Brewery: Amsterdam Brewing Company (Toronto)
Type: Nut Brown Ale
Review: Pours almost jet black. Has a small cream coloured head, it looks like a huge espresso if I’m honest. If this is a brown ale they mean chestnut brown. Slightly more bubbly than I expected from the colour. It is medium thick- the head stuck around so I got a nice soft entrance point for most of the time- I like that.
It is smooth and soft, with a huge hazelnut / walnut hit which I couldn’t detect when smelling. The smell was more of an oat smell. I could see this as a Christmas evening beer, it’s smooth and decadent, albeit sightly artificial in flavour. I think the carbonation is a little unsettling. It’s too active when moving it about the mouth. Overall a good beer though, but not yet perfected.