Emeister84 (993) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aromas of cocoa, char, toast, and slight coffee. Almost black with some bronze highlights, and with a moderately lasting, tan head. Off-dry with some molasses and meaty flavors, and some harsh, oily off-flavors. Light-medium bodied with pretty refreshing carbonation, and finishes pretty clean leaving behind some syrupy caramel and molasses flavors.
zickbeer_ye (274) - Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Really toasty malty aroma little cocoa and slight raw coffee scent. Light brownish head and dark black body. Sweet malty flavors slight petrole, some toast and grape and underlining metallic tastes. Not much to the palate
HenrikSoegaard (10554) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Roasted. Oily palate. Nice.
drjay44 (2647) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, poorly retained mocha head, over a dark brown (SRM 30) body.....nose is cereal with roasted malts (light cocoa, coffee)....taste is cereal malts, light cocoa, light coffee, finishing with a moderate, roasted malt hop bitterness.....mouth feel light, minimal astringency, carbonation adds a clean lightly acidic finish. This meets the Schwartzbier style reasonably well although head retention was lacking. The Ale yeast used did not add much in the way of esters. BJCP 8/2/13/4/7
Grzesiek79 (3223) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 16, 2013
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slabe piwo jesli mam oceniac w kategorii brown ale. Mala piana rozwodnienie spore i karmelowe przeslodzenie. Troche bylo uciazliwe. Aromaty zadne nie byly wyczuwalne w moich nozdrzach.
AndyW68 (1103) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with tan head. Aroma is chalky chocolate coffee. Taste mild bitter. Not a bad black ops. Not outstanding.
mnmike (1033) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the Sampler 12 pack. Not sure how this is classified as a brown ale...
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Point (UK) Black Ale from Sourced. Black body with medium tan head. Nose is sweet, malty, dark fruits. Quite schwarz-like. Taste is hoppy up front with sweet, caramel and dark fruits coming in through the middle. Syrupy, smooth texture. Enjoyable.
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a brown ale. This is a schwarzbier if ever I saw one. Malty lager. Weird. Ok.
MarkSachon (590) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from the six type sampler case. Just alright, certainly not in the top of its class. You get what you pay for and this case came pretty cheaply.