ajnepple (4662) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount Liquors. Brownish amber and clear with a tan head. Aroma and flavor of caramel, chocolate, light roast, bittersweet, light citrus hops. Medium body with little carbonation and a dry finish. It tasted a little dated, I remember liking it more last time I had it.
DiarmaidBHK (4030) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total beverage Westminster. Pours brown with a thin brown head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Has a bit of nuttiness on the nose. A bit of toffee on the tongue. Fishes clean. Solid.
DenverLogan (996) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 12 oz bottle into St Bernardus chalice.
Amber brown color with small head and lace.
Aroma of dark roasted malts and straw hops.
Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of burnt malts, dark roasted malts, carob, grapefruit hops, chalk. Overall rich and bold with some bitter root like notes.
Scopey (11395) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask gravity at GBBF 2013. It pours clear brown with a small white head. The nose is wood, earth, light sweetness, leather and caramel. The taste is caramel, wood, leather, light bitterness, twig, earth, residual sweetness, touch of resin, biscuit and light alcohol. Medium body and fine carbonation. OK hoppy brown ale.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 2010. Sampled at the brewery. Redbrown to copper color with a white head. Very hoppy for a brown ale, which is a plus in my book. Goes well with the caramel, malt and nutty aromas.
mR_fr0g (7847) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at gbbf 2013. Nose is tobacco and twigs. Slight hazed chestnut brown no head to speak of. Flavour is malt farwors nutty caramel. Slight warming rum. Wood. Good stuff. Cheers Leighton.
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark copper with very little head. Really nice grassy grapefruit aroma. Some malty sweetness is balanced by the hops in the middle but a soft roasted quality exists in the finish. Just enough resin lays on the tongue at the end.
krumbum (860) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown lightly transparent appearance with a big white head. Light malted scents. IT has a thin body a malted mellow balance that fades quick. This was on nitro tap so it added a nice creaminess to the texture.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A sweet brown ale. Meh.
How: Nitro-tap at Farmhouse Tap & Grill, Burlington VT.
The look: Clear copped body by a medium beige head.
In long: The very discreet nose only offers mild toasted cereals notes with distant nuttiness. In mouth the beer offers a standard mouthfeel with medium body and medium carbonation. Taste has a solid malt backbone, strong toastiness, peanut shells, baguette crust, caramel. Shy leafy hops. This beer is described as a hoppy brown ale but to me this was pretty much the opposite, this is a brown ale on the sweet side of the style. This was pretty much the exact opposite of what I was hoping it would be, like when I thought my wife wrote me a long love letter and after reading the first paragraph I googled the meaning of “irreconcilable differences” and realized it really wasn’t a long love letter.
SHIG (4378) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: Poured a brown color with an off white head. Aroma is toasted malts and nuts. Taste is nice hops mixed with nutty roasted malts.