mjs (5073) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at HBF2009) Dark brown and almost clear. Small white head. Malty and lightly roasty aroma. Medium bodied and dry palate with medium carbonation. Malts, roastedness, coffee, bitterness, liquorice and sweetness in taste. Roasty and bitter aftertaste.
oh6gdx (21962) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught@HBF2009. Deep amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is caramel, cookies, maplenuts and some slight syrupy sweetness. Flavour is caramel, mild roast, some chocolate and some toffee. A pleasant tasting brown ale.
TBone (13636) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark nut brown color, good creamy beige head. A bit nutty, hoppy and caramelly nose. Slightly fizzy. Caramelly, light hoppy notes. Slick short finish. Quite typical brown ale.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at schlafly’s tap room in st. louis. dark brown color, medium tan head, nicly lacy. aroma of sweet malt. leathery flavor, hint of chocolate, surporisingly unsweet (a plus in my book). medium bodied, lightly bitter finish. not bad.
rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Tap Room, brown color, with a white head, faint toasted malt, but with an impressive floral hop leafy, grassy nose, with kind of a hint of lavender flower, with some citrusy in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a toasty, faint roasted malt character but with a good dry hop leafiness, grassiness accent, embracing a juicy resiny, coniferous mouthfeel, with some grapefruit and lemon peel citrusy, leading towards a well floral hop leafy bittering finish. The beer seems overpower by his hoppiness rather than his toastiness.
Braudog (5966) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask pint at the Tap Room. Pitch black (dark for a brown), sudsy head that totally clings. Nuttily bitter, tightly wrapped in a smooth, drinkable brew. Light body and mildly carameled. (#3360, 3/29/2008)
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served in an imperial pint glass.
Aroma is hoppy, citrus, touch of maltiness.
Taste is slightly grainy, very citrus hoppy, as it is dry-hopped, but lacks depth and backbone.
Average, but the hops make this much, much better.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUL 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewpub; served in their imperial pint glass. Pours a beautiful deep brown with garnet highlights and a creamy, off-white, diminishing head. The aroma is fairly muted: dark roasted and caramel malts with a piny hop backing. It doesn’t smell like a typical brown. Light to medium-bodied and slick on the tongue, it ends bitter and dry. This tastes more like a malt-forward pale ale than a brown. Perhaps the name comes simply from the color, as the flavor is a roasted, almost burnt, malt front with a distinctly unbrownlike dry hoppy finish.
vyvvy (4540) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours brown with a reddish hue. The aroma is nutty with toasted malt and coffee with some stale-ish notes. Medium body with soft carbonation. The taste is nutty and woody with toasted / roasted malt - a bit harsh and lightly sour. The finish goes heavy on the woody and coffee aspects and is quite bitter. A fairly aggressive version of a brown ale.
murawski (160) - USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at St. Louis BrewFest, May 12, 2007.
I liked this ale, esp. the nice roasted sweet malts. Palate a bit off, though -- made the ale finish on a very flat note.