jookos (5105) - FINLAND - SEP 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown, clear. Nose is intriguing; caramel, hazelnuts, toffee, dark sugar, molasses, some chocolate. and a mixture of earthy hops. And a bit of metallic notes, sadly. Body is fullish, more roasted than the nose, bitter, but not too much. Some oak-like flavours as well. This must be one of the best classic brown ales I’ve tasted. Really nice.
TimE (4836) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown color, walnuts, frangelico, mildly sweet, malty, a touch d brown sugar. Very smooth. Nice, but a touch too sweet for me.
alobar (3432) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours chestnut brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of nuts, toffee,and caramel. Dark fruit, toffee,and caramel dominate the flavor with hint of nuts. Excellent lacing. Nice beer!
pivnizub (9978) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tapped (@Tryk-Bar):Hazy, amber coloured, big brown fluffy head, sweet dark malt, brown bread, dried fruits and some vinous aromas in the nose, hops in the background; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; lingering bitter-malty finish. A very convincing brew…
portableparty (2273) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown copper color with a foamy khaki head. Aroma is metallic roasted malt. Taste is bitter roasted malt with a hop presence and some metallic spice in the finish and some dark pitted fruit too. Palate is thin to medium and finishes dry. Decent beer that has a good roasty malt presence.
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz. bottle. Aroma is roasty, malty, nutty and lightly fruity, with suggestions of dark bread, brown sugar, earthiness, faint citrus, very light cocoa and a nice leafy hop character in the background. Clear medium auburn in color, with a lasting, fine, ivory head. Flavor profile is similarly roasty and fruity, interesting balance there, with very lightly sweet, dark, bready malt, hazelnut, and a fruity, herbal hop presence throughout, finishing with a light-moderate dosage of bitterness and drying out a bit somewhere along the way. Active and light on the palate, but with a familiar coating feel seen in other offerings by this brewer, and medium body. Delicious and intriguing, certainly one of the best Browns I have ever had. I love that Anchor house character, I really do.
notalush (5671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby - thick head with decent retention - the citra hops dominate the nose, but the roasted malt surprisingly compliments it quite well - sadly, the same cannot be said of the flavor - the beer is quite dry and roasty and the bright citrus notes of the hops simply do not work with or compliment this character - tangy, dry, citric finish - the body is creamy , the malt base is firm and the beer is well-attenuated, but it just doesn’t come together for me.
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Little head, brown. nice chockolate and light licorice nose medium body and length. Some dryish exit with soft chockolate
Malty_MacHops (668) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. A lot of carmel and brown sugar in the nose with strong notes of floral hops. The beer is deep brown with a syrupy tan head. A balance of sweet caramel with bitter floral hops. Chewy with a balanced impression.
iceman15658 (135) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint glass. Pours a coppery clear body with a thin white head. Aroma is that of nuts. The taste has a bit of toffee and maybe a tough of almond. Not one of my favorite styles but it was a nice suprise.