Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2009 Pecan brown with a big fluffy beige head. Has a slightly chocolatey malt aroma. It has a nice nutty, caramel, and earthy malt flavor. Not much in the way of hops. I found it a little too light and watery, though. Kind of middling for a brown ale.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
What a lovely, rich colour this one has, along with a nice, foamy head. You can both smell and taste the malt, and the taste is has a slight hint of nut about it. Not a bad nut brown, but not the best I’ve had, either.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of savvy1982. Pours mahogany with a creamy off white head. Smells of raisins, spice, earthy. Tastes of nuts, caramel, earthy.
Cirrhosis (1248) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, dark ,dark brown body barely any light penetrates through when held up to the light. Just the tiniest skiff of bubbles was produced when pored into my glass. Fantastic aroma, dark roasted malts, smooth milk chocolate, hazel nuts, and maybe just a touch of coffee; very rich decadent smell. Creamy smooth taste dominated by chocolate, hazel nuts, a roasted malts it’s over all a sweet tasting beer that leaves a milk chocolate aftertaste. The mouth feel is full but maybe a touch flat. I was surprised by the non bitterness of this beer, its diffently what I would call a desert beer and reminded me more of a porter or a weak sweet stout then a brown ale, but I enjoyed it allot."
VertBaconStrips (2139) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 30, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark brown with dark orange and an average off-white head. Appeared quite clear. Yummy aroma of strong stinky coffee, sweaty feet. Sour. Flashbacks of dank basements. The smell gets even less appealing after it begins to warm. Tastes fake and plasic with peat moss. A soft watery chemical bitterness with a powerful harsh aftertaste. The bad beer breath compares only to Doritos Zezty Cheese in awfulness.
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2009
1.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Pours a dark brown, almost red with a nice one inch head that is tan coloured. Aroma is of caramel, molasas, red berries, chocolate cake, and a nutty end of the nose. Tastes very acidic, like an off batch acidic. Very astringent red berries and little needles on the palate carbonation. This has gotta be a bad batch. Rerate pending...
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2009
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Maybe this one is a bit off but I think it tastes very sour and acidic. Not what I was expecting at all. The aroma is nice and it looks great. But the flavour is very offensive. If I ever have it again it may deserve a re rate. But it is a little hard to say.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: January 08, 2009
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, lots of nutty character, sweet caramel brings out the rich chocolate, light floral hops
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, sweet caramel, light nutty character, light balancing earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml Bottle - Pours a nice brown, great head, lacing, and retention. Lots of molasses in the aroma with some roasted malts. Flavour is initially hoppy, makes way for that molasses and burnt sugar. Not bad at all!
leftarmover (8) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2008 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tan head with little staying power. Bit of burnt chocolate and hazelnut aroma. Nutty sweetness on the palate with a medium body and mouthfeel, no in your face effervescence. Hops are fairly understated and scarcely make an appearance. Unremarkable brown ale, but still wouldn’t refuse a glass if i was in the mood.