NachlamSie (2612) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at Summit Public House. Pours brown with a white head. The aroma is nutty with brief hoppiness, smells a little metallic but not offputting. The flavor has notes of chocolate, almonds toffee. This is malty and approachable, not robust or hefty, not particularly rewarding. I guess that could apply to many brown ales for me.
Leighton (9626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Sander’s place, NYC. Pours clear brown with a creamy, off-white head. Dry toasty malt aroma with hints of dark sugar and earth. Medium sweet flavor, toast, mild caramel, some leaves, some Belgian candi. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Sweet finish, lightly dry, toasty caramel malts, candi sugar, faint earthy bitterness. Decent brew.
Streets (25) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had at taproom with Andy Brendan and James. Not a very good beer. Brownish pour with decent head. Nothing special about the taste. Mediocre malts.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A copper brown ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a nutty cinnamon malt with berry notes. In mouth, a smooth berry notes, a bit of strawberry notes, so-so. On tap at Humpy’s, Oct. 9 2011.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bomber courtesy of RiversideAK, sampled 4/1/10). Brown color with amber hue. Medium off white head, which is mostly diminishing. Aroma of moderate malt sweetness and light hops. Moderate sweet caramel flavor, with moderate hoppiness. Avg duration. Very light bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.
Slipstream (1923) - USA - AUG 19, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 On draft at Colicchio & Sons, where I overpaid for a pint of this ordinary brown ale. Very malty, and my taste buds had a hard time detecting the large additions of Mount Hood hops (altho there was a touch of something that tasted like spearmint). Pretty flat too. To me it tasted mostly like two day old iced coffee with extra sugar added, and a little cola too. This stuff didn’t click with me.
marcus (5881) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Rhinoceros, Missoula. Pours mahogany with a rich beige head and a treacle aroma. There is a medium-bodied roasted malt flavor with a sweet finish.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yum. This is nice. Smooth first, then sweet and a bit chewy. Pretty decent brew, but just a bit on the sweet side.
Maverick34 (2014) - New York, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is very dark blackish brown from draught. Mild coffee aromatics. Thin mouthfeel with some malts.
brenn79 (1411) - Idaho, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours clear dark brown with a soapy light tan head, aroma is caramel malt and a little sweet. The flavor is nutty and creamy, very sessionable. The body is a little thin, carbonation is medium, finish is abrupt. Not the best brown ale out there, but it’ll do.