EdKing (1786) - London, Greater London, - JAN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2013 Bottle from Craft Brixton. Colour is cloudy chestnut brown to dark brown, with an off white head. Nose is big and malty, chocolatey, ’Shreddies’ cereal, brown sugar and some zesty hops aromas of blackberry. Mainly very malty though. Taste is a cornucopia of flavours. A lot of fruity hop. Blackberry, lemon citrous, bitter sours, touch of pine, and lots of maltiness and chocolate. There’s a bit of coffee coming through in the finish too. Lots going on but I like it. It has a thick texture and some dryness but it works. Really think these guys are making interesting beers packed full of flavours.
cgarvieuk (13911) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the hanging bat... Deep brown... Thin tan head... Dark malts... Dark fruits nose... Dark woody malt... Berry fruits... Soft toffee roast... Light bitter
evergreen0199 (1924) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Brew by Numbers brewery, Bermondsey, London. A hazy dark brown coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Slightly roasty, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, a little roasty, malty, caramel. A quite easy drinking brown ale.
Stuu666 (1347) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours hazy brown, aroma of burnt toffee, dry roast malts, taste is sweet, bitter, dry roasted, light pine.
Mjp12 (265) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent brown ale, tasted after about 8 hours at brewdog AGM, so palate was suffering!
tommann (2598) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a large head. Aroma is earthy roast, mango jelly and a little chocolate. Taste is coffee and roast to start with a bitter chocolate, coffee and mango finish.
zacgillbanks (2088) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A cloudy brown beer with tropical fruit and malty flavours, red fruity notes and a slight nutty and citrus finish. Is this a ‘Brown IPA’?!
mcberko (5917) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Brew by Numbers, pours an opaque dark amber with a medium beige head. Aroma brings out dry fruits and dry bready malts. Flavour brings out boiled vegetables, bready malt and dry toffee. Good stuff for a brown ale.
mR_fr0g (2387) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the brewery. Murky chestnut brown coloured pour with a greenish cream lasting head. Aroma is veg hop leaf and light nuts and light caramel. Some earthy twigs in the nose as well. Flavour I’d composed of caramel light roast and earthy citrus. Some chalk and mineral water character. Palate has a medium body with a crisp mineral finish. Some tart berry.
Theydon_Bois (7895) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the brewery, 31/05/14.
Murky chestnut brown with a well appointed beige covering that stays for the show.
Nose is light roastings, cocoa powder, earthy hop presence, dark berry fruit, light spice, biscuit.
Taste comprises toffee, light roast, biscuit malt, subtle sweetness, ligh pine, earthy cocoa.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough hoppy brown.
RichTheVillan (2410) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark mahogany brown pour with a creamy off white head, roast coffee and a pine aroma, taste had roasted malts, coffee with some chocolate a piney hop, red fruits a decent brown.