cazort (548) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m a bit puzzled by the high ratings on this beer; I found it absolutely unremarkable. Seemed a bit thin-bodied and weak on the flavor. The alcohol content is also pretty evident in the flavor...I actually mainly smell alchol in the aroma and I don’t like that. There’s a light roast and a moderate amount of hops, which I find leave a slight metallic taste in my mouth, reminiscent of some German beers. Not too heavy, which is a plus. Leaves a pleasant bitterness on my palate, especially towards the back of the mouth. I find this beer tastes a little more pleasant (more of the toasty quality of the malt comes out) if I sip it...but it’s thin for a dark beer so I find myself wanting to drink it more quickly. This did not impress; it was drinkable but I probably would not get it again.
hangunder (259) - 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 (577) - 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 (3008) - 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.
tonypreto (48) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Beautiful dark brown cocoa color with an amazing fluffy white head that sticks around for a bit. Tastes extremely smooth with hints of chocolate and malt. Only lacking feature was aroma.
ScottWallace82 (70) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into a glass. Pours a reddish brown with a tan head. Caramel on the nose with a medium mouthfeel. Toffee and Caramel flavor with a sweet finish. A really good brown.
AbbeyRoade (376) - Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good/decent brown ale. Not bitter at all. Mildly sweet, malty ale. Slight alcohol flavor present. Not bad though.
hopbag (104) - - NOV 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nutty, toasty, caramel. Dark crystal malt. Not too sweet. Lots of English yeast character, with that fruity estery thing, is not my favorite. Spicy hops are nice. Well balanced brown ale, good body, but not really my style.
Mittenator (1375) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint can. Deep chestnut with a tight,beige head. Sweet cereal aromas. Bright and fruity with a grain heavy finish.
AJK9600 (18) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Outdoors, mid 40s temps, poured into a frosted mug. Small fire going. This beer is excellent for the situation described. Deep flavors with a superb hoppy finish.
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SlovakSniper (3269) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cette brown ale est brune. Sa tête mousseuse est assez épaisse. Une dentelle est observable. Les arômes de sucre brun se mêlent aux parfums légers de chocolat et aux houblons en fleurs. Les saveurs sont celles du style : malts bruns, trace chocolatée, noix, caramel terreux. La bouche est légère et pétillante. La finale est courte et brune. En canette de 16 onces. Pas mauvais mais peu spectaculaire. Personne n’a voulu finir la moitié de mon verre.