marcus (6320) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can from bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a foamy tan head and a smoky aroma. There is a light-bodied brown malt flavor that is both sweet and smoky.
bhensonb (10702) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours very dark clear copper (against strong light) with a slight yellow/beige head. Aroma is nutty, lightly dark treacle, and hinting at smoke. Med body. Flavor is greasy/nutty, enough treacle to suggest cola, and there seems to be a low level smoke. Maybe not. Nut aspect could be confusing me. Certainly one of the tastier browns I can recall.
seymour (1391) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on tap in a plastic cup at an LAX airport bar during a World Cup game. It poured an opaque very dark brown with thin but persistent beige foam. Dark colour but light body and dry finish. Sounds like Guinness, but more complex grainbill: hints of bread, dark toast, chocolate, bright acidity of medium roast coffee, mildly fruity, nice hoppy bittering balance, with a lingering multilayered aftertaste. Very flavourful. It was extremely toasty, but I didn’t notice the smoked malt mentioned in the description. Strong carbonation makes it even more refreshing. Good stuff. If it were local, I’d buy it regularly.
Sledutah (4277) - Utah, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at LAX
Clear dark brown with a small beige head and good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and nutty. Taste is roasted malts, ashy, caramel and nutty
A decent brown
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can in our hotel room, San Diego, from Public Beer LB, 18/04/14.
Dark chestnut brown with a well appointed light tan covering that retains well.
Nose is light roast, toffee, nutty pangs, brown bread, hint of cocoa.
Taste carries a little less depth than the aroma, earthy tones, light smoke, biscuit, brown bread, faint cocoa.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Experiment_Ale (909) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At LAX while waiting to fly home to Dallas. 20 oz draft that cost $10.89. Pours dark brown black with huge creamy wicked looking head that drops to nothing. Aroma is nutmeg, lightly roasted malt, with a hint of Guinness-esque tanginess. Taste is lightly roasted malt, the same tanginess, sweet malt.
GIJOE (574) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown, almost black. The darkest brown ale I've ever seen. Thin off-white head. Nose is faint malt with chocolate notes. Taste is sweet. Full body, thick and rich, lively carbonation. Pretty tasty, albeit a bit too sweet.
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badpuppy69 (208) - orange, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear rich copper color with a nice thick head. Aroma is choc and nuts and malt. Taste follows the Aroma very well. Smooth easy drinking brew.
jkwood04 (3749) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can. Looks brown. Aroma of pale and lightly nutty/toffee malts plus light, floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. Nothing really stands out about this beer, but it’s not that bad.
hoju777 (144) - FRANCE - DEC 2, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can in LA. Smells brown. Looks brown. Tastes brown. Thin and acidic. It’s not bad, but it’s definitely not good.