JonnyMadison (87) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Flight at HopCat in Madison. Was very dark in appearance. Flavor was malty and rich, but tasted a little thin and watery -- could have used a bit more body to go with the maltiness.
leghorn99 (205) - Livorno, ITALY - JUL 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Si presenta di un bel marrone scuro, di buona limpidezza; la schiuma è generosa, fine e dalla buona persistenza. L’aroma è fortemente dominato dai malti scuri, caramello e pane; il luppolo rimane sottomesso, si avverte solo una leggera amarezza generale. In bocca, prevalgono malto e caramello, note terrose e di noci; corpo medio e carbonazione leggera. Il finale finisce abbastanza lungo e leggermente amaro, ma la presenza di luppolo rimane quasi impercettibile.
olio (8880) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml can.
Pours dark mahogany brown color with a medium sized head. Quite nutty aroma, dry malty notes, maybe some granola, subtle rye and malts. Coffee flavor, grains, some faint rye notes, nuts, slightly bready too. Feels a bit too watery, the flavors would have been presented much better with a sturdier body.
JARRODIUS (2) - JAPAN - JUN 11, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one was rather unenjoyable. The initial taste was almost that of a stout; roasty with a hint of nuts. However, it left a less-than-desirable aftertaste that completely ruined the beverage for me.
blutt59 (6442) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to rasmus40, dark walnut color with huge unending foam head, bit hoppy malt and chocolate aroma, flavor is slight sour, caramel, earthy chocolate, effervescent
smroush (196) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas heavily dominated by the malts; caramel and bread. Hops are pretty subdued, just a general bitterness.
Color is a dark brown with a bit of redness; very sparse head.
Taste is fairly sweet, with a modest bitter undertone.
Medium body, texture is towards the creamy and slick side.
The finish is moderate in length and sweet, bready and just a bit bitter.
Overall I think this beer is lacking some balance; plenty of malt but not much hops. The carbonation is also on the light side, which results in a sweetness without much to balance it.
StueyD (1555) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark cola brown coloured beer with a creamy coloured head. A mild roasted malt aroma, chocolate and coffee, nutty and a touch of red fruit. Medium dry mouthfeel. A bitter sweet taste, the malty elements come through from the aroma, coffee, chocolate and nut, then a zesty fruitiness of cherry and even raspberry that lifts the sweeter flavours. The finish is equally well balanced.
katrinaez (1152) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Don’t specifically remember this but had on tap. Remember that I was thinking it was a good Brown the way it was meant to be made. Nutty but not over so.
erickok (5102) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Wow what happened there? I hope my bottle is bad. Rancid malts over the base butty malty body. Some pine and wood, but not aged. Taste is even more affected. Yuck! Considering how many ratings this already has I an safely add mine, in the hope that quality is either already high usually or gets improved. My bottle was bad, could not drink more than 2 sips. (Bottle from Saveur Bière)
Vells (1404) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pleasant surprise. Rich maltiness, some roastiness, caramel, smooth choco all the way, some light fruity hop kick in finish. Moderate sweet with light bitterness and bittersweet finish. Simple, but awesome brown ale