KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a clear medium chestnut brown with a large (2-3 finger) light brown frothy head that did have decent retention, reducing to a thick film with a large collar and had good sheeting of runny lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted caramel malt, spruce and floral hops and an earthy yeast with notes of chocolate, coffee, brown sugar and a touch of rye.
The taste was nice and malty with a hint of chocolate and caramel early on, and then progressed into a slightly bitter sweet taste with notes of coffee, brown sugar and a touch of molasses with a mild hoppy finish. The flavor lasted an average duration preceding the swallow with a mild malty-bitter taste left to linger for a while longer.
Mouthfeel was almost medium in body and slightly dry in texture with a mild carbonation.
Overall a bold and robust tasting Brown Ale with a nice light bitterness ant the end...
Ferris (8133) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft - The lightest amount of dark malt. Clear copper with a decent beige head. Light twig and a bit of toast.
jkwood04 (4829) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours brown with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel and pale malts, light toffee, light bitterness, and some dough. Flavor the same with an off note on finish. Average texture. Not the best brown ale, but not awful.
mkel07 (4352) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Wine Emporium, Newstead, 260615. Pours with a thick deep head of tan foam. Reddish brown colour with a strong biscuity malt flavour that fills the mouth with joy.
dresden (1180) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red brown and clear with big had. Piney hop aroma, some roast aims. Slight bitter code flavours, hoppy, a bit harsh. Good
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Winooski Beverage Warehouse. Clear mahogany, large foamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of grainy malt, nuts, stone fruits. The taste is caramel, toasted malt, chocolate, stone fruits, cherries. Medium bodied, decent balance.
gam (3644) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big beige head dark brown pour medium carbonation aromas earthy chocolate caramel fruit grain the flavours caramel cocoa chocolate earthy goodness toffee mild bitter nutty touch the finish good ale like the malts earthiness sweetness goes down so well this ale
RussianDragon (574) - - MAY 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle shared by Margaret, thanks! Pours a clear dark caramel with fading off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and toffee and biscuit malt. Flavor is same with mild hop complexity. Solid malty finish.
Huhzubendah (3074) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Near black body with a thin ring of beige head. Aromas of charred malt, roast, smoke. Sweet malt with medium alcohol presence. Perhaps an over abundance of burnt / charred malt. Low carbonation with notes of melted chocolates and booze. Decent in small quantities. Could use a few tweaks.
hawthorne00 (2887) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 6.2% ABV. Dark reddish brown with a large off-white head that laces nicely. Aroma of chocolate and toffee, some piney and herbal touches that jar slightly. Sweet with some chocolate and lots of fairly plain toffee. Fairly high bitterness chokes off the sweetness OK, but undermines the soothing quality of the maltiness that comes before. Not that that’s all that interesting for the strength. Caught between two stools for me - neither bland but harmonious nor quite breaking away.
Davros (2408) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with a fading head.
Nose shows bready, toasty malt and some soft earthy coffee.
Similar flavours with hints of smoke amidst toasty and bready malt.