SamP01 (620) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a rusty red with an off white lasting frothy head with some lacing. Aroma and Taste of toasted caramel malt and grains, some fruity and grassy notes, a bit of chocolate malt and some mild bitterness. A medium body on the palates, some moderate carbonation and slightly crisp. Finish with some toasted caramel malt, fruity and grassy notes and mild hops bitterness. Aroma and flavor are a bit light. Overall an ok brew.
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Was a red color (sort of like blood, I guess) and it was drinkable. And touch of fruit sweetness to the mostly bland slightly bitter base. Thin and watery. Not too good.
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Out of the bottle from Uptown. Pours a dark brown color with a slightly off white head. Smell is a little sour and skunky. The taste is skunky and overly grainy. One of the worst beers that I have had. With that said, I am not a fan of their brown either.
freekyp (1619) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
First impression is of distinct English malt aroma with some powdered chocolate and spearminty hops. Pours crystal clear dark brown with a thin wispy off-white head. No lacing. Thin bodied with a nice malt character. Finishes somewhat clumsily with a watery metallic twang.
youdictategood (312) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a nice reddish brown. Chocolate and malt on the nose. Unfortunately, to quote Ralph Wiggum...."it tastes like burning". Starts out like a slightly hopped up Newcastle Brown, then just goes wrong at the finish with a bad burnt meat/copper penny aftertaste. It really tastes like someone tossed a charcoal briquette and a roll of pennies into a keg. Disappointing.
BritAlesRule (214) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2012
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Mediium brown with a reddish hue. Notes of phenol, musty rubber, and sweet malt on the nose. Yeasty sourdough and corn cereal taste. Light to medium body. Aftertaste is most unpleasant. I’d say it was thrown out of Britain.
rollinsr (448) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - OCT 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours brown with an amber glow and a finger of off-white head. Aroma is mostly chocolate malts. Flavor is initially more of the chocolate malts but gives way to an intense metallic flavor that dominates the palate.
zoucrew102 (830) - - OCT 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earthy aroma and dark red in appearance. Starts with subtle berry notes ends with a bit of an earthy bite from the rye malt but not overpowering, different but good.
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EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ok. Not enjoying this, It’s like bad food that got burnt. Just not sure what they were going for.
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dare I say it, but this tastes just like a Newcastle Nut Brown Ale except a little more red in color with just a tiny bit of caramel sweetness. Even though they express that the Rye Malt is a major contributor to this beer it really doesn’t shine through much in the flavor. I think they used it more to influence the color and that any changes in flavor were merely coincidental. Aroma is nutty and dusty, a tiny hint at sweet rye. Either way this is a dry and very drinkable brown ale that is tinged a bit red.