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 - it’s a lot like the classic Newcastle, but with a lot of roasted malt flavor. A bit thin-bodied, but really rather nice.
conway (1636) - - DEC 17, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Dark ruby with a thick off white head. Aroma is cocoa and dark fruit. Taste becomes nothing but weirdly bitter dark fruit. Thin. Not enjoyable.
rondphoto (2297) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear brown with a tan head cover, sheets of lace. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is surprisingly weak - light edgy malt (if that is possible) that is watery through the palate, adding light bitters on the swallow. I’ve always thought Newcastle Brown was a good go-to beer when nothing better is available, but Cabbie doesn’t come close to earning that much praise.
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pretty close to as advertised in the brewer’s descripstion, but light all sorund, enough to not be too interesting. Not bad, though.
Darkmagus82 (1830) - - OCT 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-2-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a cola brown color with a huge and bubbly tan colored head of three finger height. The head has a great level of retention, very slowly fading over time and leaving a great level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is a mix of a light coffee smell, some roasted malt and a woody like smell. Along with these smells are some lighter notes of licorice and oak smell giving it a rather interesting aroma overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter chocolate and roasted malt flavor. The flavors upfront and throughout the taste is rather light, which for the 4.2% abv session style brew is much anticipated. As the flavor advances from the start, some woody flavors as well as a bit of a cola like flavor comes to the tongue. The sweetens fades ever so slightly toward the end with the woody, chocolate and roasted flavors begins joined y a bit of a earthy flavor, to leave a rather light roasted, moderately sweetened and somewhat odd flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the rather thin and watery side with a carbonation level that is rather average.
Overall – While it was rather light and somewhat flavorful, it just wasn’t all that smooth in my opinion. OK and a decent party session, but really nothing more.
BeerdedDave (513) - - SEP 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark brown-mahogany color; caramelly, roasted malt aroma; roasted malt flavor with fruity, caramel notes; pretty light bodied and easy drinking
maekchu (2300) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from supermarket mixed pack. Dark roast aroma, sugar. Clear medium-dark brown with good ruby highlights. Mild roast, tiny chocolate, metallic stuff, something herbal, and little teensy hopping in finish. Thin and watery. Very light. Not bad, just a minimal beer experience.
geologyguy (776) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly prunish smell, taste is weird, malty but in a very funny way...weird taste, pruny? Strange...
snoworsummer (2501) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
$2 Bottle. Tastes like figs and bad fruit, somewhat bitter and tart, not very drinkable. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like old fruit, grapes, light musk and malt.
sonnycheeba (3786) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours brown with ruby highlights. Aroma is toasted malts, light chocolate, light coffee, fig, dates, and faint floral notes. Flavor is lightly roast malts, faint chocolate, light earthiness, stone fruit esters, and light hop bitterness; bland, funky finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.
asandy5272 (5) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Picked this up when i couldn’t find newcastle brown. Nice dark color. Nice aroma kind of chocolate smelling. Taste has a subtle coffee taste to it. Overall i would drink again but wouldn’t choose over the brown