mihalis (25) - Keller, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber with a thin, tan head. Faint nose of molasses and alcohol. Thick smoky mouthfeel. Tastes of coffee and roasted malt with a hint of bourbon. Bitter finish, weighs heavy on the palate.
tsd08460 (127) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: caramel, chocolate, coffee,
Appearance: brown, clear, tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, coffee, roasted malts
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
adasko (862) - Poznan, POLAND - MAY 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromat kakaowy, niemal parterowy. Barwa ciemnej miedzi, prawie brunatna. Ładny lacing, kiepska piana. W smaku trochę kakao, trochę słodyczy. W posmaku wchodzi lekka paloność i goryczka. W odczuciu troszkę zbyt nasycone, ale nadal gładkie i smukłe, świetne piwo.
theswiftsa (23) - - MAY 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice copper brow with a thin white heads that drops quickly. Aroma is boozey with scotch notes. Taste is toffee and caramel with a light bitter finish. A traditional English brown.
bigericsports (27) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap into a pint glass at Kip’s pours reddish brown with a small beige head
which dissipates quickly leaving a nice lacing. Slightly creamy body, aroma of malt, caramel, and nuts; Flavor of roasted malt, hops, caramel, dark chocolate, and coffee. Finish is slightly bitter.
EatMore73 (26) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with almost no head. Aroma of hops, roasted malt and some spices-- slightly acidic. Tastes of roasted malt and caramel.
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very malty and caramelly with a nice hoppy background that is really pleasant. A very good beer from a very good brewery.
shoulderbroken (2570) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Verdugo. Bit spicy, chocolate, light bitterness, smooth. Didn’t write much it seems.
hackobock (2101) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
May 9, 2015. Bottle at home, bottled march 13, 2014. /i>
Deep ruby red with dense off-white head. Aroma is nutty, caramel, figs, slight notes of hard gingerbread.
Taste is medium sweet toffee, nuts, light to medium bitterness with a roasted note. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Not a lot of hops but a very solid brown ale.
superspak (3215) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 10/15/2014. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toast, dark bread, molasses, light dark fruit, herbal, grass, light pine, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted/bready malt and moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toast, dark bread, molasses, light dark fruit, herbal, grass, pine, and roast/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, herbal, grass, light pine, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome hoppy brown ale style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.
dhasmonek (38) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice brown ale. Not as strong as expected, but nice sweet aroma with good mouth feel and balanced taste. Hops are subtle but provide a tempering of the sweetness.