KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a dark murky brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown head that receded into a few puddles of residue that produced some good spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a dark roasted malt, a mild resin hop and an earthy yeast with notes of chocolate, coffee, molasses and a hint of toffee.
The taste was lightly sweet and superbly malty with notes of chocolate and molasses from the start with the finish having a mild hoppy taste and a nice dose of coffee at the end. The flavor lasted a nice long time letting the malty coffee flavor which had a hint of hoppiness, settle in.
Mouthfeel was medium in body with the texture being rather creamy and having a mild carbonation.
Overall a bold, robust, full tasting brew that had just a light hint of hops which offset everything rather nicely.
ogivlado (6025) - 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 (213) - 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 (215) - - 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 (1865) - 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 (355) - 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 (1331) - 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 (161) - 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.
AStoutFan (7) - Geneva, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer really surprised me. When I first tasted it I thought, whoa I made a mistake. But after the first few sips it seemed to do the opposite of what most beers do. It got better, not worse. It is an interesting unique beer with a distinct almost toffee or bubble gum lollipop flavor, which does not sound appealing for a beer. But in its own way it is really good. Head minimal mouthfeel meh, but taste a pleasant surprise. To top it off it is almost as smooth and easy to drink as a big box american lager beer (water).
Gruffyboy (17) - - DEC 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice deep copper brown color, head quickly dissipated. Kind of bland flavor but still not a bad brown ale.
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ZacM612 (242) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, with tall light tan head. Chocolatey aroma. Flavor has chocolate and toffee. Semi-sweet finish. Decent.