bhensonb (11074) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toasted malt aromas with a soupçon of chocolate. Very strong brown color (barely see halogen through it) with a strong tan head. Decent mouthfeel, improves with swishing. The taste is very smooth, but the roasted component is light. I think some chocolate. So smooth it might be a light porter. Some nice bitterness after awhile.
Leighton (10989) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a slight, beige head. Nose is lightly roasted and sweet malts with notes of coffee. Flavor is great, quite roasty and malty with quite prevalent coffee character. Body is light to medium and pretty fizzy. Nice finish, mild bitterness and some slight stickiness. Pretty solid. I could drink many of these.
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a light brown color with a spotty off-white head.
S: There is an intense nuttiness to the aroma. Maybe a little bit of ash but pretty decent roasted malt notes. Quite a bit of toffee and maybe even some coffee.
T: Quite a bit of chocolate, toffee, and roasted malts. There might even be a hint of coffee flavor. Fairly sweet without nearly as much of the nuttiness that’s on the nose.
M: Pretty light in terms of the body with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: Surprisingly good, especially after having the Tangerine Wheat. For a brown ale, this is pretty decent.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: sf hfse
dark brown, whispy tan head, light malt flavor, good does of chocolate malt, low bitterness
nice light hop character to balance the chocolate malt, slight sweetness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Tmoney99 (10670) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Hazy brown color with an average off-white head that was lasting.
Light nutty molasses aroma. Light to medium body. Light sweet flavor with an average finish. Good but soft.
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear brown with a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of chocolate, carmel, a bit of hazelnut and a light touch of coffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, chocolate, a touch of nuttiness and light fruit with a lingering sweet finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9697) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted, chocolate), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted, chocolate), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Medium body, carbonation, and creaminess, low warmth with a medium sweet finish.
Bov (9492) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 20, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
deep brown colour, few head, slight caramel aroma, sweet, chocolate aftertaste
hopscotch (9162) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft... Clear, dark ruby ale with a small, creamy, white head. The nose is subtle chocolate, red wine and vanilla. Nicely balanced and a bit tangy. Nutty with chocolate and vineous notes. Medium-bodied and very lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes creamy and barely bitter. Not much to it, really.
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
What a surprise, pours a BROWN color! Head is beige colored. Aroma is nutty and sweet as expected. Flavor is also nutty and a tad sweet wtih some good malt, and maybe even a touch of vanilla. Not bad, not amazing either.