triquito (6) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2008 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Swingtop 1 L. bottle bought from B.C. liquor store. Reddish brown with a moderate head that fades fairly quickly. Caramel and nut aromas with hints of roasted malts, although not overdone. This beer has a moderate body with low carbonation. Chocolate and roast aftertaste. A good and well-balanced beer.
fiulijn (13000) - MalmŲ, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the brewpub
Dark mahogany color. It has some roasted malt aroma. The flavor mixes caramel and roasted malt, creamy; it’s mild, inoffensive, with a medium-low bitterness. Not interesting.
DuffMan (5814) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown, almond head with moderate retention. Low caramel, faintly nutty aroma. A little chocolatey, a little nutty, approachable. Unfortunately a little on the thin side for me, but that may be because it was preceded by some bigger beers earlier in the evening. Not bad.
bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swingtop. Pours a hazy brown with a thin off-white head. Light toffee aroma. Medium body and light carbonation. Soft, round and nutty taste with just a touch of butter. Lightly roasty finish.
jonas (5276) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Beautiful ruby brown, creamy brown head. Roasted, light sour nose. Lives up to its name, nutty roasted, light caramel notes. Chewy body mellow mouthfeel. Chocolate, roast aftertaste. Quite nice.
Beershine (5178) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not usually my favorite style so take that into consideration. This has been one of the better nut brown ales Iíve tried in BC because itís not too sweet. Head is fluffy even if it is elusive. Thin body and almost flat palate. Nice malty aromas. Some licorice flavors. Overall not bad.
probstblueribbon (2631) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 L bottle from a BC Liquor Store in Vancouver, shared with Phil, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. MR31/07.
App.: Very deep copper, dark tan head, clear.
Aroma: Nutty, smokey maple, tangy molasses and brown sugar.
Palate: Medium body, lightly astringent, very soft carbonation.
Flav.: Lots of that smokey maple, molasses and brown sugar, light hazelnut, a touch tangy, a touch of licorice, and some darker malts to finish. A bit off-dry.
Could use a bit more fizz for my palate, but Iím still glad it was a big bottle.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nutty, roasty and sweet aroma with strong notes of chocolate, raisins and licorice. Darkest brown, almost opaque body with ruby highlights topped by a shy tan head that recedes quite rapidly to a thin partial cover and ring with slight, sudsy lacing. Chocolate sweetness and raisin like fruitiness are offset by dark malt character. Roasty bitterness takes the edge off and lingers without ever overwhelming. Body is perhaps on the light and watery side and short-lived carbonation does not help the cause. Shame really. Flavour and aroma are great and this would be top notch if the body were a bit more robust. Snifter. Allowed to warm from fridge temperature. Swingtop 1L bottle (Brewery Creek, Dec-06).
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very smooth and mild. Slightly roasty and a decent amount of chocolate and nuts in it, although a bit understated. Good melding of flavours, tastes organic and cask-like. With a bit more oomph could be a top-class Brown, but right now merely better than average.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark mahogany with spotty lacing. Roast and nuttiness in the nose with a bit of cocoa. Some bitterness. Roast and nuts again in the flavor. Medium bodied with bitter finish.