DocJitsu (1582) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brownish amber color with a taupe colored head. Nutty, earthy, chocolaty, and grassy aromas comprise the bouquet. The mouthfeel wasnít as full and creamy as the nose had led my palate to anticipate. It is a little thin and on the watery side. The flavor was even more of a disappointment. Some nuttiness, but nothing extraordinary. Some lactose and coffee acidity. Plus, this beer seems to drink more like a stout than a brown. Pretty unremarkable. Not a good effort by Alesmith.
Guerde (1280) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bomber from bhensonb) Pours a reddish brown color with a massive off-white head that leaves a ton of web-like lacing on the glass. Looks like a rootbeer float when poured. Aroma holds a whole lot of goodness. Toasted hazelnuts and perhaps walnut, raspberry (seeing the carb plus this smell makes me think it could be infected), toasted malt, and must. Perhaps some oatmeal raisin cookie as well. Itís strange, but I enjoy it. The flavor refutes my previous convictions of infection, as itís nothing but an even-keeled journey through roast, cocoa, and toasted nut territory, with no whirlpools of tartness to be found. Light roasted coffee flits in and livens the party. The finish is a nice tone of roastiness which lingers well on after consumption. This is by far one of the best, if not the best, brown ale Iíve ever had. Considering who brewed it this comes as no surprise. Again Iím reminded of the quality beers Alesmith churns out on a regular basis, and no matter the style, theyíre always top notch efforts. Thanks for sending this Bill!
JohnRMurdoch (4260) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2013 660ml bottle from BrwDog Glasgow. Rich dark brown colour, not much head. Spicy nutty malt aroma & flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Decent brown ale.
conway (2210) - - MAR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a dissipating white head. Aroma is coffee and caramel. Taste adds a touch of hop bitterness and a slight citrus note. Nice light palate with a little carb. Extremely pleasant.
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UDBeernut (2579) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber pours tan with cream colored foam head huge retention. Caramel, nut, chocolate, roast, and biscuit. Body is light and makes for a nice sipper on this warm winter day.
Nisse666 (6033) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Bierkompasse.de cons 2013-03-08 GŲteborg
AR: heavy roasted malt, vinos, red currants, sour gooseberries
AP: nut brown - just kidding dark ruby, fluffy/mealted icecream shaped foam creme nougat colored head, great lacings
F: full bodied, thick dark chocolate mousse, roasted malt, sugary dry feeling, wee grainy, medium + carbonation, and seatled bittness, fresh and easy to drink, there is some undefined frutiness as well, finish is fresh chocolate and rosted malt
Niko100 (2626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, cocoa/chocolate, some coffee, & nuts; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, hops, dark chocolate, coffee, and nuts; Finish is fairly dry; Nicely balanced; Solid.
esp0r (2679) - NORWAY - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours dark brown with a big tanned head. Smells of roast, hints of coffee, nuts and yeast. Moderate sweet, quite fruity for a brown ale, hints of coffee and dark fruits, nuts in the back. Moderate bitter finish, earthy hops. Very nice brown ale, on the fruity side, nice roast and yeast flavors. One of the best brown ales iíve tasted
Foffern (1620) - BodÝ, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Has a deep nut brown colour with a light beige medium head. Nice aroma of walnuts, leather, oak, coffee beans and some smoke and dark chocolate. Find the same in the taste but feels lighter than expected where leather, nuts and wood being the most dominant. Has a silky and light mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A good and tasteful brown ale.
berlinoise2go (686) - NORWAY - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Lovely, clear, dark chestnut brown colour. Finger-thick, soft, light beige head that settles as a thin film with some lacing. Aroma of malt, chocolate, vegetables, nuts. Medium body, soft carbonation. Mildly bitter, chocolate-malty taste with a growing acidity. Lingering malty-bitter-sour aftertaste.