Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of a slew of Ale Asylum brews courtesy of sebletitje. Pours light mahogany to brown with thin tan head. The aroma is roasty, modestly nutty, dark fruity esters and black strap molasses. The taste is sweet molasses, sweet malts, some malt roastiness, a mild level of burnt malts and then sweet dark fruity esters rounding things out. A touch on the estery side for the style.
DKS4011 (8) - Black Earth, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2010 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I used to drink more Browns but have grown to like more complex bites of hoppier beers. What I like in a brown is smoothness, softness and full texture. This brown is a combination of what Iíve just described but in doing that doesnít really hit the mark for a brown or and IPA. Itís kind of itís own category. In and of itself, though it is a very tasty beer and Iíll buy it again on occasion.
sebletitje (8022) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light brown, medium tan head.
aroma is malty with light earthly elements, yeasty notes.
flavors, bready malts, light palate with touch of chocolate and cocoa powder, light bitter hop finish with some dark fruits.
Palate is thin, with a mild mocha/caramel approach and earthly notes.
Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery, pours clear with a nice head. Smells watery and malty. Taste is thickly malty, with molasses and brown sugar. I almost forget itís a brown ale until the aftertaste. Iím not usually a fan of brown ales, but this is pretty good.
tmoreau (3053) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub and first served to a shaker with an overly cloudy appearance, and on request, repoured with a hazy, amber/brown hue, with modest off white head foam, and dots and dashes of lacing. Blame the first pour on yeast and youth. The aroma was light yeast, off course, toasted malt, nuts, caramel, and light sweetness. The flavor added some grain, moderate to low hop bitterness, and average carbonation, in a medium body. A decent brew.
cbfobes (2733) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery, pours amber/brown with white head, aroma is carmel and malt, very smooth mouthfeel and taste is delicious.
zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an amber-brown with a very thin film of patchy head. Aroma is very malty sweet with some hints of nut. This beer also appears to be bottle conditioned with lots and lots of yeast clumps. Not bad, but nothing to write home about.
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured a deep brownish with hints of amber and burnt orange with an off-white head. Aroma was buttery, malty, toasted grains, hazelnut and toffee. Lots of toasted grains in the flavor, sticky mouthfeel accentuated the sweetness of the toffee, caramel, almond and hazelnut-like flavors. A dab of hops just to offer a slight, grassy undertone to it all.
dalekliz (901) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a murky dark brown with a big off-white head. Aroma is sweet, with malt, dark fruits, caramel. Taste is sweet and a bit thin, of malt, juicy plums. Lingering watery sweetness. Not bad.
reliantkcar (102) - USA - APR 29, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
caramel, dough, soy sauce, brown, cloudy, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, thick feel, soft carbonation,