Ughsmash (6926) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2005 Poured a deep brown with garnet highlights when held to light. Beer had a 1/4" head that receded quickly to form a nice ring around the edges. Malty/bready aroma with some caramel present. Mouthfeel was light and almost watery. Taste had some roasted sweetness along with hints of chocolate and caramel. Finish was watery and rather unimpressive.
Dogbrick (6864) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Hollingshead Deli in Orange, CA. Pours a dark brown color with a medium thick and foamy light brown head. Minimal head retention and lacing. Aroma is alternatingly malty and nutty. Sweet roasted malt and caramel flavors. Finish is pretty weak and was not sustained throughout the glass. I found myself uninterested by the end. Still it starts out pretty well so that is worth something.
DruncanVeasey (6642) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chestnut with orange tints and a fine cappuccino froth. Aroma of some beauty; dank English woods, biscuit barrel, McVities, caramel sauce on plump juicy raisins,a hint of seaweed. Sweet and silky with some excellent crushed digestive malts, smoke and milk chocolate. Hugely likeable, well conditioned brew.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 11, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. It's a dark beer with a good head. Everythign about the beer is dominated by a roastiness (they say a hint? bah). I'd prefer a hoppier brown, less roasty, and one that wasn't a stout using another name. It's not bad, but it's in the wrong style. The marketing guys must have determined that it would sell better if they didn't call it a stout.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 355 ml, Appearance: ruby brown with slight haze , medium bright creamy top. 4- Aroma: mild brown malt aroma, light hint of cocoa. 6+ Flavor/Palate: mid full bodied brew. Good roasted feel welcomes you. This notion is quickly followed but sweet milky chocolate on roasted barley base. Bit ditsy but overall solid darker ale.
jtclockwork (6256) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to drowland. Pours dark brown with tannish offwhite head. Nose is nuts and malt. Taste of pecans, almonds, other nuts with sweet malt balance. Some brown sugar adds to complexity.
Ibrew2or3 (6210) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep amber-ish brown with thin tan head. The aroma is light with some stale malts and roasty malts. The taste is roasty – toasty and malty with a thin layer of malt astringency. I also get toffee and mild molasses. A roasty toastiness really lingers into the finish and beyond. There is a faint stale graininess that rides well below the other flavors.
HogTownHarry (5912) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (12oz). Poured a deep clear ruby-brown with a lasting thick foamy tan head. Aroma of roast malt, chestnuts, caramel and a touch of wine. Taste follows the nose, but I get some vague resiny hops and quite a bit of sour aged fruit - cherry and plum mostly. Mostly. Finishes somewhat bitter and tart - very nice, if not complex - average body, a little syrupy even, but a touch too flat. Decent brown.
DuffMan (5816) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark chestnut brown, clear, light brown head with brief retention. Chocolatey with a subtle berry fruit note a nd a stemmy mild hop finish. Loved it!
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at lost coast. one of the better browns. brown sugar aroma, nutty, caramel flavour, cocoa powder, dried finish than expected