RichardW (1796) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, Coppers, Ncl. Beautiful foaming reddy brown pour, with a lovely thick head. Huge sweet malt aromas, brown sugar and bread looms large, plenty of fizz on the tongue and a sweet strawberry swallow. Some bitterness in the finish and aftertaste that is slightly tart and brings in orange citrus. Very English style full bodied brown ale
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of toasted bread and caramel malts. Notes of chocolate, nuts and citrus fruits. Dark brown hue with a small off-white head with little lace. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is medium bodied watery average. Overall a decent brown ale that’s malty and easy drinking.
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is moderately sweet with caramel, toasted malt and chocolate. There is also a decent amount of herbal hops. The appearance is medium brow with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall a pretty good session beer but nothing special.
monk191 (1378) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent brown ale. Pours pretty light. Smells very fruity, like raspberries, but weirdly, does not taste like it smells. Taste is smooth, but a little boring. Had in the bottle.
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AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
what a great brew from anchor! I’m not much of a brown ale fan but this one rocked! makes for a tasty gulping brew. I could seriously enjoy mug after mug of this beer!
KlextonGaze (60) - Franklinville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/2 650ml into pint poured fiery amber with moderate khaki head diminishing fairly quick. Toasty malt character with nutty, caramel embellishment. Bit unusual herbaceous woodiness and light cocoa emerging on taste. Bitter tinge rounding it out. Quirky, but plenty drinkable.
Pinball (11586) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, trade with papsoe.
clear amber, large smooth creamy brown head.
aroma of toffee, caramel, malts, hops, dry hoppy nutty aroma.
flavor is slightly citrussy, malty, hoppy, flowery, nutty, I’m afraid this might be very slightly infected, or perhaps it’s just the nutty malts playing subtle citrussy tricks. Very bitter, malty bitter, wood, the very slightly infected like note could be the citra doing a flowery citrussy thing to the beer. the beer appears nonheavy and easy to drink, however complexity and bitterness makes it a beer for the geek nevertheless.
BrewBoxer (2472) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep brown , big head that fades, smells of ood, oak and some rich malt. Not what I expected from one of my fav brewers. Easy drinking, light on the palate , some slight smokinerss at the end but not flavorful at all. Average
PapaSkeetSkeet (1002) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
walnut with dirty seafoam head. Aroma is grassy with a bit of moldy rock and chlorinated pool. Medium, creamy body with moderate carbonation. Astringent, unpleasant bitterness, rather metallic, almost chemical. Yuck. It’s more drinkable then a beer that is going bad, but really, a good ol’ American brown? I think not. A disappointing night for beers- 0 for 3.
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.0 A: Deep transluscent amber brown color. A little over one finger of frothy beige head. Retenion is perhaps a hair below average and a "barely there" ring of lacing is left.
3.0 S: Strange aroma. The dominant component is some novel mix of cocoa powder and flowers with herbal undertones. Toasted malts with anise and caramel. Light, raisiny fruitiness.
3.0 T: Cocoa powder/flowers/herbs mix that tastes just as strange as it smells. Raisin, toasted malts, faint roastiness. Doughy malts overall.
4.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation that somehow in conjunction with the body makes this feel a lot like a beer from cask. Good creaminess, very nice.
3.5 D: Strange, but tasty beer that has a damn good mouthfeel.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-31-2012 03:29:43