superspak (2416) - Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy dark reddish brown color with a nice 1-2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, chocolate, light roast, light nuttiness, herbal, and slight raisin. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malts. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, chocolate, brown sugar, light nuttiness, roast, herbal, and slight raisin. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, chocolate, light nuttiness, and brown sugar on the finish for a short bit. Very nice malt flavor balance that is fairly robust, with good complexity; and zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good brown ale. Nice balance and robustness of malt flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
SlimHabib (114) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pour. Dark brown with light brown foamy head. Chocolate and toffee aroma. Medium body. Very light chocolate taste. Not a lot going on.
John25 (352) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark brown. Very light chocolate on the aroma and taste with sweet toffee notes and some bread crust. Sweet rich finish. Pretty good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JHeath99 (793) - - JUL 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from a sampler pack. Pours a dark brown with thin spotty tan head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel. Taste is the same with weird carbonation.
TourDeBeer (104) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel and slight chocolate aromas, no big hitters. Small off white head, lasting. Smooth mouth feel, low carbonation. Low sweetness, low bitters at end of taste range. Leaving the mouth at the beginning stages of a dry. I imagine the palate profile will get better with warmth. But I'm ending the review.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
prettyawful (1) - - JUN 18, 2014 does not count
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I preface this with the fact that I am not a beer snob, nor will I turn down free beer... normally. However, this beer was just... terrible. The chocolate-toffee taste it claims is laughable. It literally tastes like somebody stirred a tablespoon of brown sugar in a budweiser and rebottled it. A subpar peer compared to other 8 dollar six packs. Won’t drink this ever again, even if it’s free.
jerseyjohn71 (164) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
AVB 5.6, ON BOTTLE, caramel, toast, chocolate, nuts, resin, coffee, ough, earthy, leather, alcohol, banana, woody, vanilla, red, brown, clear, rocky head, white foam, light sweetness, medium body, creamy, lively,
Jado (489) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 345 ml bottle. Pours a deep cola brown with honey coloured highlights at the edge and a small off-white head that settles to a thin cap. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, flowers, dark bread, pie crust and raisins. Taste is soft fruit at the start that quickly resolves into rich caramel and milk chocolate and a light roast bitterness. Lightly spicy aftertaste. Good US brown.
TheJestersBeer (2032) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a medium to dark mahogany brown, with a beige head.
Quite roasted, malty, faintly sour aroma, toffee, diacetyl, hops.
Dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2.
Malty, roasted, slightly watery taste, caramel, chocolate, hops, faintly sour?
This feels more like a dark lager than a brown ale. (2014-01-31)
hawthorne00 (2351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, label says 5.6% ABV. 10C. Dark brown with a beige head that fades to a coat. Aroma of spiced chocolate and singed caramel. Moderately sweet with toffee, chocolate and spices. Pleasant enough.
mkel07 (3027) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. One of the best brown ales I have had, super tasty.