Cakes (383) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
An American Brown Ale. Had the 4 oz sampler size from the tap.
Sweet malt, chocolate, light coffee, spice (some perceptible ginger) in aftertaste. Simple and good.
rarbring (1726) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: The aromas are of roasted malt, burnt bread and a hint of roasted coffee beans.
Appearance: The beer is dark brown, almost charcoal, an off-white head that leaves little lacing.
Taste: The taste is sweet as of brown sugar, dried plums and bitter dark roasted coffee beans.
Palate: Medium carbonation, rather simple and fresh body, a dry finish.
Overall: Quite decent, I could have taken it for a (milk) stout. One of their best beers.
Note: on-tap in Montreal. Reviewed 2010-09-13.
RhetoricalAns (501) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Dark clear brown pour, mahogany highlights. Thin pale head without any retention. Nut and lightly roasted malt affair, some caramel and light bitterness in the finish. Body a bit thin.
Minderbinder (2333) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap (10-30).
Pours reddish brown with low beige head. Aroma is of caramel, sugar, toasted bread. Taste is of roasted malt, bitterness, slight smoke/ashes, some licorice. Cola. Off fruits. Palate: Medium body. Soft carbonation. Overall: OK.
KeefOz (1072) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted 18/3/15. Draught at Led 3 Brasseurs, Lille, France. Poured a murky semi-opaque mid-brown colour with 5mm of light tan foamy head that diminished slowly to a collar that laced poorly. Carbonation low and fine. Aroma of semi-sweet caramel. Taste of sweet caramel followed by a slight roasted malt. Light body. Smooth, semi-sweet and with a slight but lingering bitterness on the finish. OK. Better than the same brand tried in Toronto, Canada. Certainly not a stout.
brokensail (12361) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 8, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap @ Les 3 Brasseurs Old Montreal. Roasty seltzer water nose. A lot of burnt grain, some coffee, and raisin. Not great... Flavor is pretty bitter and roasty. It’s quite watery and thin. Like a bad cup of coffee. Grassy, earthy bitterness and some raisin astringency.
RuneStumo (2323) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16.02.2015. On tap at Les 3 Brasseurs, Toronto, Canada. As Brown. Brown colour. Clear. Off-White head. Aroma of dark malts. Good malty body. Sweet with a caramel note. Not so much bitterness. Soft with malt domination. Aftertaste is quite dry and leaves a dry mouth.
mathieuc (1852) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium brown with a thin beige head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of slight chocolate and nuts, served too cold maybe? Taste is of roasted malt and nuts, dry. Light bitter. Body was light, carbonation high and mouthfeel watery. This didn’t feel like a stout nor a scotch ale, I say it is a simple and sessionable english brown ale? Not bad but just too light and watery to be truely interesting.
PotjeBier (1781) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Waiting on a train in Lille I tried 4 tasters. This was was advertised as Brune, and it was certainly not a stout. Nice clear deep dark brown color. Light beige head. Aroma’s: caramel, dark malts, with roast, drop/licorice, and caramel/sweetness retronasal. Flavor is moderate sweet, light roasted. Light bodied. Finishes somewhat roasted, droppig, light bitter. Like everything I tried here not spectacular, but decent.
daniele (6159) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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Bozo_skeleton (669) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quel dommage, cette brune a la robe clair semble prometteuse en terme d’aromes cafe et chocolat mais son absence de rondeur gache un peu la fete et son manque de longueur.