Wombata (620) - Kobe, JAPAN - APR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Fruity, orange, light-medium licorice and coffee
Palate: Initially smooth turning to bitter. Full-bodied.
Flavor: Initial flavors of ripe orange and tropical fruit with chocolate notes are followed by a surge of hops, assisted by carbonation, on the mid-palate. The finish becomes increasingly dry with rising bitterness and licorice and charred coffee flavors.
Comments: Perhaps Brown Ale is misunderstood. What I’ve had has been pretty bland and dull. But this has plenty of character with evolving flavors and texture, which, for me, means complexity.
deusax (459) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap @Pomeroy’s. forte amertume, pas vraiment fan. Bière de grande qualité cependant
jvhemert (379) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
AROMA: bread, toast, nuts, roasty
APPEARANCE: brown, clear, frothy,
TASTE: very bitter, light sweet
PALATE: full body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,
OVERALL: too bitter and the sweetness does not work with it, not very interesting set of aromas.
muffel (150) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle at Brewdog (Edinburgh). Pours a clear dark brown color with almost no head. Medium to strong carbonation. The taste is slightly malty, hoppy, a bit roasted coffee and burnt. A little bitterness in the aftertaste.
gunnfryd (14188) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, fruit, caramel. flavour is hop, caramel, roasted malt, coffee. Medium body. OK beer.
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle, thanks Travlr. Clear dark brown body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some bittersweet chocolate, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, earthy, some roast. Light-medium body.
Travlr (21679) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy brown color, small tan head. Aroma of caramel and brown bread. Taste is malty, roasty coffee grounds.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Very dark brown. Tall light beige head. Nutty and malty aroma. Raisins and toffee. Grassy hops. Nicely balanced. Gentle bitter finish.
DeliriumT (501) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is a nice and flavoursome brown ale with a slightly burnt aroma and taste balanced well with delicious fruity hops.
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown almost black with a big beige head and a slight coffee bean/dark choc aroma very faint. The taste is much better.. full of flavour and what i have come to expect from 8wired beers. Slight hopped resin splash of flavour backed by a nice light dark malt canvas. Overall the best brown ale i have had to date.