alexsdad06 (7466) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle at home. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, chocolate, earthy, mild resiny hops, woody, some brown sugar sweetness, decent take on a style that is typically very boring.
BrewTom (510) - - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full bodied with a beautiful blend of dark malts - this is the kind of brown ale I like. Leather toffee nose. Rich round bitter chocolate cake mouth (slight alcohol taste) with a lightly bitter finish. A truly exceptional example of this style.
Rated by BrewTom
patricks110 (2233) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amberish brown with a thin light tan head. The nose has notes of chocolate and licorice that includes a bit of hop aroma as well. First sip is malty and roasted moderately with coffee and chocolate flavours. Rich and malty with a bit of a sweet overbearing flavour. The finish has nutty and chocolate notes as well as citrusy hops and a smooth finish.
TattooJack (361) - Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bomber into the pint glass, smells sweet, tastes sweet with a bit of bitter, enjoy the brown.
elbernays (1003) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared. Cheers Sean. Pours reddish brown with thin tan head. Aroma is Bubblegum, banana, nuts, yeast, cinnamon. Flavour is sweet nut with hazelnut finish. Low carbonation. Probably a bit sweet for me but plenty of carbonation.
Gachupines (1145) - USA - DEC 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of brown sugar and molasses. Flavor is rich and sweet, flavors of molasses. Mildly bitter finish keeps it from being too sweet.
vanvenlo (1539) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
East of Everything ontap(26-Nov-2014) Sweet toffee choc aroma.Brown,fluffy head&lace.Sweet choc herbal flavour.Herbal choc finish&spice fruity aftertaste.
Lunkie (1641) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hop fruit chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown colour excellent head & lacing. Malt fruit chocolate malt flavour. Smooth lingering palate.
allmyvinyl (7166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brewdog online shop, shared with the Mrs. Pours dark brown, thick beige head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee, citrus and pine. Tate is light toffee, more pine. Good bitterness.
UXO (1005) - CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear slightly red-tinged deep amber with two fingers of loose beige head, great retention, moderate lacing (5/5). Nose is caramel malt, mild coffee, chocolate nibs, piney and citrus hops. (8/10). Taste is mild sweet malt, moderate bitter (8/10). Medium to full body, soft sustained carbonation, with a lingering bitter finish (4/5).
Yeah, that’s a sexy brown ale. Far more hop character than a traditional brown ale. The malty character is present, but tempered by both the coffee and chocolate, as well as the piney and citrusy hops. Definitely more interesting than the traditional English brown. (15/20)