Ed5388 (2146) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a thick frothy light brown head. Aroma is yeasty, with some dark fruits, and sweet roasted malt. Taste is yeasty, somewhat nutty, with rich roasted malts, and notes of honey.
MadRobin (1996) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 750 ml bottle after cellaring for 8 months.
Opaque, very dark be with a medium-sized khaki head and very good lacing
Aroma of light pine and citric hops, yeast, roasted malt, raisins, caramel and nuts.
Taste of raisins, dark fruit, caramel, molasses, roasted malt, light hops and chocolate.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured into glass. From the first whiff I didn’t get much honey in the nose, more nutty presence then anything. But the flavor did have that nice touch of honey to it without making it overly sweet. Subtle but still very enjoyable.
glennmastrange (2287) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt aromas of roasted and bread, light herbs for the hops, moderate dough and a hint of funk for the yeast, with notes of date, died cherry and brown sugar. Head is small, light tan with god lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky dark brown with some tiny particles. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes the same. Palate is medium, watery with a soft to lively carbonation. Just about no noticeable bitterness in this beer, which usually turns me off, but the sweetness is well rounded making this one of the best Brown Ales I’ve had.
closey22 (923) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with lasting beige head; aroma is sweet Belgian yeast with some cherry notes; Flava is dry and roasty yet soft with subtle nutty and fruity notes; feels light to medium with some fizz; finishes sweet and soft
Beergeek23322 (2340) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
April 2012. From bottle. Poured dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, honey and malts. Semi-sweet finish.
gpekar (467) - Florida, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark mahogany brown with nice orange highlights There was a very tall creamy tan head with long retention and a good bit of lacing. There was a good amount of carbonation bubbles rising up in the glass. The aroma was mild, but had a spiciness and a bit of a nutty scent. The initial taste was a nice roasted nut slightly sweet one. Followed by a bit of a dry mettalic one with a hops kick. There was a nice mellow alcohol flavor coming through then it became more mellow with the nutty and light chocolate flavors finishing it off.
zvikar (3492) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a Stone Vertical Epic tasting at Mastikim. Thanks kerenmk. Pours brown with a nice beige head, aroma of yeast, caramel, vinegar and brett, flavor of cardboard, smoke, chocolate, dark bread, pretty sweet, medium bodied
douglas88 (6124) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 thanks to big D. Pours a deep brown color with a medium beige head. The aroma is chocolate, some roast and nutty notes. The flavor is earthy, smoky, some light cocoa, some fruity hops. Very big flavors and super drinkable.
Sledutah (4924) - Utah, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle shared by Dallas, thanks
Appearance: Clear dark ruby/brown with a small off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts and toffee
Taste: Toasted malts, toffee, nutty and mild smokiness