Leighton (13520) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at CPK with Scopey, Mes and MadMitch. Clear, light brown-gold pour with a filmy head. Classic brown ale nose, lightly roasty and very malty. Alright flavor, light to medium in sweetness, with notes of faint roast and mild cocoa. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with light brown sugar, some cocoa malts, a bit of dryness. Some hops come through nicely in the finish as well. Good beer.
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s red-brown with a creamy and lasting head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, nuts, light chocolate and fruit. The flavour is moderately sweet with a dry bitterness, that surprises me in a BA. The notes are citrus, grass, light caramel and chocolate, and the finish is dry and bitter. It’s nice, but maybe too hoppy to be a BA.
mbpufall (83) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2011 Pours dark chocolate with a bit of a reddish hue. Nice beige head that leaves lacing throughout. Aroma is roasted nuts and chocolate-caramel. Very pleasant aroma. Pretty light bodied with a decent amount of carbonation...was to be expected from an ale like this. Nice, sweet, nutty toffee flavor that finishes with a good amount of hop bitterness. That was a little unexpected. I was interested to try something new and different. This is one I will try again.
goozen (3286) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,5ltr: Brown coloured brew with an red glow, an nutty and caramel taste. An good example of the brown ale style, and also mine first New Zealandic micro-brewery rating.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Rating #47. Nice light sweet malt aroma, no off aromas at all, no hops that I could discern (not that I was expecting any). Very dark brown in color with some red highlights and a light tan head that clung very nicely to the glass. Light toasty bitterness that was enhanced by some nice hops. Nice little aftertaste and a real nice brown. (1498)
pivnizub (9165) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Almost clear, deep amber coloured, mid-sized lacy beige head; dry toasty to chocolatey nose with exotic fruits and a good dash of piney hops underneat; soloid dryish bitter-sweet flavour,light to medium bodied; lingering, mainly dry piney-citrussy hoppy finish, some chocolatey flavours around. A Kiwi goody.....
maneliquor (3406) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2011 Nice red/brown colour with a medium beige head. A slightly sweet, roasty aroma with hints of nuts, chocolate and a piney hop aroma. Quite a rich malt backing with coffee beans coming through. Finishes with a piney citric hoppy bitterness. A better version of creatures single batch brown ale
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a good amount of head. Nice toasted malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste.
Davros (2220) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with ruby tints and a lasting creamy head with loads of lacing.
Nose shows soft nutty malt alongside lots of caramel and chocolate. Also present is a big piney, earthy hop hit.
Flavours are more roasty, lots of cocoa and nutty notes. Again, there’s a fair amount of piney hops. Finishes with a strong hoppy bitterness, a bit too strong in my opinion.
Nice moderate carbonation.
thewolf (11380) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Havnens Vin & Tobak, Vejle.
Nice ruby red to chestnut colur with a big, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is mild nutty, caramel, slightly roasted, a hint of chocolate and some good fresh hoppiness with pine and apricot. Medium carbonation, fine creamy and good dry mouthfeel. Flavour has good nuttiness, fine dryish milky chocolate, a hint of coffee. Good hoppy dryness in the lingering finish. Good brown ale.