bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving Glass: Poured from bottle into pint-like glass.
Appearance: Rich chocolate brown with a slight reddish cast. Moderate sized tan head with very slight lacing.
Aroma: Caramel, chocolate, oats and some coffee and nuts.
Taste: Heavily roasted for a Brown, with lots of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Slight oat and English-style hops.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium creamy body, semi-dry finish.
Overall: Delicious ale even if it is almost more of an Oatmeal Stout than a Brown Ale.
saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, nuts, malt and hops.
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown with a small brown head without noticeable carbonation. A very brown ale indeed. The aroma contains molasses and nut, a hazelnut aroma. The smell is also heavily malty, making for a rich aroma well appreciated. The taste is a dark and sweet malt that tastes like coffee. If you think of this beers origins you can imagine a hearty cigar tobacco leaf taste. It is thick tasting with a fair share of hops to interfere with the alt. Palate is heavier than your usual ale but not overly sweet or sticky. Its a decent gimmick ale and stands out in the weak Florida brewing locale.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(swingtop courtesy of HOPSHUNTER, sampled 4/1/10). Dark brown color with ruby hue. Medium tan head, which is mostly diminishing. Moderate toast malt aroma. Flavor of the same, with light caramel. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Thin/slick texture. Soft carbonation. Spare lacing.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1007) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium to dark brown with a healthy tan head. Aroma is on the fruity side, but the flavor reveals a whole different story of complexity. Cardboard and lightly toasted nuts, old-tasting, old multigrain bread. a little bit of rye bread. Light-bodied and smooth, rather dry for the style. It makes sense that they used oats, I believe I have recognized some of these flavors before in brews that utilize moderately-toasted oats.
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle someone shared at the August Houston RB Tasting. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Nose is roast malt. Taste is roast malt. Mouthfeel is medium-thin. Unremarkable.
D_i (36) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little disapointment. OK smell and a nice brown colour, but the taste is to small in my mouth.
djd07 (9748) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2012 Bottle at August tasting. Pours a dark brown dark amber with small frothy light tan head with spotty lacing. The aroma is a raisin malt and oatmeal. Medium bodied with a rich malt and caramel. Seems infected.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Total Wine. Pours deep brown, nice tan head. this is a big flaviurful brown ale, lots of roasted malt. Unmistakeable cigar flavours and odd ESB-like yeasty flavour.
Scopey (12245) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brewdog Bar Aberdeen. It pours hazy dark brown, with a very thin off-white head. The nose is very meaty (Bovril-like), milk chocolate, caramel and lots of vanilla. The taste is chocolate, caramel, vanilla, roasted malt, astringency, wood and liquorice, with a dry finish. The body is thin to medium (thinner than expected) and it has average, but harsh carbonation. Drinkable and decent flavour, just not outstanding.