Leighton (17227) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cola-brown pour with a modest, off-white head. Brownie aroma with other dark malts. Sweet, malty flavor with light chocolate and tobacco. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes malty, sweet and fairly roasty. This is one of the better brown ales I’ve had. Very good stuff.
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 22oz. A clear-looking brown beer with a dense, light beige head leaving some lacings. The aroma is quite nutty, with roasted malts, caramel and some dark chocolate. Quite dry on the palate, with a plesant level of carbonation. Full body. There’s caramel, nuts and a decent bitterness in the flavor, lasting for a good while. A pretty decent brown ale, well worth a sip or three. 130821
brokensail (15214) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not surprisingly, brown in color with a khaki head. Starts off with a mild toast on the aroma, maybe a bit of roast as well. Plenty of sweet toffee and a mild caramel note. The flavor has a subtle hoppiness which is nice and works well with the toasted and caramel flavors of the beer. Mildly roasty with a hint of coffee and chocolate.
bhensonb (13528) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Trader Joes in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear dark ruby amber with a 4 finger foamy beige head. Aromas of mildly harshly roasted malt and mildly milky chocolate. Pretty strong aroma for having mild components. Good aroma. Medium minus body with mild and foamy carbonation. Flavor is nutty! I can taste nut skin. Chocolate mildly shows up after awhile. Browns are not my fave, but this is a pretty good one. Consider the price and it’s amazing. No suggestions for improvement. Drinks well.
Tmoney99 (13002) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Poured hazy brown color with a large frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet malt and smalll hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate sweet flavor with a moderate sweet finish of medium duration. Good drinkable brew.
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle. Small beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some nut, light spice. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel, some spice. Light-medium body, minimal carbonation.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber from Trader Joe’s Glen Allen, VA. Pours a clear red tinted brown color with a medium tan head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of bitter hops with a tinny quality and some brown malts. The taste is nutty with faint chocolate notes and bitter hops. Thin, watery and really not very good.
Meilby (10487) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 650ml @ Hotel Room, Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain, caramel, nutty, earthy and floral. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with a long caramel and bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Greg’s house picked up in the Midwest. Pours a reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Caramel, nutty toffee dessert bar, light apple aroma. Somewhat thin and a bit watery. Decent drinking, somewhat toasty malty, bland caramel flavor. Not bad but bland.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22oz bottle from Trader Joe’s. Bottled 5/17/13. Clear, very dark red color. Thin, light brown head. Few dots of lace. Sweet taste, light bitter bite, spiciness in the finish. Pretty spicy aroma for a brown ale. Medium body. Lightly sticky texture. Lighter carbonation. Caramel malt, some spiciness, sugary syrup. Some light sweet artificial-tasting chocolate, some dark fruit. Too sweet, not very balanced brown ale.