jamestulloch (3496) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Brown sugar, treacle and chocolate.
Appearance: Dark brown body with a faint beige head, no visible carbonation and no lacing.
Taste: Sugary, malty flavour. Wood and treacle in there too.
Palate: Thin to medium body with an oily texture. Soft carbonation.
Overall: I’m not a huge fan of this one. Very sweet and full of roasted flavours.
Tide (3016) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013 Bottle at Brewdog AGM. Brown color, beige head. Bittersweet taste with nuts, roasted malts, coffee, malts, oak and liquorice. Bittersweet finish with coffee and malts. Excellent brown ale.
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a cream foam. Aromas are nutty with Weetabix and cocoa nibs. Vinous with berries and creamy oak. Some gooseberry with raisins and roast coffee. Flavours are woody and nutty with bitter grapefruit and sweet raisins. Boozy whisky barrel with marzipan and Weetabix malts. Peppery with a plummy finish. Decent. .
Scopey (12711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Dunnottar Wines, Stonehaven. It pours deep mahogany brown with a thick beige head. The nose is wood, earth, chocolate, leather, nut, coffee, touch of soy sauce and toast. The taste is wood, earth, caramel, burnt toast, faint resin, touch of alcohol, nut, cocoa and coffee with a dry, lightly bitter finish. Decent malty brown ale. Not much else to say really!
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black brown, nice head, earthy, chocolate and metallic. Not much hazelnut, dry and very easy to drink.
ansalon (3040) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown. Nose is chocolate, coffee, dark sugar, hints of nuts. Taste is chocolate, muscovado sugar, vanilla, hints of spices, nuts and chilis.
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Ktwse (4099) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pretty much black with low tan head. Aroma of chocolate, brown sugar, light smoke, roasted malt. Taste is initial sweet, almost like milk chocolate before the bitterness kicks in. Dark chocolate, coffee, and actually some vanilla. Body is medium, creamy, with soft carbonation.
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Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split with JF at his gaff - the 60+ insect bites tasting, thanks to he, 09/06/13.
Very dark mahogony brown with reddish hues in the light, medium tan head.
Nose is dark malt, light roast, caramel, hazlenut.
Taste comprises toffee fudge, nutty tones, brown sugars.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light roast in the finish.
Ok drinkable brown affair but lacks depth for a 7.5% beer.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown with tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate, peppery and something slightly vegetal. Taste of coffee, chocolate, nuts, slightly peppery. Quite bitter. Can’t say I dig this.
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Brewdog. Pours deep brown with a light tan head. Caramel malt aroma with hints of toffee, hazelnut, some dried cherry and raisin in there too. The nose, paritcularly, is very aromatic of caramel, nice. Quite a thick texture to this and yes, it is a bit sweet, but is rounded off nicely with a touch of hoppy bitterness. The palate is full. Never been a massive Brown Ale fan but this is as good as any I’ve had.