Onslow (1373) - 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.
Cousin_Larry (873) - - JUN 13, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at WOBFest 2016. Just not digging the brown sugar & molasses sweetness along with the malt flavor. It sounds good when I write it, but it just didn’t work that well IMO.
Finn (6197) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fra fat på Bishops Arms Kiruna 30 Apr 16 i hyggelig selskap. Ultradyp brun. Lavt filmskum. Aroma av malt & sjokolade. Smaken behagelig. Litt karamell med innblanding av harpiks. Blir tørr etter hvert.
rentonj7 (202) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear reddish brown with a faint head. Brown sugar, cinnamon, fruity, nutty, roasted malts in aroma. Very sweet, chocolate, spices in flavor. Low bitterness, medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Seems like a good homebrew, but maybe not a good commercial beer - if that makes sense.
60minuteman (1278) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from Rams. Poured a clear brown with tan head and lace. Notes of malt, hop, molasses, caramel, bread, spice and cheap fruits. It sort of gave off the vibe of a pumpkin ale or a special seasonal beer. Not thrilling but certainly drinkable.
Leighton (18075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear copper with a filmy white head. The nose is just all soap/cleaner, maybe a little toast. Light to medium sweet flavor with some bready malts, caramel, more cleaner, astringency. Light bodied with average carbonation. Astringent soapy finish. Something is not right here.
VsXsV (3872) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Bear Republic. Clear deep copper liquid with small to medium light tan head. Aroma of toast, citrus, washing up liquid, grain and earth. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of washing up liquid, grain and earth. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Weird as hell.
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown. Roasty, light and smooth, nutty, some fruit. Solid all around.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
conway (2210) - - SEP 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with off white head. Fruity sweetness, nutty and roasty. Medium mouthfeel and carb. Decent.
TheHopster (1036) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Beer Authority in NYC for my HUB birthday party. Toasted malt easy drinking brown ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ineedbeer (1707) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is rather malty with some burnt sugar, toasted bread, caramel and toffee. Doesn’t smell overly sweet. Medium citrus and pine resin hop notes.
Pours a dark brown with a moderately sized, thick, creamy, tan head that slowly recedes leaving behind nice lacing.
Flavor is slightly sweet with some light lingering sweetness. Medium light burnt sugar notes, some toasted bread and hints of caramel and toffee. Faint roast and medium nuttiness. Medium bitterness with medium light citrus and pine resin hop notes.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a nice brown all but it could use a bit more hop character. Nice malt notes that don’t make it too sweet.