rivertranced (25) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very tasty beer, quite complex yet drinkable. Not a good example of the Northern English Brown style - ratings would be much lower compared to the BJCP style guidelines. a: heavy cherry notes in the aroma, with tint of caramel. Light butterscotch aroma (diacetyl). Subtle hoppy aroma (english variety - fuggles?). a: poured light brown, crystal clear. Poured with solid, off-white head with good retention. t: Light cherry notes shine through, especially at the finish. Very sweet up front, but dries out well to leave a nice dry finish, appropriate for style. Pleasant, dynamic journey. Little hop character. p: medium-light body, moderate carb. Not astringent at all. o: very interesting beer, complex flavors and aroma make for a nice drinking experience. Would like to see a bit more hop character shine through.
GuideDogSaint (475) - Xiamen, CHINA - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
550ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours mid brown with a white head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel and toffee. Bittersweet creamy finish.
Maxbier (388) - Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear medium brown pour. Tan head. Nutty malty aroma. Rich nutty malty with slightly bitter finish. Good served out of the fridge for a while with some funky nutty cheese.
CTKlubben (69) - randers, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
nutty aroma, apear brown without any head, taste light bitter, average carbonation medium bodied and a short bitter aftertaste.
Travlr (13167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear brown color, beige head. Aroma of nutella on toast. Taste is similar.
ruigo (1240) - PORTUGAL - DEC 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Clear brown colour with a thin tan head. Toffee, caramel, dough, vanilla and nut fruits in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is more on the bitter side with some fruity notes and a dry/sour finish. Overall, a very good beer.
Mittenator (1389) - Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark copper with a beige head. Caramel and toffee aromas. Sticky toffee with a molasses and dry finish.
djoeye (1833) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gusher. Fawn head, copper to hazel clear body with red tones.
Aroma; dough, rye bread, dark wort, dark malts, fruits.
Taste; nutty caramel malts, sweet hazelnut syrup, prunes, fruity mild hops.
Normal body and carbonation. Sweet finish.
[35.5cl brown bottle, abv5%, BB.NOV14]
ciaranc (971) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from The Vineyard. Clear brown, thin off white head. Nutty brown malt nose. Lovely flavour, loads of hazelnuts, touches of coffee, some fruity bitterness from the hops. Decent body, fairly high carbonation, complex finish. Really beautiful.
scooter131313 (22) - - NOV 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinkable, but not one of my favorite from the wonderful selection from Samuel Smith's wonderful brewery.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mike_77 (3377) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A malty and quite sweet aroma. Smooth and quite rich texture. Full flavoured with a nice balance of sweet versus dry.