BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear reddish brown body with a short beige head that quickly disappears. Aroma is quite hoppy with notes of citrus, pine, toffee and nuts. Flavour is slightly less hoppy and a little bit more roasty, but essentially the same as the aroma. Mouthfeel is light and oily with moderately high carbonation and a lasting bitter finish. Brown ales are not really my favourite style but this is the second I have tried recently that has been rather impressive (the other being Baird Angry Boy). Rich and full bodied yet refreshing and easy to drink.
Stew41 (1775) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice. Clearly a new world style with plenty of hop input. Has a ’Rogue’ feel about it - think pretty herbal and fruity hops. Malts are tight and a touch roasty, but it’s more about the hops with this beer. Packs good punch for a beer under 6%.
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent hoppy brown ale, though a little lacking in malt complexity. Not really my style of beers though. Well made, just not my thing. Needs more malt.
grapengrain (124) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely - warm chocolate-like malt notes, cut against by crisp late hopped aroma and bitterness. Very sexy indeed.
KapitiCritique (353) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - MAY 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle
Aroma: Hoppy with a hint of tanned leather.
Appearance: Dark reddish brown, clear and frothy, thin head, good lacing
Taste: Strongly bitter
Palate: Medium to full body, light creamy texture, average carbonation and astringent finish
Overall: Drinkable. Not complex or particularly remarkable but certainly a brown ale.
davidm (1977) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Great, unique beer. Aromas of grass, roasted caramel, and liquorice. Taste is sweet, with light bitter notes, and long lasting. Palate is velvety, with a medium body, and lively carbonation. Dark brown, with a frothy white head.
beerequalizer (22) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting take on a brown ale. I found the hops character a little out of favour with malt character... But it is an interesting take nonetheless... Good job.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown in colour with cream coloured head. Mild chocolate flavour, smooth silky mouthfeel, well balanced and bitterness lingers for ages. Yummy.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - FEB 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Found this to be in porter territory. Had that defining roasty ness to it with a little splash of hops on top though it didn’t have a chalky, jagged finish a porter might often have. Well rounded and obviously Soren knows his stuff just not my bag of hops. Nate mate great!
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Batch#1). Pours very dark brown with a creamy light brown head. It’s roasty on the nose with underlying fruity hops. Chocolate malt comes through in the flavour and a fruity hop burst balances out the malt. A roasty finish but perhaps slightly chalky and a ’soapy’ character too. It’s quite subtle all round but this has real potential. Courtesy of the man himself - cheers mate!