malvrich (110) - 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 (269) - 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 (5223) - 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 (6428) - 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 (426) - 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 (234) - - 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 (2095) - 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.
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Middle of the road brown ale with some chocolate, toffee and roasted flavors. A little too light on the body and rather watery on the disappointingly short finish.
Beerathon (1594) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a decent representation of the style. Nearly black in color with thin head, but some lacing. Caramel, toffee, and sweet malt in the flavor. Enough of a hop presence to somewhat balance.
ordybill (698) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- this has a strong malt aroma
Appearance- A dark brown color with a large head. .
Taste- A malt overload, this has a strong flavor
Palate- this is a medium bodied beer with a creamy texture
Overall- not a horrible example of an English Brown Ale but it was just okay in my book
Comments Thanks to BigLove for sending this one cross-country. This is the sleeper of the Abita line.