gam (2904) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy head misty red brown pour medium carbonation aromas hoppy fruit rich malt caramel toffee the flavours smooth caramel and honey toffee hoppy notes lovely sweetness the finish best aftertastes rich caramel toffee that linger hoppy and bitter backing that linger on palate some crispness enjoyable brown ale
Beerathon (781) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty brown ale. Aroma is malty, but faint. A nice hop tingle on the tongue. Chestnut in color with white 1-finger head.
mkel07 (2514) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml bottle from The Beer Cellar. Caramel roasted malt aroma is very nice. Dark brown tea colour with a good sized tan head. Full flavoured with a strong body even though the beer is a bit thin in the mouth. Vanilla flavours with a rich creamy mouthfeel.
mrhoppy (1180) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma light coffee with a more pronounced musty wood or cork bending it into a Belgium feel. Yes that is what I would describe it as, a Belgium Brown. Funky one at that. Cocoa, caramel, creamy and rich with a bitter finish. A touch too sweet.
ben4321 (3335) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Total Wine - McLean, 3/4/13
Aroma: The nose is sweet and roasty, chocolate, caramel, some nuts, and dark fruit
Appearance: It pours a brown color with a red hue, a beige-brown head, and some mid-heavy lace
Flavor: The flavor, like the nose suggested, is pretty sweet with lots of roasted malts as well
Palate: This one is light-medium bodied, a bit sticky, and has average-plus carbonation
This is a pretty solid beer. It came off a bit too sweet for me, but it has some really nice components. This one is definitely worth trying.
edgallow (1434) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and coffee. Taste is caramel, cocoa and spice.
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beerandbeyond (551) - ISRAEL - JAN 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass.
Hazy brown color with some reddish hues and small beige head.
Aroma of brown sugar, caramel, winter cookies, soft roast and floral hops.
Sweet malty flavors, some candied nuts, low bitterness, mellow spiciness, faint dried fruits and a bit of cloying caramel.
med-full bodied, somewhat too heavy and alcoholic, but warming and OK.
mikedR (726) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like it. Has a nice nutty aroma and malty-nutty taste. A hint of chocolate, and just a bit of spice to keep things interesting. Not complex, but good.
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Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Out of the bottle from Uptown. Pours a very dark brown with a small white head. Taste is slightly sweet like a brown, but not overpowering.
chinchill (1012) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, dated 09?/27/12 pours with a generous and creamy looking tan head that soon settles to a admirable top coat. leaving fine lacing on the way down. The ale itself is brown-amber and clear. The aroma is disappointing, being malty but mild and slightly metallic. The flavor is much better, particularly in the lingering, roasted malt and Czech hops aftertaste.
Medium + body with excellent carbonation and a creamy smooth feel [4.5].
8% ABV is very well hidden.