Onslow (1206) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 22oz bomber. Clear brown brew with very active carbonation at first. Big fizzy head, dense, after a few minutes settles down to a smallish but persistent head. Carbonation very lively and active at first, becomes very moderate and soft after about 15 minutes in the glass. Aroma of earth, caramel malts, over ripe sweet fruit, ethanol, roasted grains. Taste is sweet malt at the start, toasted grains and a little sweetness in the middle, finish with earth and a little drying hops. Final taste is still a bi sweet. Best when not fridge cold but a little warmer. Nice.
batneil (334) - - NOV 2, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown in colour, treacly taste. Not bad. Just had a small taste from a bottle at an SF beer festival.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"this was a good brown ale with a slighly higher abv than normal and a nice malty backbone and a slightly hoppy finish. very well done for a style that’s hard to stand out in."
BrewBoxer (2092) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Mudville 9 NYC. Pours a deep brown color . Hints of nuts, malt and coffee chocolate. Very flavorful and easy drinking
minutemat (1823) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber @ 8th Shrewsbury Bottle Share. Pours very dark brown. Sweet dark fruits, smooth sweet malts, some nuttiness, but exceptionally drinkable. A great interpretation of a Brown Ale.
BlackHaddock (4038) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber between four at the September 2014 Shrewsbury bottle share. Chestnut brown body with a white crown, semi-sweet malt molasses in both the nose and taste. Mild wood and nutty feel to the medium depthed body, those malts completely ruling the flavours and not allowing the hops to assert themselves. I quite liked it though.
DocJitsu (1031) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a murky dull-copper color with a sizable, sudsy, khaki head. Roasted malt and toffee aromas. Both of which are mild. Medium-bodied with some mild burning, scrub. Toffee, a little fruit, and roasted malt. The roasted flavor takes on a bit of that home-brew-syrup malt off flavor.
Bulk_Carrier (2227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mike, thanks a ton for this. You da man!
Two bottles, one poured into a pint glass and the other was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a hazy brown color with a one finger white foamy head in both glasses. The head lasted a bit longer in the mug than the pint and once the head died the lacing was the same in both, kinda messy and all over the place.
The aroma offered a strong caramel to molasses sweet nuttiness. There was a light toffee lightly pervading.
The taste followed the aroma in pretty much the same way.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. This one just rolled right on over my tongue in such a graceful way - wow!
Overall, this is quite an impressive Brown ale that I know I would have again. This was very worth seeking out.
miquelcrush (1474) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
AWISLguy (1382) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Steve’s in Fitchburg, no bottle date and cellar aged about 2 months before I got around to it. Pours a cola color (brown with nice reddish highlights) with a beige colored spongey head. Some drips of lace down through the glass. Aroma has sweet molasses, caramelly malts and some nice roast. Not expecting the coffee component - from a Brown! Taste is of sweet caramel, some brown sugar and some molasses, yet not overly sweet, as roasty nuttyness fought through. Medium to full bodied with a bit of an alcohol presence, and thick enough to be a porter. Finishes to the sweeter side of the bitter - sweet scale, but nothing cloying about it. This is a nice brew; quite unexpectedly so. Kudos to Bear Republic. 14.8
beertholomeus (856) - California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with a khaki head. Malt, caramel, toffee, toast, chocolate and nutty aroma. Malt, caramel, toffee, biscuit, chocolate, nut, hop and brown sugar flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a dry caramel and toffee finish.