Bulk_Carrier (2774) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
It pours a deep brown color. The body is a dark brown with a light cream colored head with some nice thick ringy lacing. The smell is all about the nuts and roasty chocolates with some slight caramels backing that up. A bit of brown sugar comes in with the hops telling you that this is a beer. The taste is superb with a roasty, sweet, malty, caramel, chocolate flavor. The nuttiness powers through into the taste. The palate is about a medium with a great balance between wet and dry around the tongue. It is very smooth and creamy, just like any Brown should be. Overall, this is superior for its style and spectacular to me.
mcberko (9566) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a reddish dark brown with a small white head. Aroma brings out toasted malt, a touch of dark fruits, and some oxidation. Flavour is similar, with bready malt, caramel sweetness, and toasted malt. Well-balanced and clean. Not overly intriguing, but itís solid.
Desverger (4188) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen - dark brown pour with beige head. Toasty and roasted malty aroma and taste, medium sweet with some caramel, toffee, light cocoa, nuts, prominent hoppy presence throughout compared to a normal brown, but this works for me.
tekstr1der (147) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not too many brewers get the brown+hops thing right. This is pretty decent. Still prefer straight brown as the mix never feels quite right. Pours dark brown with clingy tan foam. Nice heavy malt aroma mixed with some fruitiness. Taste gets a little wonky with some grapefruit bitter on top of the malt backbone. Finish is pretty smooth, though somewhat dry. Not bad.
Austin_Ripper (60) - Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honestly would probably like this more if it was a straight forward brown, but this has a pretty interesting taste with its flowery bitter bite. Willing to try it again, and recommend other brown ale drinkers.
matthewjk (987) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yep, yep, Iím digging this hop notched brown. It does have a spruce and herby bite, but it is a welcome punctuation. Quite hop forward for a brown ale, but I do believe it works. Serving size 22oz bottle
Stuu666 (6743) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at fynefest. Pours deep brown, nose is dull toffee, light roast, taste is dry, roasted, nutty, little fizzy.
Jado (671) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 650 ml bottle. Pours a clear mahogany brown with brick red highlights and a small but lasting tan head. Aromas of caramel, orange, flowers and a bit of chocolate. Taste starts out with raisins and baked apple before a substantial dark caramel and burnt orange bitterness sweeps in. Chocolate, coffee and flowers at the end. Full mouth feel and nicely balanced. Great orange aftertaste. Great stuff.
minutemat (2554) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours a deep brown with medium tan head. Aroma is citrus and nutty malts. Taste follows with hops shining through a light woodiness. Not what I would call a Brown Ale.
danielecamo (835) - ITALY - MAY 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In bottiglia. aroma di frutta secca, mou, biscotto, nocciola. Al palato corpo rotondo, cremoso, sentori di nocciola, biscotto, cioccolato finale secco ed amaro, floreale ed erbaceo.
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Interesting beer. Pours dark brown with one finger of tan head. Aroma is malty, some roast, hoppy, very hoppy. Sort of an electrical tape aroma also. Flavor follows. Some dark chocolate, and brown sugar taste - molasses, also. Overall, decent, but not great.