sturmthis (750) - Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Dark brown color with little off white head. Caramel and a slight hop taste. Very solid beer. 555 beer this year.
Jado (604) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From 355 ml can. Pours a clear chestnut brown with a small off-white head. Faint aromas of raisins, caramel and malt. Taste is gentle dark fruit and more caramel with a slight coffee bitterness. Fairly short finish with a light fruity aftertaste. Straightforward but very drinkable.
mattyhennessy (360) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light brown with a tan/beige head with a slight haze. Caramel and toffee on the nose with some spice and fruity hop esters. Toffee and caramel dominate the flavour with a surprising hop presence. Roasty flavours also emerge. Nothing really that makes this beer amazing, but it is solid. Great to sink a few
vickey9 (611) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chicory and a roasted malt are very gentle this ale. Light and simple Pleasant bitterness on gently sweet background. B@H
maddbrew (1) - Lawndale, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good beer, a bit to much hop aroma/flavor and not quite enough bitterness to balance.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
YigSvartka (159) - Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Typical nearly opaque brown appearance with no head. Unsubstantial aroma consisting of malt, roast and caramel. Very boring brown. Extremely thin and watery. The flavours are adequately described by the aroma. Simple and feeble. Don’t quite understand the praise for this one.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"pretty smooth beer, even better if you can find it in the metal bottles. dark roasted malt and coffee on the nose and tongue. A cut above average. Recomended. 3.4 bottle, 3.6+ tap, 3.6+ aluminum
AbbeyRoade (437) - Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good! Nutty and roasty and not too sweet. A great specimen for a Brown ale.
hank37 (145) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good sessionable beer. Pours a rich brown with small tan head. Picking up spicy aromas and a peppery edge. Cherry and toffee flavours ensue. Surprisingly good.
Darkmagus82 (1913) - - OCT 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-28-14-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a medium to dark brown color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a very light level of retention, fading to leave a tiny level of fizzy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is a blend of sweet, roast and a very light nutty and grassy. The strongest of the smells is that of a caramel and light molasses aroma with the next strongest being that of a light roasted malt smell. A little bit of chocolate, nut and grass are there as well producing a light but moderately nice smelling brew.
Taste – The taste begins with a very light roasted flavor mixed with a more brown sugar and caramel sweetness. The sweetness grows stronger and stronger as the flavor advances with the brown sugar losing strength but being replaced and even augmented by lots of caramel and an almost cola like taste. While the roast is light in intensity upfront it actually dwindles even more toward the end of the taste, leaving it overall rather thin in roast. Some light coffee flavors do come to the tongue at the end however making up for some of the loss of the roasted flavors. A nut and a hint of and herbal and grassy hop join at the very end, leaving a rather thin dark and medium sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thin and watery for a brown with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Not really great for the style on either front with none of the roast supported and the sweeter flavors highlighted too much in light of the roast.
Overall – Not the greatest brown out there. Just OK.