smackie (54) - St. Augustine, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Super fizzy out of the bottle. Some cigar notes, as suggested. Glad to see Tampa broducing noteworthy beers. Added as part of a pick-a-six at Publix. I’ll give it an extra point for palate.
bellco33 (389) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from can into pint glass: Pours dark brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of cracker malt, chocolate, and a touch of toffee. Taste is thin with chocolate notes, leaves, earth, and bread. Thin body, medium carbonation, brown beer is brown.
gunnar (5656) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Vaaland, Bryne. Pours clear deep brown with a big creamy beige head. Aroma of musty brown malts, chocolate and coffee. Smooth light creamy mouthfeel. Taste is light sweet, creamy malts, chocolate, high carbonated, lingering chocolate.
Fin (7671) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, nr Gent, consumed at home, Merton, Sunday 14th December 2014. Dark brown, in fact chestnut in colour with a large creamy small bubbled light beige head, good clarity with occasional ruby glints. Chocolate on nose, soft carbonation, some chocolate in mouth and a little weak, watery coffee. It’s ok, but no great shakes. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3
Saeglopur (434) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - DEC 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml can from Ammersin 5, Vienna, canned 08/08/14.
Dark copper/brown body, with a medium, creamy, dark beige head, that quickly dissipates completely.
Aroma is a lot of hazelnut, bread, melting chocolate, some coffee, some dark fruits.
Tastes of coffee, nuts, chocolate, dark fruits, subtle fruity hops.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a quite lively carbonation.
Finishes quite smooth, roasty, a bit dry, a bit wooden.
Really nice! Full, quite roasty, but smooth and with lovely nutty malts. Although I enjoyed the smell more, the taste is also nice, well balanced and just light bodied enough for a great drinkability. Overall not the best Brown Ale I’ve had, but one that I would gladly drink again.
markextrae (1280) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
shared can by a friend, poured a clear darker amber colour with a off head. caramel, coffee, sweet caramel, burned sugar, some malts, molasses, bit sweet for my taste.
mikedevilsfan (187) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2 fingers of off white head. Medium/dark red color. Aroma is clean with caramel, sweet bready light coffee. Taste is creamy, caramel, light chocolate and coffee, with tiny bit of sweet hops on the back. One of the best brown ales I have ever had.
BrettTaylor (539) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured at brewery. Pours a nice brown color. More coffee/dark roast notes than I expected, but very nice. Good malt notes.
LuckyDog (363) - - NOV 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is about as good as a brown ale gets. Low hops. Really nice balance of maltiness and roast.
JefVerstraete (1571) - Ghent, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Dranken Geers. Brown colour, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Medium body. Aroma of light roasted malts, coffee, caramel and some brown sugar. Decent beer.
ElManana (509) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours like Cola, basically no head. Aroma of a light stout, roast, oatmeal, malts. Very roasted taste, some crisp sour in here as well. And the lovely oatmeal again. Great brown.