nearbeer (4118) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. Clear mahogany with a quarter inch of creamy bubbles. Mild, nearly-absent aroma has a hint of coffee and caramel. Flavor is a bit bolder with mocha coffee, lightly tart apple and berry, graham cracker, and touches of toasted nut and char on the finish. Near-medium body has medium-high carbonation and is balanced throughout with a dry finish.
unclemike (2527) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark amber color with a nice thin white collar. The aroma has a faint malty biscuit, with a nice nuttiness. Brawler has a very pleasant flavor with a faint amount of nuttiness, roasty malt, some honey, malty biscuit. The palate has a very pleasant nice smooth full roast ending
Sledutah (6012) - Utah, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from the state store
Pours dark brown with a small off-white head and some lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, nutty and coffee. Flavors of toasted malts, burnt bread, grainy, coffee and some bitterness
Decent, tastes like a dark Newcastle Brown.
wlajwl (4532) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is toffee, dryish malts and nuttiness. The flavor is dark malts, dark fruit, toffee, mild citrus and a tangy/sweet finish. Probably the best Newcastle ale Iíve had.
fidelis83 (2167) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, dark brown pour with a 2 finger, creamy beige head that has great retention. Aroma is toasty, nutty, chocolate, roast, a hint of molasses and some fruity, planty hops. Flavor is nutty, chocolate, toasty toffee, mineral and herbal, planty, spicy hops. The is an extremely faint, but noticeable cabbage-like vegetal note that comes out after a few drinks. Light and dry body with a medium strength, blanketing and pretty sharp carbonation. Pretty good, nice, toasty and refreshing, the cabbage-like note didnít really bother me, but if it were any stronger it would have.
glorydaze (35) - Savannah, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly nice beer. Chocolate and roasted coffee that add another layer to the classic Newcastle. Nothing overwhelming and quite smooth with a balanced finish. A good seasonal.
dillionclark (5) - Spanish Fort, Alabama, USA - NOV 5, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lot like the average Newcastle just a bit more roasty and that's about it. The body is still thin and drinkable like the standard brew color is darker. Just a dark roasty Newcastle. I enjoyed it.
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thedm (5064) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew from a grocery store poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to medium sized amber colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a softly carbonated transparent dark ruby red brown colored body and a fair lacing. The weak aroma was musty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering mild roasted malt aftertaste. The ok flavor contained notes of roasted malt and hops. A decent one but not one that I would consider drinking again.
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a medium-thick head. Malty aroma, with a lot of toasted grains, caramel, and some coffee/chocolate. The flavor is similar, with a hint of fruit - itís a lot like the classic Newcastle, but with a lot of roasted malt flavor. A bit thin-bodied, but really rather nice.
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Burnt sugar/caramel/sweet malt. Fruity character; I think both from malt (raisin-y) and yeast (cherry). A hint of roasted malt flavor--mostly in aftertaste.