Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
from Erzbierschof - clear dark brown beer with a little foam left; aroma of coffee and earth; medium-bodied, light earthy bitterness, notes of cookie; pretty dry and coffeish; light metallic notes
Leighton (8617) - 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.
Ratman197 (8474) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml botle poured a hazy brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, cocoa, light earthiness, light coffee and a hint of citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, light coffee and a hint of earthiness with a crisp lingering malty finish.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear, dark, dirty-orange ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, off-white head. Decent retention. The bouquet is heavily nutty and chocolaty with a touch of vanilla. Medium-bodied with airy carbonation. The flavor offers bittersweet cocoa, light vanilla and toasted almonds. Finishes moderately sweet, chocolaty and a touch grassy.
pivnizub (8367) - 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.....
FatPhil (8105) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga, MelnaZiema2013)
Brown, small head. . Fairly typical brown ale aroma. Stodgy taste, a bit yeasty. Nice bitter bite in finish, but a little metallic too. Unsatisfying.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Hazy, dark brown colour with a beige medium-sized foamy head. Moderately sweet and roasted malty aroma with a distinctive touch of chocolate and a tinge of mocha, accompanied by a fruity and slightly piney hoppy touch. Bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Moderately roasted malty taste with hints of chocolate and fruity hoppy notes lingering into the moderately roasty malty finish. Aromatic and hoppy Brown Ale. 16.II.11
Sammy (7714) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Superb brown, exceeding expectations. Bottle from Premiere. De Konnick glass that poured dark brown with off-white retained one-eighth head, and tons of spider lace. Malty aroma. Way bove average mouthfeel that delivers great bitterness with solid roasted malt backbone. Residual lemony aftertaste. Appropriate carbonation. masterful.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a kind of lightish hue for a brown ale. Clear, deep bronze with a bit of red highlights. Medium sized off-white head with good retention and lace. Aromas are of hops: grape, marmalade, stonefruit, light citrus, blackberry (maybe some brambling cross?), some brown sugar, molasses, light roast. Medium grain/cereal character, toffee, light esters. Flavors are grainy, hoppy, fruity, floral, lychee, citrusy, medium bitter. Lots of tea like notes as well. Earthy, light toffee. Medium bubbles, somewhat dry with a lingering bitterness and a fuller body.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge, very fine-bubbled yellow beer, fed by very finely & lively carbonated opaque brown beer; shards of lace. Very grapey hops mixing with good roasted chocolate to make an appealing dessert’ aroma. Hessian sacks, dusty hopbales. Bitter-hoppy-chocolate, Mousse au Chocolat . Touch of something fruity - kiwifruit or passionfruit, lending even some fruity sweetness warming up. Slightly soapy retronasal. On the verge of overcarbonated, fizzy. Medium bodied. Very good, appetizing beer. But, playing advocated of the devil, it is A (quite good) brown-coloured ale. It is not Brown Ale, if you catch my drift...