zizzybalubba (1479) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Raleigh, NC (Triangle). Pours dark brown with a frothy light khaki head. Aroma of chocolate, lightly toasted nuts, and faint floral hops. Flavor is really good with smoky roasted malts, cocoa, and light citrus. I dare you to find a better brown ale and a better example of this style.
chinchill (2053) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle, 2014 vintage, served in a wine glass.
Pours with a very durable tan head that leaves excetional lacing. The body is very dark red-brown, clear but almost opaque.
Aroma: the weak point. Nutty malts with some faint off odors.
Flavor: Moderate strength nutty flavor with dark grains and a impression of dark bread. Good, lingering malty aftertaste.
O: a decent nut brown but the weakest offering I’ve had from this fine brewery.
melush (937) - SPAIN - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 65 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color marron oscuro, casi negro. Sabor a malta tostada, dulce, quemado, muy ligeramente a caramelo y chocolate.
Handypaul (240) - - JUN 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a big mostly lasting beige head that leaves pretty good lacing. Aroma of toffee and caramel. Medium bitter, very lightly sweet in a light body, thin texture, lively carbonation and a brief dry bitter finish.
HogTownHarry (6127) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-01-18 - with blankboy, jercraigs & mabel - bomber c/o J&K. Slightly hazy ruby-copper with a smallish foamy beige-tan head. Smells good - very malty, but not all that sweet, nice nutshell and light low-level green herbal bitterness; not much alcohol - oddly, smells "creamy" - loved it, all US brown ales should smell like this (8+). Taste follows, more bitterness, not much alcohol at all, nice and nutty, with no cola or obnoxious sweetness (7+). Slick, weak carbonation, dry nutty malt in the quick finish, quite a bit of roast, like porter level, in the aftertaste - solid beer.
gripweed57 (755) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Dark reddish brown color topped by a rocky beige head. Rich nutty toasted malt nose. Soft creamy tangy mouthfeel. Rich and earthy with notes of caramel, pecans and light caramel. Smooth and flavorful. This is a nice brew that appeals to the British sense of tradition while tipping it’s cap to the American West Coast.
doubelknv3 (991) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish-brown, tan-off white head, and mild lacing. Chocolate, caramel, roast, and earthy notes. Medium bodied, malt dominated, mild syrup, chocolate and roast finishing notes. Tongue zing throughout, decent balance, and mild hop bitterness.
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BobGuts (22) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am not a big fan of this type of beer, a friend brought it over to sample. It was, especially for the price it sells for decent. Good to sample it, now I know for sure it isn’t for my taste. But fine to wash down mouthfuls of pizza. But their bottle of Speedway we had was delics ’-)
RickFifty (405) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 fl oz bottle. Deep red-brown color, huge beige head. Roasted malt and caramel nose, earthy. Nutty taste, hints of chocolate and yeast. Medium body, over carbonated.
BlackHaddock (4009) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz Bottle share with son-in-law on 12 March 2014. Poured into tumblers during a pleasant early evening session on his balcony. Good looking brew, dark brown with full tan coloured blanket of foam on top. The malts dominate both the aroma and taste, with mild chocolate and coffee flavours vying for notice along with nutty undertones. A caramel style sweetness arrives as the beer warms a little in the glass. This is not a really sweet Brown but it does not have much bitterness to temper the roasted malt flavours either. I enjoyed it.