ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35,5 cl. bottle. Best before Nov. 2013. Rated 16.6.2012.
Deep copper w/ nice, creamy, tan head. Deliciously malty w/ caramelly and burnt notes, pleasant fruitiness and a touch of hoppy freshess. Firm, pleasant bitterness in the balanced finish.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Had this awhile ago. One of the best browns that I have ever had. Very flavorful.
leaparsons (9757) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with red tints and a firm beige foam. Aromas are weetabix and chocolate with lemon and wheat. Lightly smoky with cola and lime. Flavours are sweet malts with chocolate and cloying molasses. Fruity and malty in the finish. A bit sickly and thin. Average.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dep brown pour with a thick, pillowy off-white head. The nose is fairly toasty with notes of spice, cocoa and a little bit of roast. Sweet malt and a little bit of earthy hoppiness add a soft fruity note on the back. Simple sort of brew, but a decent one. Medium bodied and slightly earthy. There is an almost minty character on the back. Okay.
Ernest (7283) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain/bread), lightly malty (apricot), with notes of souring fruit and bile.
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Surprisingly sour and dirty, and it has an unpleasant reflux-and-rotten-fruit odor. Embarrassing.
Thomasalias (320) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,355l bottle from Beer Bier, Budapest. Clear, deep reddish amber color with big, creamy, light brown head. Hoppy, spicy, herbal odor. Malty, a bit sour aroma with the flavours of the roasted malt. Hiding honey and spicy hoppy flavour. Light bitter-sour taste. Medium body, slick texture, light carbonation. It1s a light but meaningful beer. Delicious and easily drinkable.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Frothy head, delicate aroma of wood, slight smoke, slightly burnt caramel. Looks lovely. Easy to drink with flavor containing both bready, slightly sourish malt elements and a pronounced citric, piney hop presence. Flavor is lightly-to-moderately sweet, moderately bitter.
Idiosynkrasie (6303) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Clear red glowing dark amber with huge frothy to creamy tan head. Nice hoppy aroma on dark malty, slightly toasty basis. Slightly sweet dark malty taste, minimal tart note, a roasty touch. Nice.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
24(?)oz bottle. Large beige head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some orange, light nut. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some orange, cola, light nut. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
drpimento (3076) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Geez, almost great. Served a bit cold, with very nice, large, tan, foamy, frothy, thick, creamy head that slowly settles and plenty of lace. Color is a pretty, clear mahoganey with many tiny bubble trails. Aroma is banana up front, then malt, roast, toffee, fruit. Flavor’s like nose and is fruity up front too; then there’s the classic brown ale flavors. Oddly, sweetness is muted at first and comes in later finishing along with the bitter and tang. Body and carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, ending to a not altogether pleasant bittersweet slow taper.