Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Slight roasted aroma with some nuts, chocolate, and some molasses. Flavor was similar at first but finished pretty thin and watered down. Had high hopes for this but ended up being dissapointed.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
brown pour with a thick tan head.
aroma is chocolate, nutty, some toffee.
flavour is smooth. milky chocolate. some nuttiness again. roasty malt finish.
light bitterness in the finish. Nice brown ale.
Leighton (18525) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks Nate. Clearish ruby-brown pour, foamy off-white head. Standard brown ale nose, some dark, light cocoa malts. Fairly sweet, malty, light mocha. Medium body with lively carbonation. Lightly burnt malts to finish, mild booze, faint cocoa. Not too bad, despite what some would say.
Geokkjer (7331) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle.Pours brown with an off-white head.Aroma is dusty caramel malt, fruitiness, roasted and toasted malt.Flavor is sweet and malty with some roasted and coffee notes.Medium body, average carbonation.
ddemmingjr (797) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the brewery: pours a deep, dark chocolate brown with a persistent fluffy tan head. Notes of toffee, roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, smoke, hints of vanilla. thicker mouthfeel with earthy, woody malts up front and then some bitterness from the hops pulling through.I appreciate the carbonation adding a bit of wheatty balance to an interesting beer. Not outstanding but pretty solid
jcr (2554) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown body. Short tan head, rapidly diminishing. The aroma is malty with notes of roast, caramel, ash, chocolate with hints of floral hops and tobacco. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderatley sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, thick texture, average carbonation. Chewy malts and lots of flavor. Lingering aftertaste of char, ash and tobacco along with caramel and a hint of alcohol. A robust brown ale.
milewide (2059) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Little aroma. Sweet taste with a bit of carmel. Pretty brown color with red highlights. One of my least favorite styles of ale. Just too bland.
gowdy (966) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at Craig’s house. Dark brown, little head. Hints of coffee and liquorice.
cgarvieuk (21581) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home ... dark brown ... big bubbly tan head ... sweet toffee malt nose ... over fizzy ... soft sweet toffee malts ... light vanilla ... little pufff candy element ... nice enough but not so fond of puff candy flavour in beer
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Clear orangey brown with an off-white head. Some roast in the nose with an edge of overripe fruits. Medium body, roast and dark fruits with some hop build-up in the finish. A decent drinker but a little bland. 311210