ALLOVATE (2108) - Butler, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Tuckerís Maltings, Newton Abbot, Devon.
Cellar temperature and into a snifter. Rather sad pour resulting in a headless, lifeless, oily looking and murky cola brown; points off there. The aroma is reminiscent of Kopiko candy, hazelnut liqueur, vanilla beans, mahogany timber and varnish, fresh marzipan and a barrel load of mixed, freshly roasted nuts, burdy-nums. Switches gear in the mouth. Tannins, souring malts and light yeasty acidity define it from the norm in the back. Heavily roasted and rich, darker malts otherwise dominate the mid-palate. Lightly roasted coffee, cola beer, cellar must, wood varnish, it tastes of an Old ale of days of old. So long, malty, tannic and rich is the finish, nice depth, a little tobacco and smoke builds. This is deliciously complex for a simple ale. The body quite light and the carbonation all but not evident allows the fluid to simply float on the palate. I would have given a higher rating but appearance is definitely accountable. Lovely, a brew I would love to try fresh after bottling. (50cL, BBE 08/13)
cgarvieuk (11022) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin lacing ... soft sweet chocolate malt nose ... deep roast ... little booze ... soft roast ... dark malts ... chewy woody malts ... I drunk this While Watching TV. Here to you 2PAC
Sigmund (4205) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml, bottle conditioned. Dark brown colour, no head, minimal carbonation. Delightful, intense and complex aroma with strong fruity and roasty notes - plums, prunes, coffee, chocolate, leather. Also hints of oak and spices. Nutty and roasty flavour with a pronounced bitterness from the roastiness and the hops. Hoppy bitter finish / aftertaste. Interesting beer, even historically.
maeib (7557) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Conditioned. A dark brown coloured beer with a short-lived off white, almost creamy in appearance, head. The aroma is nutty and chocolatey and also features raisins and rum. The taste is of dark chocolate, wood, burnt tea loaf and nuts. It is very rich and tasty but maybe a little too complicated?
johndoughty (3286) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours totally flat with a dry nutty taste.A good example of a very traditional British style.Very easy to drink and easy to forget its strength.Long may we continue to be given the chance to taste a decent brown ale like this.
rauchbier (3395) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned, from Tuckers Maltings courtesy of John White. Deep chestnut red with thin off white head and gentle fine condition. Gentle buttery caramel, milky coffee and gentle hops in the nose, initial roasted barley in the mouth with a building coffee and chocolate sweetness towards the end. Finish has a nice prickle of roasted bitterness with some nuttiness, a pleasant fruity sweetness and some chalky hop notes right at the end.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@chriso. Deep amber colour, not too much head. Aroma is raisins, some fruits and mild syrupy sweetness as well. Flavour is nutty, fruity, raisins, some mild syrupy notes as well as mild toffee and wood.
imdownthepub (8492) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 500ml from Beers of Europe, Norfolk. Deep brown with cream head. Quite a sweet start to this with a nutty aside, like a Cadburyís whole nut bar, there is a chocolate note within the malt, which then complicates to a husky coffee. This is all bound together by the sweetness though, which dominates a little for me. Good though.
Ungstrup (26267) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy brown beer with a thin light brown head. The aroma is sweet with primary notes of caramel, but also some notes of hops. The flavor is very light - a little like a Newcastle Brown, but still with a better body which makes for a far better beer. The flavor is malty and roasted with notes of caramel and nuts.
fonefan (29292) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unclear dark brown colour with a small average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate ti heavy malty, roasted, caramel, choclate malt, light nutty. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, burnt malt, dark roasted, coffee, nutty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.