zoucrew102 (348) - - FEB 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet caramel malty aroma. Pours medium brown with medium head. Taste is sweet caramel with and creamy body and finishes very sweet.
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Niko100 (1796) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft; Dark brown/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, caramel, & some chocolate; Flavor of caramel malt, light grain/hops, and some chocolate notes; Decent.
snoworsummer (1516) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear brown with a thin, fizzy beige head. Tastes like dull coffee, burnt toast, dry grains, and light caramel. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like light malt and caramel.
Westchesterco (769) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at the brewpub it us a cloudy amber color with a slight ecru head it has the aroma of roasted malt and tastes of bitter roasted coffee that lingers on the palate.
Iphonephan (2609) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the brewpub in Dillon CO. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Malty nose. Light caramel flavors. Smooth slightly bitter finish.
strongpieman (1370) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Good overall brown. Lighter brown color with medium body. Light hoppiness and smooth.
Steve_0 (2122) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub. Pour is clear brown with a frothy tan head and great lacing. Roasty, brown sugar, caramelly, earthy, light coffee, grassy, graham crackers, and bready aroma. Taste is brown sugar, dark fruits, bread, lightly grassy, roasty, vanilla, and earthy. Medium body with soft carbonation. Not a bad brown.
sonnycheeba (2979) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear brown with thin, creamy beige head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malts, dates, raisins, light floral hops, and sweetbread. Flavor is sweet malt dominate with some supporting dark fruit esters and faint earthy hops; dry, lightly sweet finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nutty chocolate aroma. Mild and faint. Pours brown w light non lasting fizzy head. Flavors of light chocolate and toasted malts. Sweet finish. Thin body.
Jimthechap (1421) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As I pour I see that it is on the lush ruby side of brown witha cream coloured head that didn’t settle with much permanence, but it didn’t bugger off in quick time either. The aroma lingered predominantly in darker grains: chocolate malt and brown ale malts especially with a touch of dusty caramel. It is a lovely smell though. The smell isn’t of deep, rich, sweet chocolate, rather cocoa powder and maybe a mention of fruit peelings. Plenty of mouthfeel upon drinking give you a chocolate mousse or milkshake sensation and then there’s a return to the dusty cocoa. There’s some sweetness, but not unwelcome. A pinch of dark cocoa bitterness at the end. I did like this, but I felt that it could have had a little more character. So often Brown Ales suffer from a slight lack of inspiration. Let’s revive a great style shall we?