Bendrixian (1481) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pour with a decent head. good almond and caramel notes on the nose. good balance and pleasant stuff on the nose. i do find it a bit grainy or cereal like on the nose however. palate is medium bodied with a decent bittering component in there as well. good stuff.
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Pours a nice brown leaning toward copper colour with a small eggshell head that leaves a little lace. Sweet cereal grain and a slight sugary quality on the nose. Mostly roasted malt on the palate with some of that cereal grain coming through. Dry shortish finish.
puboflyons (3061) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the 22 fl. oz. bottle with no expiration date or lot code. It pours a decent looking brown with good clarity but little in the way of head. The head is about a finger thick of silky tan but it dissolves quickly. It comes with a good malty and slightly nutty aroma very typical of a brown ale but more enticing. The taste boasts a likeable nuttiness with a good dose of malts and a much thinner dose of hops. Overall, a likeable beer.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown with a thin off-white head that settles to a ring. Faint aroma but malt and nut found. The flavor had nut, toasted malt, and a slight hop undertone. Light body and a light hop aftertaste.
dmac (5470) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bottle from Canals Hainesport. Pours a deep dark mahogany brown with a small to average sized head. Aroma of wet bread, d honey, stale chocolate, old caramel and crushed old flower petals. The body is thinner and bubblier then I would have liked. Flavor is bitter sweet with notes of stale chocolate, weak honey, grassy dry hops and rotting orange fruit. Meh its drinkable, actually thought it was better but with a little warming this one is dropping off.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown, almost porter-like pour. Nutty aroma and a rich, nutty, malty taste to match. Quite tasty.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured dark brown with a small amount of head. Toasted malty flavor with a quick finish.
Dorwart (2519) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, really minimal head from a pretty vigorous pour. Dissipates very quickly and leaves a few scattered bubbles. Roasty and spicy aroma with some smoked malts, dark fruit and a bit of molasses. Color is the truest brown I have ever seen in a brew. This is truely a brown ale. Smooth and malty flavor that starts a bit fizzy and ends pretty dry. Some tea leaves, cinnamon and roasted malts and a bit of vanilla. Somewhat more complex than your typical brown ale. Finishes dry and spicy. The brew is much spicer than I expected. Decent.
iggynelix (132) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2009
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
looks like a solid brown .. but with way more carbonation than needed. less palate than the look.
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours like Coca Cola in every way--Large bubbles that die to a flat surface. There’s even soda-like bubbles on the side of the glass. The only thing missing is the ice. Color looks like water with caramel coloring.
Darker malt aroma. Some metallic elements
Very spritzy. The body, in a word, is thin. This is distracting. The flavor cannot make up the difference. Darker malt (perhaps darker crystal). Mid-taste the metal shows up. Nearly no hop...the aftertaste dies quickly.
The bottle features a World Beer Championship Gold Medal. I don’t see it.