seymour (1591) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from can into Geordie Schooner glass, thanks Mike! Opaque reddish brown colour with tan foam, lasting with lace. Malty sweet with noticeable hoppy bitter balance, some English-style earthiness, toast, hint of raisins, plums, cherries, cacao nibs. A little thin, cidery, metallic, but not too bad. Finishes a bit too sweet for me too, but it’s pretty good nonetheless. More complex than Newcastle by far, easy-drinking, good not great.
Aggiebob (140) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy reddish hue with strong carbonation that maintains a thin tan head and lacing. The aroma and taste is roasted nuts, cereal, and caramel. It has a very good sweet taste.
Beerdedone (2860) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours reddish brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts and some faint chocolate. Flavor of bready malts, caramel, nuts, light chocolate and had a dry finish.
DrSilverworm (7940) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can, thanks to beerpig317. Hazy red brown color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good spread of lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation, dry finish. Some citrusy hop, nutty aroma, hints of chocolate. Light tart, moderate sweet, very light bitter. An ok brown ale.
shadey (1970) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Muddy brown pour with a nice chunky head of white. Malty sweet aroma. Flavors are cleaned up by just a touch of American hops. Tasty.
gte071u (1) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m a lover of brown ales, and I’m not sure if it’s due to the fact this was a canned version of this beer, but just not a very good beer. The aroma (malty as described) is very promising, but disappointed in everything else overall. I would like to think a tapped / bottled version of this beer would be better.
DrSteveBrule (23) - - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big fan of this brown. The taste and aroma have a nice roasty/sour note. It's good year round but especially in the fall.
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jsquire (3663) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown out of the can with a big foamy tan head. Sweet cereal malt nose. Strong roasted grain and some puffed cereal taste with a bit of tea, toast and a bit of spice. The hops bloom in the finish as a nice bitter balance. Nice example of a style that can be rather dull.
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Adam from trade. Pours dark reddish to brown color with a little light showing through and a one finger off white to light khaki head. Aroma of sweet malts, dark fruits, some light grassy hops, smells like a malty pale ale. Flavor is some bock late, dark fruit, a bit of lightly biting hop at the end. Then there's a strange heavy metallic finish that ruins what seems to be otherwise very nice flavors. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Not bad.
Cybercat (3773) - Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an appetizing chestnut with a thick golden-buff head that leaves good lacing.aroma delights with caramel, roast malt, molasses, and cloves notes. Lip-smacking flavor is a little sweet but not too much; notes of caramel, cloves, toasted malt, and a little molasses dance across the taste buds.smooth texture is firm and fairly lively. Good people brew good beer.