lace. Nose of chocolate, nuts and wood. with some grassy hop presence. Light sweet toffee and nut with a more pronounced chocolate and pine bitterness. Medium light creamy mouth with soft carbonation. Interesting hybrid but I still prefer a good black IPA. HogTownHarry (7086) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
2013-01-31 - on draught at Bar Hop. Refractive burnt copper, clear, with a solid creamy lasting beige head. Smells a bit like an altbier - dry woody and nutty lightly roasted malt, mild leafy bitterness, not much alcohol - hint of cocoa and mercifully not sweet. Taste follows - nutty/nutshell, hint of pencil shavings, a little burnt mahogany - not much alcohol and surprisingly bitter. Slick, a tad undercarbonated, a little astringent (almost a hint of smoke to it), finishes fairly long, low-level burnt and lightly bitter - really one of the best new offerings from Wellington in a long time.
SteveLikesBeer (73) - - APR 4, 2014
This is a very dark brown and had a rich tan head when it was poured. It’s pretty complex, with a bit of malt along with smokiness, bitter chocolate and some nuttiness coming through from a combination of Cascade, Amarillo and Sorachi Ace hops. The 5.9-per cent ale has a lingering, slightly bitter finish. mnurda (1305) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
Draught sample at cest what. Bold brown ale. Very hoppy. Nice India brown ale. Loved it
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
On tap. Dark brown and cloudy. roasted and chocolate notes give way to some hoppy/floral notes and . On the palate it is rather sweet with a hoppy and bitter finish. It is better than most brown ales so that makes it a great little beer but that sweetness is a bit much. Sammy (12995) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
I had this both on tap and on cask at The Only café. More mouthfeel and lacy on tap. Strange aroma for both versions. A sweet brown with some mild IPA thrown in. Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 20, 2013
Can 473 ml
Aroma: solid compilation of darker them with aromatic hop variety. Hint of chocolate, pit with garden zest.7+
Look: poured as clear dark amber with fairly dense almost creamy off white top. Sparse lace presented. 4-
Taste: lower carbonation. Strong earthy, woody notes typical to brown ale yet with bit more depth than most. Slight touch of zest on side. Drinkable , satisfying approach. Nice brewing.