Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle (thanks to Pam). Pretty basic here, and definitely more of an English amber/brown. Some nutty caramels, English grains and grass, with a faint citrus in the background on the nose. A very light bubbling off-white head on the pour, some carbonation, a lighter body, and dark amber in color. It starts off fairly creamy and malty, then blends into a crisper grassy bitter that finishes a bit off with some copper. Notes also of malted English amber grain malts, caramel, nut, and some slightly acidic citrus. So overall, not too exciting with a few weak points. Very ok.
brigg (606) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Hazy mahogany body and a big, stiff tan head. Powerful aroma of rich, lightly roasted, sweet chocolate malt. The strong hop aroma is floral and grass/pine. Flavor is earthy but sweet with caramel and slightly smoky. A slight tartness near the back. Body is slightly thin, and soft.
Berserkir (56) - New York, USA - FEB 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Drank Jan 09. Pours very dark brown, but looks clear. Thick tan head. Aroma is dark malt, nuts. Flavor is malty, with a nice hop bitterness up front.
Ratman197 (12946) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear brown with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of carmel, milk chocolate and a hint of nuts. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, bakers cocoa and light nuttiness with a crisp dry lingering malty finish.
BroSpud (2024) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. A good example of the style though nothing spectacular here. Has a nice malty caramel taste and is very drinkable.
jcwattsrugger (12113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle–pours a rich light tan head that laces and brown with orange color. Aroma is chocolate-medium malt, earthy, roasty. Taste is chocolate/molasses-medium malt, roasty, secondary earthy/sharp (not quite coppery) hops bite. Medium/full body.
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown color...almost opaque. Thick, creamy head. Malty aroma, with a faint nuttiness. Pretty transparent malt flavor up front...mouthfeel has a slight crispness. Noticeable hop presence quickly blends into the back. Finish has a long hop tang. Though pretty good overall, this brew is not very typical for a brown ale...somewhat heavy on the hops, while light on the malt.
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Complements of my buddy’s Beer Of The Month Club. Pours a murky brown in color. It has a lighly nutty aroma mixed with a sugary sweetness. It has a bit of a nutty start, fading into a slightly laid back sweet caramely finish.
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours ruddy brown. Flavor has initial nuttiness, and slowly reveals soft malt and roasts. Finishes bitter, perhaps even bordering on plastic-y. OK, but needs work on body and flavor.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Typical brown ale. Poured a murky looking brown hue that had a beige head that had great lacing and retention. If it weren’t for the murky pond brown color of the body appearance would have been so much better. Aroma was of a nutty caramel note flavor was similar with some bitter notes. Palate was moderate. Still a nice one.