chinchill (2690) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
The pour was a dark hazy, reddish-brown with an average size light brown head that produced a fine coat of lacing on the glass with each sip.
Aroma: dark roasted malt with a lightly spicy hop presence. A bit earthy with notes of chocolate and hints of dark fruits and toffee.
Taste: nicely malty with clear spicy hop note. Medium and dark malt flavor without any burnt notes. A hint of coffee in the finish. Excellent bitter/sweet balance in this lightly sweet brown.
Mouthfeel: medium in body; semi-creamy; excellent, medium carbonation.
Overall a somewhat bold and flavorful brew, that has a slightly spicier and more aggressive [Northwest American] hop profile than the typical UK version.
adamnowek (493) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malts and caramel in aroma and especially in taste. Undertones of dark chocolate.
ttoadee (835) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour tan head with some lacing. Nose is caramel malt, whiff of coco. Bittersweet. Middle is toffee and dark malt. Finish is dry, with some hoppy bitterness.
malvrich (75) - durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Dark ruby with a half finger of pretty dark tan bubbly head. Orange highlights. Low retention but nice streaks of lacing.
S: Caramel malt smell and little else but the beer is very cold. Not much development noticed as drunk though. Maybe a little Dark fruit?
T: Toasted dark bread and those subdued willamette hops that I love. A leathery touch of sweet toffee. Good balance of flavors. I like it.
M: Medium bodied with noticeable weight and low but noticeable carbonation. Finishes clean, not syrupy.
O: Surprisingly good. One of the best brown ales I’ve tried lately and well priced so I would recommend this and will buy it again.
lello4ever (196) - ITALY - FEB 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Questa brown ale, come da nome, si presenta di un marrone piuttosto scuro e una sottile schiuma che sparisce in breve tempo. Aroma principalmente di malto con un leggero sentore di caffè. Birra leggera e gradevole, poco carbonata, con malti e luppoli piuttosto equilibrati all’assaggio, e un sapore tostato non molto forte. Per lo stile direi che è ben riuscita.
berkshirejohn (4962) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Wegmans, West Seneca, NY. A cola coloured pour with a thin cream head that laces the glass pleasantly; aroma of toffee with some earthy hops; a rich, toasty, toffee flavoured body that sits nicely in the mouth and is not too sweet and has a touch of smoke; and then a dry finish with a trace of chocolate. Rather good.
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 355ml. -at O’Hara Zagreb. Brown coloured with red glare, small to medium sized pale brown head, mild roasty nose. Roasted malt, caramel, mild chocolate and weak fruity with notes of caramel in the finish. Expected better.
RafeAU (305) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby pour with foamy tan head. Dark malt aroma. Sweet with gentle bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is a bit light. This is okay.
Eberndt (229) - - JAN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark black with a little bit of head. Sweeter than I expected with a nice malt backbone and just bitter enough hop profile.
Westmeister (1983) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Neighbor brought this over. Not a bad brown ale. Nutty, caramel, the touch of earthy hops makes it interesting enough.