Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma is coffee, malty, caramel and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Medium body with light carbonation. Decent brown ale.
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark mahogany with good, frothy, tan head, light lacing / Nose of malt, roast barley, chocolate, caramel, cream / Medium body, somewhat creamy and chewy, some sweetness but excellent hop balance, and lightly bitter finish / Flavors of roast barley, semisweet chocolate, cream, caramel, nut, hint of tobacco / An especially smooth, mellow, chocolatey, brown ale.
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber->SA. Dark brown with small offwhite head. A: malt, toffee, dark fruit. T: same, very malty.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep browns yet clear at the same time – like espresso wood. Bubbly khaki head fades into a broken film with a thick collar. Swirls with some lacey spots.
Dark fruits and tart chocolates. Tobacco leaf along the edges. Pumpernickel and fruitcake. Black licorice root. Burnt pecan praline. Prunes and raisins.
Dryer than the nose implied but still flavorful and robust. Toasted nuts and pumpernickel toast. More bitter nuts in the back. Dried raisins and black licorice root in the middle. Charcoal and burnt chocolates in the back.
A traditional brown ale with an American twist – a fitting tribute to the veritable Pete(r) Brown whose books site proudly on my shelf. Once again, Bear Republic does not disappoint. I’m not sure if they will brew this beer again, but I certainly hope they do.
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Jow (1877) - New York, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Stagshead. I feel like I haven’t had brown ale in ages I’ll have to look that up. Pours, you guessed it, brown. Nice nose of toffee and malt. Tastes of roasted malt, toffee, nuts, quite bready, and wood. Creamy and pleasant
dhunter151 (477) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a white head. Molasses, brown sugar, good amount of hop flavor. Dry finish.
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glennmastrange (2145) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate light bread, roasted and nutty for the malt, light to moderate herbs for the hops, light dough for the yeast with cocoa powder in the background. head is small, fizzy, light beige with fiar lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is dark mahogany. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes slightly sweet and lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, slick with a carbonation between soft and lively. This is one of the best Brown Ales I’ve eve had.
zacgillbanks (1872) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is an extremely dark red-brown beer. It has red currant and rich deep red fruit flavours, slight roasted notes and marzipan and orange marmalade on the finish. This is a cross between an brown ale and a Barley Wine. Superb!
arminjewell (5720) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the Local Peasant, dark brownish red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of some grain, chocolate, nice slight grass, into a touch of caramel, toffee, burnt sugars, some nutty notes as well. Taste is a mix of dark red fruits, some caramel, toffee, slight nuts, cocoa powder, finishing slightly bitter, dry. Pretty tasty.
Osprey87 (1182) - London via, WALES - JUN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chilled bottle. Pours a dark red/brown with a fluffy white head. Smell is interesting - caramel, spice, yeast. Flavour is more of the same - mild caramel, faint raisins, liquroice and fudge. Reminiscent of some of the De Molen beers I’ve had, but the taste is a bit watery and toned down by comparison. Mouthfeel is foamy. OK, drinkable.