BlackHaddock (6003) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber between five at the July 2016 Shrewsbury Bottle share: bought by me while in California. Very dark brown with big beige head. Aroma was of caramel semi-sweet malts with a mini sourness . The taste was not as sour as the nose intimated and a smooth, chocolate flavoured Brown Ale was enjoyed indeed. Highly carbonated but overall a very pleasant beer from a part of Canada unknown to be beer wise.
minutemat (3998) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ monthly tasting at Chez Sophie, July 16, courtesy of bladdock. Many thanks! Pours very dark brown with big off-brown bubble bath head. Aroma is smooth caramel malts. A bit over-carbonated and a bit thin, but nice chocolate malts lurk underneath. Not bad.
Lubiere (12672) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A clear dark brown ale with a thick frothy mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light grassy hops, light nutty notes, OK. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with light coffee notes, nutty notes, light bodied, a bit cloying. Bottle from LCBO.
Bulk_Carrier (3539) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was poured into an English pub glass.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy dark brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute leaving some light messy lacing here and there.
The smell started off with some nice nutty smooth to caramel toasty and toffee combining and allowing a light coffee to blend nicely.
The taste was mainly sweet and allowing a nice roasted nuttiness to blend nicely. There’s barely any aftertaste but a sweet nutty finish running about.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs nicely as there’s a good somewhat creamy smoothness over my tongue.
Overall, for an English Brown ale this one is really good. I’d definitely have this again.
nearbeer (4769) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. Pours a clear, deep chestnut with a thin film of creamy foam. Aroma is dark toffee and cocoa with a light note of tart berry/grape mix; kind of like a Tootsie Pop. Tastes the same, with enough earthy cocoa, spicy dry grass and cardboard on the finish to provide a decent balance. Near-medium body is definitely malty as per the style, but not sticky and has a smooth low-medium carbonation.
sulawang (980) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Visual: Pours beer bottle brown with a smallish dissipating head, ringed retention, hardly visible sporadic streams in the center.
Nose: sweet caramel malts, light roast (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: crisp, cola
Mid-palate: fizzy-tingly, (lvl-2)-sweetness, (MAIN) roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, light cola
Finish: malty-cola finish, barely detectable hops.
Summary: Mostly cola and chocolate malts, hops are super subtle.
andyhwcinc (1812) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Purchased at Binnys in Chicago, IL, enjoyed at home on a lazy Monday night. This was discounted by more than 50% off, and I can see why. Appearance is cola brown with a light white rim. Aroma of maple syrup, chocolate, ovaltine, and caramel. Taste just isn't good, very carbonated syrupy flavor, not enjoyable.
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not bad, but Parallel 49 is usually a lot better. Pretty typical ale, kind of flat and watery with some malt and coco notes.
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a tan head. Malt and light toffee aroma. Caramel and light citrus flavor. Medium bodied. Caramel and light citrus linger with light darker malts.
darrennelson12 (456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In bottle .. pours a nice dark brown. taste was very light bodies/watery with some sweet notes along with dry cocoa notes. Overall, OK at best .. I would not buy again