Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - AUG 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured at home from a bottle (Dec ’11).
Medium brown in colour and almost no head - looked very flat !
Smelt nutt, toffee, very light malt smell.
Tasted nutty, caramel, minimal chocolate and malts.
Mouthfeel - nothing special, average drinkable beer.
Overall - an average beer, would not seek this out again.
Leini (278) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Clear brown body with a beige medium head. Nice bitter and malty aroma with some syrup notes. A bit too much yeast in the flavor though.
/ Rated on the go
paulvanpelt (163) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amberbruin, nevelig. Medium schuim zakt in. Gebrand mout, citrus, hop. Lijkt tussen bok en Ipa in te zitten. Bitterzoet, licht zuur. Levendig en heel zacht. Iets te weinig body, beetje waterig.
Claves77 (76) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent head retention; deep, dark color. Roast and chocolate smell. Smooth, even taste. Excellent flavor. Robust, yet easy to drink.
trollcat (11) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good brown ale that is for a change actually brown. Dips into a bit of stout territory somewhat but in a quite complementary enjoyable way. If you’re looking for a solid brown ale, give it a try.
flying_pig (617) - SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml Bottle from Peckham’s, Glasgow (£2.17):
Hoppy at the start but the anticipated, earthy malts aroma wasn’t far behind. There is some caramel and a sweet smelling, brown sugar like aroma that follows this, along with some toasted malts. The smell is quite a rich one and there is evidence of some chocolate towards the end.
Chestnut brown, a half centimetre bubbly, tan head that holds well. Minor lacing on the sides.
Some sweetness and a good helping of malts coming through along with some earthy, toasted flavours and a hint of hops. There is some coffee here as well though and some of the chocolate from the nose too.
Medium bodied and quite well carbonated with a rich, creamy mouthfeel that is very smooth and goes down well.
Went down very easily and I would say that, along with mouthfeel were the beers biggest selling points. A beautiful, creamy and well carbonated feel with some hint earthy caramel and toasted malts coming through in both the taste and smell.
HoppyBudgie (232) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark nut brown - offwhite head. Aroma: Roasted, high hoppy, citrus, grape. Taste is nutty, roasted, caramel, hops, citrus, grape.
sir__v (291) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color: dark brown ale with small foam and no carbonization. Smell: malt, caramel, hops, raisin. Taste: malt, raisin, fruity red fruit. Aftertaste: malt and hops.
VictorSA (52) - NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
På ølsmaking med Gareth Oliver. Nesten sort med kremfarvet skum. Balansert, lett ristet aroma av kaffe, sjokolade og humle. Smaker også litt av lakris. Middels søt og bitter. God ristet ettersmak. (Den Gode Nabo, 28.04.13)
kramer (3880) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light brown body with a one finger fizzy beige head that had pretty decent retention. The nose is showing a bit of a band-aid like phenolic note, it’s pretty light, but it’s still a bit worrisome. Otherwise, there’s a little light chocolate malt and slightly husky maltiness over a bit of light hops. The flavor is rather watery and has more of that phenolic flavor that was hinted at in the nose than I care for. It covers up a lot of the maltiness and distracts from the light bitterness as well. Lighter bodied, rather thin and watery, lots of fizzy carbonation. I’m pretty shocked that this beer is this bad. I normally expect Brooklyn beers to be of much higher quality.
Scotlandgee (1) - - APR 18, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: clear brown, nice head, Aroma: nutty, roasted nose that follows through on the palate with a clean citrus that balances the beer very well. Overall a really sessionable brown ale.