Msavage235 (90) - - NOV 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful beer, truly smooth and great flavor. It’s almost like a light stout or porter beer. It has all of the notes of those types of beer, chocolate and coffee notes with a little roast but without the full bodied punch of a porter or a stout. A nice spicy, caramel finish rounds off this flavorful but subdued beer. Fantastic for this time of year, fall quickly becoming winter.
conway (1618) - - DEC 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Dark cola with a nice tan head. Aroma is dark fruit and cocoa. Taste follows and adds some caramel. Very light and creamy mouthfeel. Good but could use a bit of roastiness or something to balance the sweetness.
tnkw01 (1179) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown in color with a medium, light tan colored head. Aroma and taste has hints of caramel and cocoa.
Niko100 (2059) - Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, caramel, & some fruit; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, some yeast, caramel, chocolate, nuts, and light hops; Dry finish; Decent.
YigSvartka (104) - Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice large head with good retention. Opaque copper/brown. Wonderful caramel, roast, chocolate, citrus and heavy malt aroma. Delectable. Smooth and creamy texture coupled with initial flavours of caramel, malt, and chocolate and finishing with a mildly sour/grassy hop. Very good, although could be slightly more hoppy and carbonated.
ajnepple (2509) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can from Total Wine & More - Gilbert, AZ. Brown and clear appearance with a lacy tan head. Aroma is rich, toasty and roasty with notes of light toffee, earthy hops and caramel malts. Similar flavor, smooth and easy to drink with an average body and a bittersweet finish.
MarkSachon (634) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. This ranks as one of the best browns out there. Smooth and malty, all perfectly balanced.
ilovedarkbeer (2332) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a brilliant copper brown color with a large foamy off white head. Notes of chestnuts, caramelized sugar, cereal grains, and milk chocolate. Sweet medium weight finish.
hangunder (270) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells nice but not overly complex, hint of medium sweet caramely malt, leafy earthy hops. Brown and not too hazy, quickly fading brown head. Not a big fan of the taste, upfront slightly sour, but this mixes strangely with the caramel notes. Finishes lightly caramel with a hint of sourness. Not fresh? Infected? Either way, not too exciting. Medium/light bodied and average carbonation.
Frothmeister (585) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours a hazy garnet colour with a tan head. Aromas of dark malts, woody/straw notes, cocoa, and light brown sugar. Taste wise, mineral heavy with woody/straw notes up front that leads into larger malt notes, cocoa, and a little bit of coffee-like bitterness in the mineral finish. Entirely solid British style ale, with maybe a little more body than your standard brown ale, and very much focusing on the malt. Would pair up great with a hearty meal.
probstblueribbon (3051) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
473 ml can from BOTW, shared with Phil. Deep ruby-mahogany with a fair tan head. Rich, sweet malt, nutty, lightly roasted, a bit of toffee, slightly vinous. Medium+ body with creamy carbonation. Rich sweet maltiness, nutty and slightly roasty, some toffee, a little vinous; off-dry with gentle bitterness and a decent yet clean malt finish.