DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with a big, creamy, light tan head that dissipates slowly into a cap and leaves some nice lacing. Strong aromas of caramel, butterscotch, toffee, and some nuttiness. Bold malt flavors, nice creamy body. Long sweet, toffee like finish. Solid brown ale, the finish brings it down a tad bit for me.
ndburns (140) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
550ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours a clear brown with foamy beige head. Nut dominated aroma, some caramel and malt. Malty flavour, with nutty, caramel and fruity notes.
miroleite (2) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 19, 2016 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas: nutty, toffee and caramel. Mouth: malt, caramel and hoppy bitter. Foam: light brown, medium. Overall: 3,25/5.
chinchill (4202) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 2011 notes:
When I first tried this beer about 20 years ago, I thought it was probably the best beer I had ever had. (I was probably right). Having one for the first time since joining BA, I had high hopes but some anticipation that it could be disappointing - I’ve tried a lot of beers over the past 2 decades. Well, it was not at all disappointing. Perhaps not the very best brown ale I’ve ever had, but excellent, upholding its reputation as a gold standard of English browns.
Plenty of caramel malt in the aroma. Tastes only slight nutty at first, but a more notable nuttiness in the excellent malty finish. Perfect balance of flavors. Slightly fruity.
Mouthfeel - a tad thin; otherwise excellent, with perfect carbonation.
O - outstanding example of style. Refined and superbly crafted.
PowY (146) - - JUN 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
550 ml bottle. Pours clear copper with a light brown head. The aroma is moderatly malty - bread and roasted malt together with some grassy hoppiness and also a little yeasty. Pleasant creamy mouthfeel with soft to lively carbonation. The flavor starts light sweet with some fruity acidity and a bitterness that becomes more pronounced towards the finish. Roasted malt with some caramel and nuts and mild coffee in the aftertaste - all aromas a little hidden. Overall not too exciting but a nice brew.
Fules (726) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gyönyörű mahagóni szín, közepes, nem túl tartós hab. Illata édeskés, aszalt gyümölcsös, diós. Íze édeskés, karamelles, pici kakaóval és aszalt gyümölcsökkel. Icipici keserű, alacsony karbonáció, közepes test, jó összhang.
fiveacestx (923) - Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - hazy brown with a small head. Notes of toffee, nuts and caramel. Light malty body.
Mister_Li (874) - GERMANY - JUN 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Klares rotbraun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, Röstaromen, etwas Karamell, nussig, trocken, leicht bitter.
BenL8 (60) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle at home. A classic for every occasion. Nice brown colour with little foam with a bready and very biscuity aroma. Some caramel and maybe some chocolate. Quite thick mouthfeel. Flavour is quite complex, very biscuity and lots of caramel, chocolate and a hint of herbal hops. Great classic.
danlo (2474) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Brown amber colour, white foam head leaving lots of lacing and aroma of malt, nutty, caramel. Taste is bready malt, toffee, caramel, dried fruits, raisins, and some earthy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dry nutty bitter finish. Quite drinkable.
HarryPlopper (57) - - MAY 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red Amber with plenty of carbonation and a thin head with some lacing when poured into a pint glass from a bottle. Very nutty taste comma slightly bitter, and a lingering bitter aftertaste. Some notes of coffee.