Cunningham (3912) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2012 From an old notebook. My favourite beer while staying in San Fransisco. Bottle. Reddish colour with a tan head.Caramel and raisin nose. Medium malty flavour with some fresh hops.
ContemplateBeer (1412) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2011 Aroma of caramel/ molasses/ light resin hops. Appearance is red/ brown with bone head. Flavor was mostly sweet and slightly toasty malts with slight hop finish. Palate is bubbly. Nothing really excited; still it is very drinkable and a good everyday sorta beer.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 10, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Rating #823. Clear dark reddish/brown color with a light tan head. Malty and a little sweet and a bit of toastiness. Flavor is a bit off, picking up some butter, I think the bottle might be a little old, too bad. (1933)
Bif (1261) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle- Pours an amber color with a tan head that fades slowly with good lacing. Aroma is sweet and a bit nutty. There is some caramel and fresh grain in the background. Initial sweetness of caramel and some dark fruit. A fairly clen finish with a lingering sweetness. Medium body, smooth and creamy. Nice balance but a bit too sweet. Smooth and goes down easy. Hard to drink more than one due to the sweetness.
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It took a while to get into the brown ales but it finally Ďgrewí on me and this is a nice beer to have on those fall days beside a roaring fire. Itís reddish, copper color sports an off-white foamy head which settles down much more quickly than I would like. It has a nice caramel aroma with a creamy, smooth body with a faint grainy finish. I enjoyed it for a couple of beers but anything more than that and the flavor really begins to decline.
allanbowers (93) - melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
petes wicked ale is a good session beer. it is one of the few beers brewed in the us that has some taste.
smaynard6000 (510) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark brown color with a thick white head. Aroma is a bit earthy and a bit of caramel, too. A bit on the fizzy side with some sweet flavor. Average.
bluevegie (3041) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one didnít do it for me, lifeless in the glass, nutty and caramel notes in taste and aroma.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a very light brown with a small, foamy off-white head. The nose has some stale hop notes, a slight vegetal note, some nuttiness, and a bit of caramel. The flavor is a little English in style with a bit of butter and caramel. There is a light undercurrent of fruitiness and stale, papery hops. This one may be a bit past itís prime, but itís still not terrible. Medium bodied with average carbonation leading to a medium, lightly fruity finish. I actually think this brew comes across better than the ratings belie.
Jimthechap (1421) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep russett coppery brown with caramel and crystal malt sweetness prevalent on the nose. Thereís something amiss with the nose though. Itís not vegetal or appley, but a little bit earthy. Maybe it didnít travel particularly well - this is 8,000miles from home after all.
I donít know, itís just a bit... meh. Sweet and nutty as a brown ale ought to be, a bit bready. No major flavour faults, but not a lot else to comment on. Pleasant enough but not especially memorable. A touch astringent an smoky on the finish.