smroush (96) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fairly large off-white head; dark brown, but with touches of orange, gold and red.
Aromas are pretty much all malt - nutty flavors, molasses, bread. The hops are quite subdued.
Body is medium; alcohol average; carbonation is just a bit on the lively side.
Finish is average duration, moderately sweet and light to moderate in bitterness.
Overall not a bad brown ale, but not remarkable either.
Oakes (13154) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light brown, very smoky nose and taste...not even balanced, just a thin peaty malt character.
bnoel09 (455) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Translucent brown pour with a tan head. Aroma has chocolate and coffee notes. Flavor is lightly malty with some chocolate and coffee notes as well as some slightly spicy hop notes on the finish. Mouthfeel is a little thin similar to their porter, but smooth. Decent brown.
adamah (214) - - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nutty and smokey. Pours a clear brown. Tastes a little sweet, then bitter before the smoke dominates the palate. I wasn’t expecting such a balanced smoked beer, a great suprise.
dfinney23 (2077) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Probably unduly harsh, as this is very much a mild and I made the mistake of sampling it after their tasty, robust porter. Could drink more than one but wouldn’t really want to.
DruncanVeasey (7423) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the brewpub, 20/08/12. Copper-glinting chestnut . Slight nutty malt loaf aroma; sultana, coke. Mellow dusted plum; hints of roast. Unhoppily bitter. Anonymous.