Jetulio (88) - Tarragona.SPAIN, SPAIN - FEB 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle poured into a Pint glass
Appearance....... brown dark beer with head colour beige of 1 fingers
Aroma............... coffee, chocolate, hops. Fresh and not too strong smell with a big touch of malty aroma
Taste........ chocolate and nuts, sweetness appears soon lasting all the time but in a good balance with a bitter touch,
Mouthfeel........... medium/strong body and medium/soft carbonation
Overall............ a very nice ale, bitterness is present in a light style with a predominance of malty taste, refreshing beer too.
ChetLemmons (87) - orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark amber/brownish color, nice off white, frothy head. not a bad brown, but not the greatest either.
DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer’s got a nice clear brown body, with a ruby-red glow to it. Light brown foamy head. Some lacing, some carbonation, and a pretty decent head retention. This sure looks like a proper Brown Ale.
The aroma is very malty, with notes of roastiness, bitter chocolate, and brown sugar. However there is also a decent hop smell, with a floral and grassy feel to it. Hints of dark fruits...
The taste starts out quite roasty and chocolatey, with some bitterness from the roasted malts. Then a decent hop flavour comes through, lingering all the way to the end. Fairly sweet, a little sour, with hints of prunes or raisins. Tastes like a good Brown ale, but I’ve had better AMERICAN brown ales.
Light-to-medium body to it. A little disappointing, because it feels a bit thin. Some crisp carbonation at first.
Good drinkability’ this could easily make a session brown ale. Goes down smoothly, since neither the flavour nor the body is too strong.
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice brown pour with a decent tan frothy head. Great aroma of caramel hops and malt. Chewy tasty mouthfeel.. some hops, brown sugar, caramel.
Brewticular (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent brown. Pours well but has a timid aroma. Palate leaves a strong carbonation taste and feel. Slight acidic aftertaste
jthg (84) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0 beers in. Pours a nice frothy head on top of a somewhat cloudy mahogany beer - almost red in color. The aroma is slighly sweet malty aroma. As the beer enters the mouth, a welcoming malty bitterness arises. On the swallow, a dark chocolate taste stays in the mouth with a little bit of a sour note to it.
I would rather this beer have a little more nose to it - most of the flavor comes from the back of the mouth. A very drinkable beer - one that I would enjoy over any animal: baby back ribs, ham, bacon, pork chops, etc.
deft (84) - SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a nice light brown head, looks a little like coke... Sweet malty aroma, hops, some... earth? Am I fooled by the looks or can I feel the coke in aroma too? Taste is even sweeter and maltier, also with hops, a hint of burnt/roasted. Lasting aftertaste and thick in mouth. Not really a fantastic beer but I can definitely have more of this.
mbpufall (83) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with flecks of red. Thin, tan head that doesn’t hang around long. Aroma is a bit nutty, honey with a bit of fig. Flavor is caramel malt, a bit roasty but also a bit flat. Some hops come in on the finish, but could’ve stood a bit more of a kick to balance it out. I’d go back to it, but it doesn’t top my list.
metsbcd (83) - Connecticut, USA - APR 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
For the style, a very bland and watery beer. Don’t get me wrong, it has some taste and is satisfying, but overall there isn’t all that much that stands out.
kieleszd (83) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A brown beer with a cumulus head. I don’t know how they did it. Very refreshing, but lacking a bit in flavor and palate. Crystal in character. Worth its dollar, but I expected more from its irresistible looks.