bigtourist (36) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth with a light, quick hop finish. Chocolate overtones, dark color, quickly fading pleasant aftertaste
BrettTaylor (589) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from can into glass. Pours a medium brown with hints of red, light tan head. Aroma - nutty, malty, touch of yeast and subtle hops underneath. Taste - malty, some mild dark malt notes, very light citrus/pine hops.
ordybill (318) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- this brown ale has malt and a sweet sugary aroma.
Appearance- Uhhmm, a brown ale with an average white head.
Taste- Big malt flavor with caramel tossed in.
Palate- A light bodied ale with moderate carbonation.
Overall- this is an average ale for me, Bell’s is usually killing every beer style they try but this was average to me.
climberbob (228) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into snifter. Caramel raisin aroma. Similar taste with bread and perhaps barley notes. Smooth almost creamy mouthfeel. Long clean finish.
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Boomersmancave1 (77) - Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz. can. Poured dark brown with off white head. Nice lacing. Malty smell and taste. Nutty aftertaste. Nice beer.
malvrich (56) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce can > pint glass
A: Pours a murky dark amber with a half finger of lingering head.
S: Caramel malt is dominant in the nose.
T: Caramel maltiness with a bitter bite of chocolate and earthy hop note. Little real sweetness but ’rounded". Pretty good balance of flavors.
M: Medium body and good level of carbonation on the tongue. Very smooth mouthfeel. Clean, not cloying.
O: Very smooth drinkable brown with nothing negative.
kerenmk (2788) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bbotmc. Deep sienna-brown. Dark fruit aroma of plum, some nuts and port wine. Tastes sweet, a little alcoholic, but all in all fruity and nutty and somewhat earthy. Heavy, bitter finish and fruity mouthfeel. Very good and warming winter beer.
rayaron (455) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample. Thanks Tom L. Cloudy brownish-red with small beige head. Sweet aroma, raisin, liqueur, very fruity (pear, peach). Sweet flavor, date honey, raisin, malty, a bit woody, light hoppy bitterness, sweet-sour finish. Light carbonation, medium-bodied.
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour. The aroma is rich and chocolatey. A rich malt profile and a soft toasty sweetness. Has a moderate earthy bitterness leaving it a very well rounded and balanced product. Rich and malty. Really lovely brown ale.
ThreeCats (617) - ISRAEL - DEC 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Somewhat hazy brown with a nice off-white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, chocolate, and some dark fruit. Taste nutty and toasty, with woody notes (wood bark comes to mind) and some burnt caramel. I would call hopping excessive for style, but than I guess this is an American brown, not an English Brown, so I suppose not. Good autumn beer
zvsn (817) - ISRAEL - DEC 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample. Thanks DSG! Clear reddish-brown with a small head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, chocolate. Sweet malty flavors, with caramel, toffee and chocolate notes. Medium-bodied, smooth texture. Very pleasant and easy drinking brown ale.