yespr (33804) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown to almost black with a creamy, off-white, lasting and lacing head. Smooth toffee roasted malty with a good bitter counterbalancing. Yet a slight bit too bitter into the far finish leaving more bitterness than toasted malt in the balance.
madmitch76 (17146) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
29th June 2012
Opaque dark brown beer. Big pale tan head. Tangy fruit nose. Smooth palate with fine carbonation. Rich malt base, not bitter or roasty. Nice hops - piney and mildly bitter. Mild red berry fruits. The malt has soft chocolate and very mild coffee. Finishes smooth and semi dry with pretty bitter pine that provides a robust and lengthy bitter linger. Reminded me a lot of Kernel Indian Brown Ale but not quite as good as that stellar beer.
Travlr (14703) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler muled by oteyj, thank you! Murky brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of subtle chocolate covered pine needles. Taste is brown bread, chocolate, raisins. Low carbonation, but could be the growler. Medium body. One of the nicer brown ales I’ve had, and definitely the nicest aroma.
Theis (14088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Blind Tiger, NYC - at Vermont Night. Cloudy brown - offwhite head. Nutty. Red berries. Fruity. Berries. High malty. Ok hoppy. Nice. Chocolate. Dusty cocoa powder. Nice.
Leighton (13280) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Prohibition Pig - Waterbury, VT. pours deep, reddish-brown with a creamy tan head. Dusty toasted pine aroma, some dry bread, hints of toated toffee and orange. Light to medium sweet flavor with rich, toasted bread, mild pine, some dry sugars, hints if brown sugar and toffee, some ripe citrus. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Sweet finish with some earth, toasty leaves, dry citrus, pine, touches of chalky cocoa, toasty bread. Great balance. Very drinkable stuff. Good depth of character.
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Beachwood Brewing. Dark cola pour with a khaki head. Very chocolate forward and roasty. Coffee, cocoa powder, and earthy hops. Nice nutty quality, too. Slight bitterness of coffee and roast. A whole lot of coffee and chocolate. Very earthy and leafy. Hints of hazelnut and vanilla. Solid brown ale, bro.
argo0 (11899) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Medium tan head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, chocolate, some caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, some caramel, light grapefruit.earthy, molasses. Medium body, some stickiness.
jtclockwork (10270) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at RBWG. Pours brown off white head. Nose and taste of toasted nuts, coffee and hoppy pine. Medium body.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #59. Shared by Leighton at the Friday Night Downtown Inn Bottle Share. Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin frothy tan head. Aroma of dark brown malts, clay, roasted malts, herbal and green hops. The taste is caramel malts, herbal hops and chocolate. Medium bodied.
hopscotch (9955) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler... Clear dark-mahogany pour with a small, creamy, off-white head. The bouquet is a malty melange of cocoa, vanilla and toasted nuts. Medium-bodied and creamy with mild carbonation. The bittersweet, toasty flavor presnts layers of cocoa and tree nuts. Finishes tangy, roasted and a bit tongue-numbing. Ridiculously nice brown ale. Shaun even found a way to give this one a little viscocity. Not usually one of his strengths. This one pulls up just shy of being world class. Thanks to landhoney for his generosity!