mnmike (1052) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle direct on Labor Day. interesting bitter, but ultimately not a keeper. Strong on the parts its supposed to be strong on.
sharkbcr (121) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Modest head, malty aroma and brown color. Chocolate malt taste and finish. An average ESB.
Block (1595) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty, sweet. Actually tasted some alcohol in the background. Smooth mouthfeel but the taste was a bit harsh.
yngwie (14608) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Itís a clear, dark amber to copper colored beer, topped by a small, dense, off-white to light beige head leaving some lacings. The aroma is sure on the malty side, with a faint spiced touch and a cheesy hint. Some chocolate hints too. Itís full-bodied and a tad too much carbonated, quite dry as well, even though thereís a sweetish touch in the flavor. Thereís an underlying bitterness in this one, lasting for a good while, but I donít think thereís enough of it to deal with the bready malts and chocolate hints. Some hints of tea in there too actually. Overall, a beer I canít really decide whether I like or not, but it tastes quite decent, just donít think I could do a session of it. 130829
thegreenrooster (3371) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a dark brown with a average tan head. Aroma is a decent caramel with some roasted nuts. Flavor is again roasted nuts, not much else and kinda watery. Not horrible but not overly flavorful.
adamah (214) - - AUG 24, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
Is this really different than the brown ale? Because it sure doesnít taste like it. I thought the bartender poured me the wrong beer. It had a light malty aroma but not much on the nose. It poured a a deep brown color, the color is actually a little darker than the brown ale. The flavor was a little nutty and lightly sweet just like the brown ale. This was really disappointing, more lack luster than the brown ale.
Niller (753) - Hammel, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Voldby Koebmandsgaard. Clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma and taste is a little nutty with notes af caramel. Finish has a little bitterness.
VatMasterson (52) - Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I was excited to find this in the grocery, neat werewolf clawing labeling props there CHAPS. First taste was, well, reminiscent of newcastle brown. An early nutty threat then disappears just as the head does. Color is supposed to be blood red ale according to the label. It is not blood red, its a brown.
Good only in a pub with fish in chips in Sheffield I suppose. I wonít buy it again.
Snrphnx (24) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Think malty original Brown Ale, transformed. Brewed with distinctive red rye malt, the initial smoothness is haunted by a zest of berry, fading, like the moon behind the clouds, into a gentle biting bitterness at finish.
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Bif (1581) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dark amber color with a nominal head and with just a trace of lacing. Aroma is fairly mild with some malt, caramel and just a bit of fruit. Taste of malt and caramel sweetness, with just a bit of fruit and nut. Has a mild bitterness that lingers just a bit. Fairly moderate body and smooth with a bit of character. A decent beer that goes well with a casual social gathering.