blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at the Brooklyn Brewery. Not the best brown ale I’ve had by far but still pretty good. Great caramel-red color with a nice hop bitterness at the end. Tastes kind of chocolate-like reminding me a little of brown sugar and nutty. It s good and refreshing but nothing really special.
allmyvinyl (3338) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines, cheers Ash! Pours clear ruby brown, thin tan head. Aromas of nuts and cocoa. Taste has a light herbal bitterness, more nuts. Bit thin. Ok.
slowrunner77 (1550) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Not seeing the 87/94 percentile scores. Maybe it was a lil too cold. Came across as a decent brown. Caramel and light roasted coffee with hints of chocolate. Average body, with a pleasant aftertaste."
Calisky (690) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur brune aux reflets ambrés, mousse beige qui disparait. Bon nez de chocolat et malt grillé. Gout malté un peu grillé, caramel, toffee avec petite amertume houblonné.
morri (202) - NORWAY - AUG 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Small tan head. Clear reddish brown body. Aroma is roasted malt, toffee, wood and dark fruits. Feels a little sharp and salty on the tongue at first, with a sweet aftertaste. Dry on the palate.
ChristianHR (186) - DENMARK - AUG 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
The smell is sweet of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and a hint of coffee. Pours brown amber with a beige head.
Tastes of coffee, caramel and dark chocolate with a finish of roasted malt.
JHeath99 (951) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a transparent sweet tea brown with beige head. Taste and aroma of nuts, roasted malts, and caramel.
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Als je het uit schenkt krijg je bijna geen schuim. De geur is wel lekker. De smaak valt best mee. Geen top bier, maar het valt goed mee
pkmd1 (23) - - AUG 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with thin off white head. Smells of toffee and moderately strong alcohol. Taste is smoky and feel is smooth but not light in mouth and has a mildly bitter finish. Just okay, drinkable but won't buy again
ramboraffe (442) - SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2014 355 ml bottle. Dark brown with small tanned head. Smell is chocolate and coffee and a bit roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt with coffee and chocolate and burned sugar and dome grassy hay hops. Medium bitterness and low carbonation.
Darkmagus82 (1204) - - AUG 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-7-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a mahogany-brown colored brew with a two finger cream colored head. The head fades fast to a medium cap that persists. Once the cap fades rather slowly a light level of lacing is left on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt smell. Mixed with these are notes of chocolate and a coffee aroma. Some sweet caramel joins the darker aromas and with a light bitter herbal aroma rounds out the smell.
Taste – A roasted malt and chocolate flavor greet the tongue. Some light coffee flavors are present as well but are gone rather fast as some molasses sweetness more toward the middle of the taste comes to fruition. While the taste sweetness in the middle, it ends up bittering more toward the end as some of the bitter herbal hop flavors detected in the nose come to the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the average side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that was a little bit on the higher side. Not the best for the roasted and darker flavors, and may have been better suited with a creamier and chewier body.
Overall – I am not really a huge fan. The flavors never really meld well and the transitions are quite abrupt.