NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, - SEP 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown colored brew. Nice hops and malts in the aroma. Balanced taste of malts with expressive hops. Nice approach to the style. Good.
Oldschool_Mike (264) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a dark brown colour with tan head. Aroma is slightly chocolatey. Taste is chocolate and roasted malt notes with a pleasing bitterness.
Bulk_Carrier (3156) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a dark brown color with a thin concave off white little head that dissipated at a nice pace. Lacing was mildly sticking here and there, looked good for the most part.
The smell started off with a ton of rich deep sticky dark fruits roaming into a subtle dry cocoa and slight coffee bean eloquence. Dry woody and subtle vanilla graces the underneath.
The taste was a nice dry sweet dark fruity stickiness sliding into subtle roasty cocoa and dry coffee.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs really light. The sweet dark fruity stickiness wants to cling to my tongue but isn’t exactly too overbearing, not cloying.
Overall, leaning to the English side of the wheelhouse of a brown ale, I’d say this works, it shows all of the characteristics of the style and I’d have it again.
matthewjk (1021) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice beer to consider. This is a well-balanced bitch. Look, I can’t type right now. Just trust this is worth drinking--not great, but damn you all! Thank you. 22oz bomber
AgentAle (1307) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is smoked and roasted malts. Some clove and caramel as well. Taste is rich malts that mellow out to a well balanced hop profile that mellows out nicely. Appearance is a clear copper with a medium pearl head that retains quite well.
jackafholmes (882) - - MAY 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from brewdog bar, Sheffield. Ruby brown with lasting off white head. Aroma is toffee and honey and tea and strong malts. Taste is dry and sweet and bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Nice.
s_hartshorne (2549) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle brewdog Sheffield. Brown red slight head. Aroma is strong toffee malts taste same some fruits good sweetness with nice long hoppy bitter finish. Ok body. Good stuff.
UXO (1123) - CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear amber brown with one finger of loose light tan head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Nose is toffee, earthy and piney hops, slight bitter chocolate. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, mildly bitter finish. (4/5)
An interesting variation on the brown ale theme, but I’m not entirely sold on the combination of the traditional brown maltiness and piney hops. (13/20)
katrinaez (944) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Very good brown. Slight nutty taste. Caramel but not sweet. Good tongue feel and not Heavy. tap
Capa (2542) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with a white head. Slightly funky, malty, sweet, a bit of cherry tart. A good brew but not overly interesting.
GlassBrass440 (313) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 5, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber with an off-white, fluffy head that sticks around. Aroma is of honey, burnt sugar, and caramel. Some mild oxidation. No hops. Flavor is herbal, earthy, and nutty with some caramel. Slick mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Maybe it’s the age (best by in 2 days), but I don’t get the high score of this one.