Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber-brown colour. Toasty, earthy nose with cocoa notes. Balanced earth and cocoa. A light hint of tartness late.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours an amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of cocoa, caramel, light ash, plum, raisins, brown sugar, and slightly burnt toasted bread. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, raisins, and toasted bread.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) Medium off-white head atop a clear chestnut brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, hazelnut, caramel, some tea. Taste is medium sweet, floral, orange, some caramel, hazelnut, tea. Low carbonation, light-medium body with slight stickiness.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
good color & taste, basic brown ale
clear dark brown with ruby highlights, scant head, great toasted nut and chocolate aroma, rich malt flavor, mostly dry, good chocolate character, touch of nut, clean finish, tasty session brown ale
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
bhensonb (10792) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Dark amber color with a quickly gone whiteish head. Aroma of caramel/malt. Medium body with lightly fizzy carbonation. Flavor is mild roast caramel with a bit of light hop. It’s really tasty. Finishes less than dry, but tasty.
Tmoney99 (10459) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown hue with medium off-white head. Aroma and flavor was medium malt and hops. Medium body with small bitter finish. Average brew.
Ratman197 (9530) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear brown with a creamy lasting tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, toffee, light coffee and a hint of nuts. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of chocolate, nuts and a bit of toffee with a smooth bittersweet finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy light tan head, medium-short retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, and lightly toasted malt, earthy hops and figs. Flavor is malt dominant with light to medium hops and bitterness, a pleasant chocolate note and a dry finish. Medium-light body and medium carbonation.
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber color. Aroma is nutty and malty. Flavor is lightly hoppy and has caramel malt. Pretty damn boring.
hopscotch (8890) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Blurred, burnt orange ale with a large , frothy, mushroom head. Excellent retention. Toasted nuts, milk chocolate and caramel notes in the nose. Mild flavor. Decently balanced. Malty... a blend of lightly and darkly roasted malts. Traces of chocolate and hazelnut. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and almost flat carbonation. Lengthy, chocolatey finish with hints of coffee brewed from a course grind. Solid English brown ale brewed to style. I suppose it could be a mild. American style mild ale / English style brown ale. What’s the difference? Who cares?... other than the brewer and the judges at the GABF.