Leighton (13849) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can in NYC with Chris. Pours clear, red-brown with a weak, fading tan head. Brown bread in the nose, hints of cocoa and earth. Light to medium sweet flavor with lightly toasted bread, some dry leaves. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Moderately sweet finish, some earthy and leafy bitterness, toast. Pretty bland overall, though not offensive.
BeerandBlues2 (10713) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear brown with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is nutty, cookie and light chocolate malt, dates and figs with earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Chocolate malt aroma. Medium brown with moderate head. Lightly sweet chocolate and barley malt. Light body. Not bad but a bit light.
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A sweet almond skin nose gives way to a bit of citrus hop juice...Apples recently dropped into wet earth...The flat appearance and very faint aroma take away from the potentially enjoyable pint of brown ale...
DuffMan (7836) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Medium amber brown. Dusty cocoa and light coffee aroma. More hop presence on the palate, medium-to-thin bodied. Decent moderately hoppy brown.
TaktikMTL (6401) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
En fût. Verre de dégustation à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel et de noix. Apparence: La couleur est brune translucide. Saveur: Goût de caramel et de noix grillés. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #1127)
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours copper with a thin tan head. Smells and tastes earthy with a peppery bite. Hoppy as far as brown ales go.
thornecb (4789) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep mahogany into a Sam glass. Mocha micro head with good retention recedes leaving no lacing. Sweet milk chocolate and caramel aromas. Soft with dark caramel and chocolate milk front to back. Dry chocolate finish. Not bad.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nutty malt aroma. Sweet notes of marzipan. Clear amber-brown with thin off-white head that recedes to cover. Sweet and nutty with mild citrus hop flavour and bitterness towards the finish. Somewhat still with medium-light body. On tap at Vermont Brewers Festival.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 19, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sample at the Vermont Brewers’ Fest. Medium clear maple, minimal cardboardy nose, little nuttiness. Clean, fairly dry body; some assertive metallic quality near the end which hurts. Not good.