GTAEgeek (1588) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle and Mellow Mushroom. Pour a very dark brown with a thin, persistent tan head. The aroma is mellow roasted malts, caramel, faint coffee, and a little citrus. The flavor is mild and subdued, sweet throughout. The palate is medium to heavy, smooth and creamy, and clean in the finish. Overall, a very understated, but reasonably good beer.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2011 75cl, no mention of ABV, as Maduro Brown Ale, new American brew Anno 2009, from De Hopduvel Gent, not complex brew, malty and slightly roasted, very easy to drink, very balanced, hazy, small head, good brew, yet expensive
Strykzone (5900) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting held at Bigelos. A decent head that is light tan. The beer has a cola appearance and a caramel aroma that is occasionally candy apple. Caramel is also tasted. Rye, complex fruit, and chocolate. A feel that is fairly thin. Not bad at all.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep chestnut colored with a nice lasting and lacing light brown head. Aromas of caramel, roasted malt, nuts and chocolate. Sweet toffee-like flavor with notes of roasted malt. Dry and roasted finish. Tasty and smooth brown ale.
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with a lasting off white head. Very little aroma on this. I could detect a little bit of roasted malt. Flavor is again of roasted malt, a little sweetness and just a wisper of hop bitterness. The roasted malts, sweetness and hop bitterness are in perfect balance. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with the perfect amount of carbonation. The flavor develops fully after the swallow and stays on the palate for a long time. I actually prefered the aftertaste on this one. Solid brown ale.
Dogbrick (10018) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the tap room. This beer pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily. Small patches of lace on the glass. Aroma of chocolate malt, nuts and a hint of fruit. Medium body with flavors of earthly malt, chocolate, dark fruit and nuts. The finish is malty with a lingering sweetness left behind. Above average Brown Ale overall.
Goodgrief (1907) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Landsdale Brew fest....one of the first few, so the palate was relatively clean. Lots of roast and creaminess and some oatmeal. Smooth mouthfeel indicates a well crafted brew. Not bad.
ekoerper (596) - Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: coffee and faint cocoa, a hint of sourness, light roast and chocolate malts, some toffee and faint sweetness.
Pours a dark, opaque brown with huge tan head, great head retention and lots of lacing.
Flavor: toasty and chocolate malts, some spicy hops, light malt sweetness but nice dry finish. I pick up a very faint earthy/sour note in the flavor as well, almost a smoky character. Very little alcohol flavor; booze is well hidden.
Medium body and carbonation, smooth and silky on the palate.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Third Annual Rocket City Brewfest. Brown in the glass with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and nut. The flavor found nut, light chocolate and hints of tobacco. Light to medium body, chocolate aftertaste.
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Re-entering older ratings.
Bière brune présentant une mousse allant vers le café au lait.
Ici, nous avons droit à une brune qui redonne vie au style des ’brown’ par un palais épais axé sur le malt et mélangeant des notes de grains, caramel/chocolat et avoine. Le tout se retrouve aussi bien à l’arôme que au palais pour une bière légère et facile à boire laissant s’échapper qcq note de malt grillé.