bmerz (715) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This is near perfect for the style to me. Super simple but exquisitely crafted, refreshing, comforting, and clean. It pours with great clarity, a deep brown and ruby, with a fleeting tight head and a little lace. The aroma is clean malt, lightly roasted nuts, a little earth, and a little fruitiness. The flavor has a bit more chocolate, very slight tang, and very well balanced moderate sweetness and bitterness. It ends a light bitter and dusty after a very soft and clean start.
allmyvinyl (4254) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours dark brown, no real head. Nutty, toffee aromas, sweet taste. Clean finish, bit thin.
BeerandBlues2 (10145) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, light chocolate notes, dates and figs with light earthy hops. Flavor is toast and nutty malt with light earthy hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
bookman10 (663) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark, chocolate brown with nice thick, foamy head. The aroma has hints of fruit and chocolate, with some floral accents. Flavor is very smooth and malty, with some chocolate, some leather, some nuts. Nice, smooth drinking beer overall.
Cunningham (4943) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Dark nutty brown color with a fine tan head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Nutty, roasted and chocolate.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Bready, roasted, chocolate and some coffee.
Overall impression: A really tasty, powerful and pleasant brown ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway
King_Alex_II (109) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown colored ale. Heavy body with a lot of malt and a sweetish yet hoppy aroma. Very well balanced.
SinH4 (274) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark brown color. Aroma is a bit fresh, earthy and malty. Roasted chocolate malt, bitter finish. Not too complex, but Alesmith quality.
jsnicholas (252) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (22oz $5.50): Clear dark brown with fine head. Carbonation tingles. Medium body. I tasted roasted chocolate that build, followed by some bitterness and finishing burnt. Not bad.
AndyW68 (1156) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with red tint and off white to tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and nutty. Taste is a sweet version of the nose. Good, not great.
Tstamba (361) - Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at SD airport... Nice selection of local craft . Pours translucent amber brown with full white head. Fresh baked bread and roasted nuts... Just enough hops to balance it out. A well done brown ale as expected...
Christpuncher (1401) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
nice nutty start with a nice smooth malty finish. slight roasted nut flavor, slightly chocolatey. not too bitter and is super crushable. pours reddish dark brown in color with a tan head. had in wisconsin dells