floydian1 (1250) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle in Melbourne. A cloudy dark brown beer with a reddish hue beneath a small tan head that provides a soapy lace. Aroma is toasted sweet caramel malts with hints of mocha and perhaps cherries. Flavour is sweet crystal malts up front with a mild dry hop finish. Palate is smooth and easy drinking with lowish carbonation and slick texture. English-style brown ales are malty and pretty straightforward making for easy sessionability and this certainly fits the bill.
LesArgen (276) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer spreads out over my tongue like a big malted chocolate pillow, with loads of nutty goodness and a slightly metallic finish. The head is gorgeous, the length good and it smells good too.
ShaneJ (771) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2014 (re-rated, bottle purchased Jan 2014). Slightly hazy dark brown, creamy tan head, bitterness much less harsh, coffee flavours more subtle, more chocolate milk, roast grain, nutty, smooth, dry bitter finish. Quite good.
(original rating Sep 2013) Bottle from Beer Cartel. Clear, dark brown, medium tan head, bitter coffee, dark chocolate, light body, heavy, harsh bitterness, light thin body, dry bitter finish. Ok.
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Dejavu Bar and Lounge, Melbourne, on August 3, 2013.
Black color, tan head. Sweet, hoppy, malty taste. Grainy, hoppy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Sweet, malty, caramel scent.
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty impressed by this. Aroma is like Milo- sweet and malty with some spruce. Pours dark with lots of dense foam. Taste is strong, dry brown ale- bitter and firm. A great brown beer
Jado (703) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a clear but dark brown with some burnished highlights at the edges and a longlasting latte head. Aromas of caramel, roast nuts, raisins and a little smoke. Taste starts out quite roasted with some firm but not overwhelming coffee bitterness in the mid-palate. Fruity finish with stewed plums and light raisins. Body is perhaps a bit too light for the style, but a very nice brown ale all the same.
StevieT (1168) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A slight bitter taste, pretty easy going for a brown. Quite tasty.
Rangi (662) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is subtle and pleasant. Nice dark brown appearance with a lasting lace to the glass posta quickly receding head. Flavour is thin low carbonation. Over all a little to mild for me. Nicely made but not a great beer.
Pyobon (1180) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Tap) Clear dark brown with ruby hints and thin tan head. Subtle malt aroma. Light body, good carbonation. Some interesting coffee smoky notes in flavour. Overall a nice brown ale.
Gramoit (378) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very dark brown, plenty of chocolate and caramel taste. Quite a solid beer without wowing in any category.