KajII (755) - 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.
cgreb (384) - Marburg, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap - dark brown beer with no foam at all. Some hints of roasted barley. Flavour is quite dry with some caramel traces and a medium bitterness. Medium\low carbonation.
njnut (55) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle into shaker glass. Poured a dark brown with a thin short lasting tan head. Little lace. Aroma was very mild and of malt. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate taste. Texture was oily, finish of coffee. Not bad, enjoyable.
Borup (4516) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, coffee, hops, malt and fruity notes.
gschrade (357) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brown with a tan head. Taste bready, nutty, lightly chocolate. I thought this was so so. I could drink this again.
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Nehpets (13) - - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I cannot believe how poorly this brown ale has been rated. I thought it was a little on the light side and not overly complex, but it isnít that bad. Nice toffee flavor with a smooth balanced finish
Travlr (9952) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear. Rown color, medium beige head. Aroma of light toast, caramel. Taste is bitter chocolate. A bit medicinal.
Theydon_Bois (5494) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Blue Smoke, NYC, 24/11/13.
Dark mahogony brown with a moderate light tan covering.
Nose is a little thin, darl malt, bread doough, sugars, light rasp of fructis.
Taste comprises sweet brown bread dough, fruit loaf, sugar.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finale with a touch of bitterness.
monk191 (616) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok, but boring beer. Pours a nice red with a tan head. Smells slightly like champagne. Taste is very lacking, almost like corona with lime, weirdly. Unmemorable. Had on tap at Pear in Napa.
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DruncanVeasey (6644) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, Yard House, Las Vegas, 01/11/13. Pale brown becoming headless (the beer). Aroma of treacle sweetness, slight burnt sausage skin and shrubby hop. Odd pleasant shrub and honey German lager character over burnt paper, ash and
molasses. The burnt paper is annoying.
mike5326 (488) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, slight tan head. Mild malty smell. Caramel burnt malt flavor with a mild metallic finish.