Lubiere (9301) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep reddish brown ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, a pleasant burned caramel malt, dark fruit esters. In mouth, a spiced roasted coffee malt with light butterscotch notes, oily mouthfeel, not bad. Bottle at Maggie’s on the River, August 27, 2010.
rlgk (9011) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber color, offwhite head. Malty chocolate aroma, a bit unfresh. Roasted malt flavor, a bit too thin.
BeerandBlues2 (8986) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark and rich brown, near mahogany, with a medium-sized tan frothy head. Hoppy caramel malt aroma with a faint roastiness to it. Patchy thin film lacing. Slightly bitter roasted caramel malt flavor with a hoppiness in the middle and a slight chocolate coffee finish. Medium-bodied and very refreshing, smooth and creamy palate.
Ratman197 (8830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, light fruittiness and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, nuts and a hint of spice with a smooth semisweet finish.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crystal clear copper ale with a small, creamy, khaki-colored head. Cirrus lacework. Malty, sweet aroma. A bit floral and chocolatey. Maybe a note of vanilla and a hint of port. The well-balanced flavor is lightly chocolately and roasty with a suggestion of buttermilk. Medium-bodied with an astringent mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Short, crisp finish.
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium brown color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, roast, and some earthiness. Tastes of roast, nuts, lighter caramel, and a lighter earthiness.
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
brown pour, small tan head. Malty, nutty, and pumpernickel aromas. Flavor is malty and pretty watery. I am not impressed with this brewery again.
maeib (8275) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled Evening Star Brighton. A very dark brown coloured beer with a tiny off white head. The aroma is hoppy with nuts malt and caramel notes, but there’s hint of cardboard too. The taste is all of the above but the hops are more pronounced and dominate the previous sweetness. Not the best US brown but still drinkable.
JoeMcPhee (8152) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at HDG. Dark brown beer, creamy tan head. Deep malty aroma with earthy chocolate and soft herbal hoppiness in the nose. Woody flavour with light caramel and toasted malt. Bitter and fairly astringent. Lightly caramelly/plummy with a bit of earthy bitterness. Meh.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Argonaut Denver. Pours a deep brown appearance with a brown head. A bit tangy, buttery caramel malty, nutty, toasty aroma. Roasty malty, caramel, chewy nutty, a touch fruity flavor. A bit watery. Bleh.