Nickls (1853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Thick dark khaki head on a very very dark brown. Cedary hop notes, slight raisin and chocolate in the aroma and slightly sweet dark fruits. Not as hoppy in the flavor with chocolate slight woodiness and slightly sweet prunes. Medium silky body. Better than I recalled from previous samples.
jerseyjohn71 (185) - corsicana, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel, nuts, roasty, resin, leather, alcohol, licorice, bread, clove, red, brown, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, sticky, creamy, lively, average carbonation,
ComradeK (1035) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Pours a deep ruby chestnut, verging on black, with a large light beige head, which lasts very well and leaves good lacing. Sweet treacle and toffee notes mix with nutty malt and floral and spice hops to create the aroma. Strong grapefruit and floral hops up front are tempered by treacle sweetness, which builds into the mid-palate, where it plays nicely off savoury, nutty malt. Treacle sweetness and mild floral hops combine in the finish. A very nice brown ale, with a good balance of sweetness and hoppiness.
ElbowRocker (9) - - SEP 16, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a very dark brown with minimal head. Aroma is very malty, with hints of raisin. Mouth is very smooth and moderately thick. Taste is sweet, malty, and very well balanced. A great brown.
bursprak (598) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear brown pour with a light frothy tan head. Lots of burnt malts, brown sugar, caramel, some exotic fruits, raisins and biscuits.
Campy877 (172) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a deep chocolate, almost black with a thin brown head. Aroma of molasses and caramel. Taste has a good brown sugar or molasses tsar with a typical IPA finish. Good diversion from your typical IPA.
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ametras (412) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Hazy dark burgundy with a foamy tan head. Flavors are molasses, maple syrup, cocoa powder, caramel and roasted malts with nutty and herbal notes. Medium body, soft carbonation, sticky texture.
Davros (1948) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a massive head.
Nose shows chocolate, toasty and nutty malt with a bit of brown sugar and treacle too. Some soft spicy hops.
Similar flavours, mainly focusing on the nutty and toasty malt. Again there’s note all that much in terms of hops, just some spicy and earthy notes. A fairly aggressive bitterness though.
Nice creamy carbonation.
RobertDale (3477) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, fruit, and grass. Taste is malt, caramel, fruit, spice, chocolate, and grass. Superb.
Maxbier (274) - Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with dark tank head. Strong roasted malt aroma, some chocolate aroma as well. Flavor is caramel malt, some chocolate malt too. Finish is hoppy bitter and roasted malt. As the finish fades there is a lingering roasted malt flavor. Nice beer all around.
Niall73 (1800) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark reddy brown with a tan head. Slightly nutty, toasty, caramel aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Lots of toffee, hazelnut, lemon, pine, coke, light dark fruit, wood... Too much toffee going on for me, still tasty though.