lobotomizdgoat (18) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Dark brown, almost porter-like
T: Rich, nutty, bready, a tad sweet, very toasty
P: Thick and full bodied
O: One of my favorite brown ales!
EithCubes (5557) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, BOTTLED ON 02/11/16. Nose light roast and strong cocoa powder, nutty with bg red fruit. Pour is brown that still lets a lot of light through up even close to the tip, gradient somewhat to the bottom, where there’s a lot of ruby and some amber seepage. Head short rocky tan. Only lightly crisp, lots of red berry that starts to sweeten up fast and resemble sliming clove, but the backed-off cocoa and light cola moments are pleasant, as is the faint woodiness and blacker malt. Low but very smooth bitterness, a great mix of malt and grain flavors, smooth on the whole and pretty quaffable. Medium body, clean and still fresh-tasting. Would be reaching a bit for me to call it classically British, but it is distinctly not in line with normal American browns, and there’s interesting own character to boot. [2016.08.22: 3.7]
mmmbeer (1389) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle served in a shaker- poured a barely heavily brown with darkened maroon shading transparent when held to a light source. Dark tan ring about the glass for a head, nominal lacing. Aroma of toffee, baker’s chocolate, and nuts. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt is finely sweetened, middle has some firmness to it, finish has some nuts in it. Could drink this all day and not complain one bit.
ignorant (102) - madrid, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown with brown reflections still translucent ruby with bright, fine white foam. clean fresh aroma and robust roasted malts, nuts, vanilla or caramel accented by the nutty aroma of chocolate malt and fruity hops and fermentation. Soft chocolate flavor, roasted nuts and nut. The pleasant light sweetness in the mouth is balanced with a subtle bitterness that prevents the beer is cloying and with a slight dryness produced by the chocolate malt. Feeling very soft mouth, somewhat dry.
wombat23 (623) - Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, and coffee. Delicious.
willisread (2281) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from AEON liquors. Pours a clear brown with a finger of foam that dissipates fairly quickly. Toasted almond, cacao nib and toasted bread all come off the nose with a touch of grassy hops as it warms. More of the same on the palate, slightly sweet though. Finish is drier. Not bad but nothing special really.
wekker84 (2160) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus nuts fruits spicy dark fruits and hops flavor malts citrus fruits dark fruits nuts spicy and bitter hops
ekstedt (6488) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at GBBF 2016. Clear copper, medium beige head. Nutty and caramelly malt aroma, floral hops. Medium bodied, low to medium carbonation. Semi dry, low to medium bitterness.
Enteogenisk (146) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in wine glass. This is a real muddy one. Nutty and brown sure is a fair description.
shrubber85 (10587) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Roasted almond, wort malt, and hay aroma. Very dark brown with small head. Moderately sweet nutty chocolate malt and moderately bitter dry hay/ash flavor. Okay body.
eduardovl (1353) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml served in a pint glass. Pours a dark amber to nut brown color with lots of suspended particles inside. Forms a big and creamy beige head with medium retention that forms some small spotty lacings in the glass. Nose is sweet and roasted. Strong notes of toffee, chocolate, caramel malts and nuts. Grassy and resin hops style. Taste is slightly sweet, in overall. Strong notes of toffee, chocolate, caramel malts and nuts. Hints of grass and resin. Mild hops bitterness. Medium, creamy and very smooth body. Chocolate and nuts in the aftertaste. Good drinkability. An AleSmith never disappoints.