bhensonb (12310) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Hazy dark brown color with a humongous beige head. Has that typical roasted malt, nutty brown ale aroma. Medium body with incredibly frothy carbonation. Flavor is nutty, dark roast malt, and something dusty. There’s some lurking fruit, which might be dark fruit, and I only suspect a sour touch. I expected sour in a brown, but didn’t get it. Which is good this time. Finish is kind of like a cookie, but not sweet. Very pleasant and tasty drink. Seems underrated.
argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Small beige head atop clear chestnut/cola brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, nut, herbal, some raisin, light bubblegum, clove. Taste is medium sweet, earthy, some caramel, nut, bittersweet chocolate, light raisin. Watery light-medium body.
Tmoney99 (11822) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from sampler set. Dark brown with average frothy light brown head. Average aroma of molasses, hops and nutty tone. Medium body with medium sweet finish. Average sweet flavor.
Ratman197 (11100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of adneilson (thanks AAron) poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, cocoa, cola and light nuts. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, light cocoa and light nuts with a crisp carmel finish.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Wine Warehouse. Ruby tinted brown pour, slightly hazy, withe a three finger head. Good retention and nice webs of lacing. Milky aroma with roasted malts and dark fruits. Taste is strong raisin with roasted malts, nuts, brown sugar and a very subtle hop finish. Smooth and medium bodied.
hopscotch (10077) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle... Clear burnt orange ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Beefy, chocolaty nose with yeast and medicinal notes. Flavor matches the nose with moderate sweetness. Medium-bodied and a bit oily with weak carbonation. Finishes brothy and modestly sweet.
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Amber/brown appearance with a big foamy tan head. Nutty, toasty, lightly hoppy brown malty nose. Toasty, slightly roasty, nutty brown ale flavor. Mediocre.
Dogbrick (9361) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of and Arcadia sampler: This was a pretty good nut brown, poured a dark brownish-amber with virtually no head or lacing. Strong nut aroma. Flavor was not very rich but was nutty with some malt. Lightly bitter and nutty finish. A better-than-average brew.
GT2 (9273) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Novare Res in Portland, ME. Pours a dark brown with a decent tan head that settles down quickly leaving spotty lacing. Nose is roasted malt, toasted nuts, some brown sugar and caramel. Flavor is too watery with slight molasses, roasted chestnuts, caramel malt. Too much carbonation. Not offensive but not great.
crossovert (9092) - Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Dark brown pour, quickly receding head. The smell is light and malty, hints of caramel and nuts, but mostly english yeast character. Flavor is fuller, it has dark fruits, light nuttiness, really easy to drink. The beer is just too subdued, a good beer to hand someone who claims they don’t like dark beer.