McTapps (6341) - Reutlingen, 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 (1701) - 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.
robertjm (839) - Albany, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty aromatic when I popped the cap. Bit of frothy line tan head. Glass is coated with lots of bubbles on the side. Slightly toasted grain aroma, chased by hops. Beautiful clear red color when held to a light bulb. Flavor of fresh oranges and mango. Perhaps even a bit of cherry. Bitterness comes out in the aftertaste. Have seen this for sale for a long time. It’s a shame it took me this long to try it!!
Zita (6001) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
caramel, nuts, golden, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, lively, bitter, long finish,
Hansen (8242) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber and clear. Has a white head, mostly lasting. Looks good. Nice aroma with a delicate caramel-hoppy mix. Flavor is mainly sweet, light bitter finish. Creamy texture and soft carbonation.
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
1st January 2012
Clear red - amber beer, Good pale tan head. Light palate, frothy and a little dry. Dry even malt with a trace of toffee. A little aniseed. Some hop in there somewhere. Very dry finish. Clunky!
Steverus0 (253) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Doesn't really have the nutty character I've come to expect from my favorite browns, but this malty gem is wonderful and clean on the palette
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
queenholly (3609) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nutty, sweet chocolate, and caramel malt aroma. Clear chestnut with a large creamy tan head. Roasty, astringent nutty malt, caramel, and roasty bitter hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.
danielyabu (1488) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
large, frothy, creamy (in a 2nd moment) light brown head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick light orangeish-brown body. aroma: heavy nutty malty, caramel, dark chocolate, mild coffee. if and ff: moderate sweet light bitter; average duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, light astringent finish. aroma tradicional, um estranho azedume, felizmente leve, permeia o gosto do início ao fim (aumenta na segunda metade da cerveja), sabor maltado, dulçor com caramelo, lembrando nozes, aftertaste amadeirado. 50 s
Beerman6686 (6041) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a semi murky light brown color with a beige head. Aroma was light toast, some mild sour fruit character, yeast, and light nuts. Flavor was a bit off and astringent, not true to the style, but a slight funk to it that I enjoyed. Ok.