Awktoberfest (93) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like roasted nuts tastes like roasted nuts...is brown in color... It doesn't disappoint in that regard... Nut brown... Yes that is simply my accurate comment about this beer.. Pretty smooth
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rangerred (660) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear deep brown with a one finger tan head. Excellent head retention along with some appreciable lacing.
Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, and toffee and it is quite nutty. Some dark fruit sneaks in along with a little metal that works well to compliment everything else. The fruityness from the yeast works perfectly with the malt.
Lots of dark fruit and toffee in the flavor. Toast and caramel along with enough grassy hops to cut through the roast. Bitterness is moderate to high and works great to counteract the sweetness. Carbonation leans toward the higher side giving this beer a lighter mouthfeel. A slightly sticky finish with lingering bitterness.
Overall, this is what an English Brown should taste like. Absolutely blows Newcastle away in terms of flavor, aroma, and mouthfeel. If only this beer was the price of Newcastle it would be a regular staple in my fridge.
EtTuCthulhu (394) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The appearance fuses a reddish brown color with a small off-white head, and the aroma is of roasted malts and caramel. The taste is slightly sour, a touch bitter, and slightly sweet; also, the palate combines a thin texture, medium body, soft carbonation, and a long slightly astringent finish.
Cantabrian (381) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice buttery, caramel, chocolate nose. It doesn’t get a 10 because of an almost perfectly hidden fartsy whiff. Lovely brown, not too dark, but closer to a darker bitter tone. Flavours are caramel, honey, almonds, hazelnuts and a nice dry finsih. I love the palate of oiled sawdust. Not among my favourites of Samuel Smith’s, but still a masterpiece on its own.
NikkTwist (881) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark orange pour. Very frothy head. Red fruit and hazelnuts off the nose. Nutty dark red fruit. Medium deep. Lacey head. Unusual brew. Not as sweet as expected. Caramel sugar plums. Sweet brown but nicely balanced.
MrFecesious (325) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear, dark amber. Aroma of tart plum. Taste of fruit rind and red grape.
italianjohn (2025) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour, thin off white head light lacing ... aroma of sweet malts, lightly nutty and tea ... taste is earthy, with sweet malts, tea, a bit nutty and faded bitter hops ... finishes dry bitter and malty .... simple and tasty classic stuff
flying_pig (614) - SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
550ml Bottle (The Cave, Glasgow - £2.49):
Nutty with an earthy malt smell. There is some caramel and toffee aroma following this and a rich and slightly sweet smell near the end and overall the smell is a nice, medium strength brown ale.
Amber brown with a clear body and a dome shaped, creamy looking and slightly off-white head. Very nice looking.
Toasted malts and an earthy caramel taste along with some darker fruits, although these are quite light. There is also a very nutty taste to this one, again as expected plus there is a nice bitterness to end.
Smooth with a medium body and a mild bitterness to it. The beer has light medium carbonation and goes down very easily.
Goes down incredibly easily. This one is smooth, well balanced and with a basic but very nice taste. The drink started to fade ever so slightly at the very end but this was not really that noticeable and it is still a very nice beer.
MorganBaughman (147) - Long Beach, Mississippi, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had this at our second annual Easter Beer Hunt. Malty and bitter with light hop flavors. Not for me.
Viper666 (2656) - Saint-Hubert, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille 500ml. De couleur nrune et claire. Nez de malt rôti et de noix, léger de caramel butterscotch et de houblon herbeux aux petites notes citriques avec quelques notes de chocolat noir. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-doux ainsi qu’une texture légèrement crémeuse et aux petites notes huileuses. Goût de malt légèrement caramélisé aux notes rôties avec des traces fruitées (agrumes) dès l’entrée en bouche suivi d’un goût de noix et de caramel butterscotch . Parallèlement, l’on retrouve une légère amertume de houblon hebreux aux notes citriques (pamplemousse) jusqu’en finale où l’on y retrouve de très légères notes de chocolat noir. Post-goût moyen et un peu sec, légèrement amer de houblon herbeux avec des notes de noix et de rôti. (2006)