ShaneJ (106) - - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Slowbeer. Dark brown with fine, lasting head. Aromas of toasted malt, toffee, raw sugar. Nice smooth chocolatey flavour with just-right bitterness. Really nice brown ale.
Bif (1051) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Brewery. Served a deep Mahogany color with a nice tan head that fades slowly to some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, some caramel and dark fruit. Taste of roasted malt, some caramel sweetness with dark fruit and a hint of chocolate in the background. Nice bitterness and the finish is quite dry. Medium body, smooth and creamy texture. Nicely balanced. Enjoyable beer that goes down quite easy.
lliams (113) - Hawthorn, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
such a tasty go-to brown beer... i get toffee, honey biscuit malt with this layer of berries underneath... a complex, top value little beer
Jado (278) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear mahogany brown with lighter red-orange highlights and a coffee-coloured head that sticks around. Aromas of caramel, roasted malt and raisins on the nose. The taste is similar, starting off with a sweet toffee-like note, giving way to some dark fruit and baked apple before finishing with a cocoa powder/chocolate note. Smooth, creamy palate with a lingering fruity aftertaste. Very nice brown ale, perhaps more so because it straddles the line between brown ale and porter.
M_Sack (38) - - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Frothy head that dissipates slowly. Beautiful dark brown with tinges of red. Toffee and a slight cherry cola aroma which detracts. An initial sweet but hollow flavour that builds into a nice roasted malt/toffee mid palate and dry, roasted nut finish. A beer that improves as it works through the various flavour profiles leaving you wanting another gulp. Perfect for late autumn.
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Sevenlee (904) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, toffee, raisins and some dark sugar. Taste is medium sweet of toffee and raisins with hints of nuts leading to a somewhat dry finish. Pretty decent, I thought.
KeefOz (486) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured with a 20cm high (height of glass) light tan foamy head that took time to diminish. When it eventually collapsed a liquid that was dark black with a ruby tint was produced. Laced poorly. Aroma strongly of roasted grain. Taste of roasted grain and a hint of coffee. Medium body. Finish was fairly smooth and dominated by roasted grain.
LesArgen (135) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Props to this beer for its lovely head. The aromas are quite feint but varied, with coffee, chocolate, dried fruit, smoke and peanuts. The taste is something of a blunt instrument initially, with coffee predominant before the alcohold kicks in. There are also notes of chocolate and quite a lot of salt. The palate is slightly thinner than you’d hope, but overall this is a nice effort.
jmgreenuk (1374) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Wow, a real English Brown Ale from down under. I'm starting to believe they really do understand us after all :-) Very dark brown pour with lots of froth and lacing, pretty much as expected. Not such a strong aroma but there are hints of all sorts of flavours. There are raisins and caramel dancing on my tongue right now with a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. Worth tasting and very enjoyable, but not a session ale for me.
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Rangi (401) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 Warm toasty flavours slight coffee nice balance with beer not been overly rich but finnishes just slightly bitter. Nice easily drinkable beer.