chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the green man - asheville nc - this review is for the cask version - see notes below for the regular tap version. coffee roasted aroma along with a medium to dark brown color. nice thick foamy head. served at a good temp for cask. great conditioning in the cask - mouthfeel was excellent. flavor was very good for a brown ale (where i expect bland). sweet malts with a bit of roasted coffe (a bit out of character and almost porter like). if this were an official beer cometition it would lose points probably for being out of style - but nevertheless, it was very drinkable and enjoyable. the regular tap version was way over carbonated and you could barely taste anything amidst all of the abrasiveness. my wife - who normally hates cask beer - much preferred teh cask version.
NachlamSie (2970) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Pours an extra dark brown, really this looks more like a porter with a neat, tan head. The nose is muted with some faint notes of mild chocolate, hickory, pumpernickel. It’s a rather tart brown ale, not hoppy, but tart in a way similar to wood or pumpernickel. There is no strong sweetness and the finish is slightly acrid. This is just okay.
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JAN 29, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly amberish, not quite a brown ale in my opinion. Very light on the aroma and in the flavor, which drops right off in the finish. A bit of chocolate and caramel, but ends up getting slightly muddled and watered down in the finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Name: Brown Ale
Dark brown, thin head, light roasted aroma, rich malt flavor, touch of bitterness, hint of chocolate, lasting bitterness
Name: Brown Ale
Score: ii to iii
big chocolate aroma and flavor, very rich, just-a touch of bitterness,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.