trapez (1512) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Sweet aroma of ripe fruits like dates and cherries. Golden redbrown colour with light brown head. Flavour with some roasted malt and liquorice and a dry finish.
albinotron (36) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of grassy hops upon cracking open the bottle. Smelled again and got a bit of nutty malt. Upon tasting, the malt is really on display here with the hops rounding it out nicely. There is more sweetness on the front end of the flavor than I was expecting. The hop flavor is apparent, but well balanced. I love this and will definitely be getting it again. I might even say this is better than Bell’s Best Brown Ale.
kiwianer (3317) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is robust, the body brown, it smells aromatic, sweet, darkmalty sweet-chocolate, fermented-plum. The taste is aromatic fruity, a bit bitter, less alcoholic, sweet-citrus, fruity-bitter, hoppy. Interesting and tasty! Great 12/12/12/13/12/13
harrystrill (93) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great flavour creamy malty taste finishing on caramel. I really liked this and was a bit surprised at other reviews .
illidurit (2114) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured into pint glass. Aroma is cheap chocolate and dark breads. Flavor is sort of limp and coarse with lightly roasted barley and some caramel malt floating atop a watery mouthfeel. Needs more body for sure.
junon (408) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a fan of browns. They always fall short. This one wasnt bad. Nothing of note. However it is a solid beer overall
blklab2007 (1939) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a brown in color with a covering of tan head that retained a ring on the glass. Aroma has rich brown malt, light hops, and some earth. Mouth feel is medium with nice coating and medium low carbonation. Flavor gets rich on the malt, mild roast, lightly bitter, and a pinch of stale coffee.
MichaelAwesome (3558) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared with McTaps. Huge disappointment as this one seemed to be dull, just with a bit malt and in the aroma. Became better with higher temperature but still no good points in here. Simple, below average.
McTapps (3558) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
After liking other brown ales a lot O had some big hopes for this one. The looks are alright: Medium brown colour, low head and medium body. But the taste is disappointing because it is just too thin and lacks deepness. It has hints of bitter hops, nuts, sour almonds and copper. Too bitter and thin.
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled December 8, 2011.
Appearance: The body is a dark chestnut that’s opaque through the center, the tan head is tall and dense with great retention that leaves a huge mess on the glass as it dissipates.
Aroma: The aroma is malty with toffee, caramel, and some cocoa, perhaps some brown sugar, with a hint of tropical flavors and hints of oxidation..
Taste: The body is malty with toffee, brown sugar and dark fruits on the finish. It could be oxidation to some degree, it’s a bit grapey on the finish. It’s still good though.
Palate: Light to medium bodied with light carbonation.
Overall: I thought this was a bit fresher, I guess that may be throwing a lot of it off. It’s decent and I’ll try it again but there are some notes of oxidation that I’m not sure are intentional.