BucannonXC5 (1105) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Modern Times pint glass
From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif.
Purchased: Oct. 22, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 22, 2014
Misc.: Bottled on Aug. 14, 2014 with a shelf life of six months
Poured a brownish, caramel, hazy color with two fingers of frothy, khaki tan head. Below average foamy spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Average-to-below average retention. (Sight - 3.88)
Smelled a pleasant whiff of hops up front, which was a bit surprising. Mainly floral hops, but some light non-descript Citra in there as well. Then came the malts - hazel, caramel, toffee, Rolos, Heath Bar, chocolate, roasted honey nuts and light butterscotch. Very nice on the nose. (Smell - 4.13)
Taste wasn’t quite as good as the nose. Got toffee, hazel, caramel, roasty nuts, toast, honey nuts, light black coffee malts, espresso, light chocolate and light floral hops. (Taste - 3.75)
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Slightly bitter, abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.75)
The smell was the best part and I had high hopes, but it was nothing that special. (Overall - 3.75)
3.83 86 B+
Mibeersnob (50) - Howell, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle to pub glass. Pours rich brown. Nice thick head that goes away rather soon. Light sweet taste. Almost creamy on the palate. Overall is a great beer. Has some awesome malt flavor. A great brown beer.
evergreen0199 (2464) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market, Bowery, New York, NY. A chestnut brown coloured pour with a thin off white/beige head on top. Sweet, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, slightly sweet, malty, caramel, nutty.
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite brown ales. Strong all the way around. Very balanced beer and the taste is very good. Especially in the fall.
HonusWagner (1743) - Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A defining solid American Brown Ale. It looks brown. It tastes brown, with that maltiness that elicits something like cookies while not being overly sweet. It’s easy to drink, a touch bitter, flavorful but not over the top. It doesn’t reach the highs of a Maduro variant but it’s nearly as good as that base beer, and that’s good enough for me.
sudomorph (929) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Bottled 08/29/14. Pours a deep caramel/brown with a thin, khaki head. Aroma has notes of chocolate, coffee, caramel, bread, and slight hops. Taste is balanced. Notes of toasted bread and caramel to start then roasted malts in the middle and hints of chocolate and coffee on the end. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a smooth texture and dry finish. Overall a really easy drinking brown. More roasty than caramel but balanced very well.
bwa5879 (817) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber to brown pour with half inch beige head. Roasty, bready malt aroma, brown sugar, campfire and dough, some chocolate. Light carbonation, frothy mouthfeel, nice effervescent finish, very refreshing. Malty taste, sweeter carmel and dough, overall graininess blends everything together but subtle, roasty campfire taste toward the finish, a bit rooty.
asmodius (3) - California, USA - OCT 13, 2014 does not count
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Taste a bit earthy, not that hoppy which isn't surprising for a brown ale. Overall a decent beer to yry
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LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured amber/brown with a tan head. Aroma is malt, cocoa, and grain. Taste is smooth, a bit roasty, nutty, nice earthy bitterness from the hops. Finished a with smooth, toasty mouthfeel. Excellent brown ale.
jagad5 (89) - - OCT 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The description says "toasted" but my tongue says "burnt." Pours with a two inch, foamy head. Consistent flavor from top to bottom.